The Cross L.M.
By Fynn Titford-Mock
- A minor
- Plain tune
- Time signature
- Isaac Watts, 1707
A mirrored table-canon in the shape of a cross. The Tenor sings the horizontal line: the same note shapes are sung upside down and back to front (in bass clef) by the Alto sitting opposite. The vertical line is sung reading upwards by the Treble, and downwards by the Bass. The options for harmonic variation are limited, because the shape-to-interval relationship has to remain when read upside-down.
When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of Glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.