9780834195851, SATB with narration, $4.99
Contact: J. W. Pepper, Product #3107935
This “resurrection celebration” is an extended octavo for Easter (approximately 10 minutes) which is perfect for choirs who want to program more than a 3-4 minute anthem on Easter Sunday morning. It is a viable alternative to doing a large Easter work or pageant. Set in 3 sections with narration and choral speaking, this anthem lends itself to judicious cuts and may also be performed in sections. The first song is a rousing, rhythmic call to “set the alleluias free,” to awake within us unrestrained praise for the gift of resurrection life through Jesus. The next two selections are the well-known Easter hymns, “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today” and “Crown Him with Many Crowns,” both arranged to include congregational involvement. The entire anthem is seamlessly designed to move from one selection to the next, starting with a choral call-to-worship and ending with a glorious choral climax. Meaningful, scripture-based narration is interwoven throughout and masterfully underscored to heighten the beauty of the text.