Elegant simplicity is the hallmark of this shimmering a cappella setting of a favorite text: “Set me as a seal upon your heart … for love is as strong as death.” Straightforward rhythms, careful management of vocal ranges, and a judicious use of close cluster harmonies put this work well within the reach of many choirs. A perfect choice for choirs looking to establish a more mature sound and musical sensitivity.
Set me as a seal upon your heart. As a seal upon your arm. For love is strong as strong as death. For love is strong as. Set me as a seal upon your heart. As a seal upon your arm. For love is strong as death.
Many waters cannot quench love. Many waters cannot quench love. Neither can the floods. Neither can the floods drown it. Neither can the floods drown it.
From Song of Songs: “Who is this coming up from the wilderness, leaning on her beloved? I roused you under the apple tree; there your mother conceived you; there she travailed and brought you forth. Set me as a seal over your heart, as a seal upon your arm. For love is as strong as death, its jealousy as unrelenting as Sheol. Its sparks are fiery flames,the fiercest blaze of all. Mighty waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot sweep it away. If a man were to give all the wealth of his house for love, his offer would be utterly scorned.…”
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