Duration: 2'00" |
Ensemble: SAMen organ
This straightforward anthem for Ascensiontide uses a text by Bishop Reginald Heber.
The piece is in three sections. The opening uses a declamatory fanfare-like figure
which matches the text well. The second section — in the minor key — is a contrast,
using unison male voices answered by unison upper voices. This leads back into the
third section, which is basically a repeat of the first, but with a coda.
The piece received its first performance on Ascension Day 2015 at St Andrew's, Burgess Hill, where the composer is Director of Music. It is also available as a 4-part setting (SATB).