Jesu, the very thought of thee is one of three unaccompanied anthems written in 1925. There are some telling tenutos at the word ÔÇÿthoughtÔÇÖ and some warm harmonies as the work progresses. The strongest moment, using the chord of a seventh, comes at ÔÇÿthy face to seeÔÇÖ, after which there is a gradual diminuendo towards peace and repose. There is copious use of rests.
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