Benedictus (from Missa Sancti Hieronymi, MH 254)Music by Johann Michael Haydn / ed. and arr. Patrick M. Liebergen SATB Choral Octavo Item: 00-43612
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Composed by Johann Michael Haydn (younger brother of composer Joseph Haydn), this classical work features brilliant melismatic lines and a well-crafted piano reduction of the original orchestral score. An opening triadic motive in the sopranos is repeated and developed through the lower voices in imitative fashion, before coming to a homophonic section, then a stately close.