Boldly triumphant, this Easter anthem features new music and text by two of this century's premier church writers. It opens with brilliant figures in the accompaniment and a majestic choral acclamation. The second verse is more reflective, recalling the crucifixion. The tempo quickens as the fanfare returns, heralding the entrance of Beethoven's beloved Ode to Joy
. Shifting again in tempo and in key, the final verse resounds with victorious grandeur and rising alleluias.
Score and Parts: 2 Tpt, opt. Hn, Tbn 2 and/or Tuba, Perc.