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Roland E. Martin A Song of Resurrection

Categories
Anthems
Instrument(s)
Keyboard [organ/piano], Brass Ensemble
Voicing
SATB
Original Publication
Sewanee Composer's Project - Vol. 11
Difficulty
Moderately Difficult
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

SATB with organ and optional brass (Tr. 1 and 2 in C, Horn, TB, Tuba, Tympani and opt. sus. cymbals). Text by Peter Siedlecki. A wonderful, meditative Easter anthem with a "Halleluia" finish that your congregation will be talking about for a long time to come.  Can be done for communion.

When the faint new presence of light
Nudges the night into leaving,
When the green shoot breaks through the crust
And turns, as it must, into blooming,
When the raindrop quenches the thirst
 And raises the cursed and the grieving,
When the old somber ways are destroyed
And what stays is the joy that is human,
This is the meaning of hallelujah!
Rise, come forth, and sing hallelujah!

When the infant takes breath to sustain
The requisite pain of his glory,
When the mother can smile in relief
Expressing belief in this blooming,
And the ancient rolls away age
To turn a new page in the story,
The old sombre ways are destroyed,
What remains is the joy that is human,
This is the meaning of hallelujah!
Rise, come forth, and sing hallelujah!

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P.O. Box 249
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Phone 828.859.0323
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