Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing
Item Number: 00-GCMR02869
Format: Choral Octavo
Voicing: SATB divisi, a cappella
by Herbert Howells
British composer Herbert Howells was commissioned to write a piece in memoriam of President John F. Kennedy for a joint Canadian/American Memorial Service not long after the assassination. This piece, a motet, was completed the following spring, and was first performed November 22, 1964 – the first anniversary of Kennedy’s death – by the Choir of the Cathedral of St George from Kingston, Ontario.