virtue (satb)


  • Catalog ID: S-133e
  • First Line: sweet day, so calm, so cool
  • Composer: Kenneth Jennings
  • Voicing: satb
  • Accompaniment: a cappella
  • Language: English
  • Country: United States
  • Series: Anton Armstrong Choral Series
  • Other: 2001, sacred
  • Score: View Score
  • Sound: Listen


Virtue is the fifth of eight Spiritual Songs by Kenneth Jennings.  All eight are published separately.  The text is written by George Herbert (1593-1633) who wrote devotional poetry throughout his life.  Herbert used simple and common words, conversational speech rhythms, musical imagery, and witty, unexpected metaphors.  In the 18th century, Methodists and Moravians adapted a number of the poems as hymns, several of which remain today in hymnals of many denominations.

The eight pieces in the series are: S-133a – Discipline, S-133b – Love, S-133c – Prayer, S-133d – The Pulley, S-133e – Virtue, S-133f – Praise,  S-133g Antiphon, and S-133h The Call.