Vem, Jesus, nossa esperança

Vem, Jesus, nossa esperança. Jaci C. Maraschin* (1929–2009).  This Advent text first appeared in a Brazilian collection edited by the author, O Novo Canto de Terra (São Paulo, 1987), in four 8.7.8.7 stanzas. The musical setting, CRISTO É MAIS (1980), is by Baptist music professor Marcílio de Oliveira Filho (1947–2005). It was originally paired with the text ‘Cristo é nossa esperança’ (1981) by Guilherme Kerr Neto (1953– ) in the Brazilian Baptist hymnal Hinário para o Culto Cristão (Rio di Janeiro, 1991), edited by Joan Larie Sutton (1930–2016), in which Oliveira has eight tunes. The composer supports his Dorian mode melody with a stylized Baião, a Brazilian dance rhythm based on a...

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