There is a green hill far away

  • Composed Jan 2018
  • C.F. Alexander
  • Peter Burton
  • Scored for SATB choir and keyboard
  • Difficulty: Easy

This piece takes the wonderful words of the hymn by C.F. Alexander and gives it a choral setting. The melody is unison to start with. It then moves to harmony choir only then builds to the high point of the piece where the piano joins and heaven’s gates are opened ! The call to follow Jesus after that is more reflective and returns to unison singing. The piano part balances the choral elements with hints of the original Horsley tune coming through as the piece progresses.