“The Word Was God” was Rosephanye’s first published piece (with Gentry Publications, an imprint within the Fred Bock Publishing Group, where Allan serves as Vice President of Publications). It is not a traditional spiritual, but is based on John 1:1-3.
The first time Consort sang “The Word Was God” was in 2010, Opus 17 …
The following video is from the Allan Petker Chorale’s tour of Argentina in 2017. It was performed in the crypt beneath Parroquia María Auxiliadora, Rosario Argentina.
|Here is it once more from the Allan Petker Chorale’s tour of the Dalmatian Coast in 2011 where it was the opening song for each concert. The tour’s video opened with a mashup of “The Word Was God.” It was then sung on the steps of the Church of Saint Blaise in Dubrovnik Croatia to invite people to come into the church and hear our concert.