The musical meter is irregular, and I have decided to print the tune without time signa tures. The tempo should be solid and quick; be careful not to rush or drag the third line with its five-beat measure. Depending on the congregation, it may be necessary to lower the pitch by a whole step, although I much prefer the higher pitch. In addition, I wrote a choral setting of verse three; this setting makes use of a canon at the second, and at one point a canon at one beat.
The hymn was premiered at the dedication of the statue on Feb. 7, A.D. 2002 (More's birthday), and we will continue to sing it each year for the feast of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher, June 22. I welcome any comments or suggestions.
BENJAMIN SMEDBERG Director ofMusic and Organist Church of St. Patrick 619 Tenth St. K.W. Washington, D.C. 20001 Bdsmedburg@hotmail.com