‘Oh Love That Will Not Let Me Go’

This is me playing an instrumental of ‘Oh love that will not let me go‘ arranged by Larry Shackley from his collection, Sacred Rhapsody.  He describes it as being after the style of Chopin.  It reminds me of Chopin’s first two nocturnes from Op. 27 because of it’s unshackled right hand over the left hand’s flowing arpeggios.  A very pianistic piece, I love its use of musical effects such as the polyrhythm in the last section where the right hand is playing the melody in eights against the left hand’s triplets.

O love that will not let me go, I rest my weary soul in thee.
I give thee back the life I owe, that in thine oceans depths its flow.
May richer fuller be.

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