Composer HOLSINGER, DAVID
Voicing/Instrument CONCERT BAND W/CHORUS
Publisher TRN MUSIC PUBLISHER,INC
Sinfonia Voci (I Sing the Mighty Power of God) - GRADE 4 In the mid afternoon of August 28, 1990, a massive tornado swept through the center of Plainfield, IL, a community some 30 miles southwest of Chicago. This massive storm scythed a five mile long path, causing millions of dollars in damages and the deaths of 29 residents of the city. The Plainfield High School Band Boosters commissioned Holsinger to write this commemorative work for the High School Symphonic Band and Civic Chorus made up of many of the church choirs of the community.
Based on the 1784 Wuttenburg Gesangbuch melody entitled ELLACOMBE and a text by Isaac Watts, this hymn declares the sovereignty of God over the heavens and the earth, be it gentle petals or raging tempests.
The composition is well suited for mass or amateur choir, in that the vocal lines are broad and hymnlike at all times. The wind and percussion parts carry the rhythmic energy of the composition and can be performed separately, without the chorus, if so inclined. You have permission to make as many copies of the Choral parts as needed!