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Vernon Hoyle This Joyful Eastertide

Categories
Anthems
Instrument(s)
Keyboard [organ/piano], Trumpet(s)
Voicing
SATB
Original Publication
Sewanee Composer's Project - Vol. 16
Difficulty
Moderately Easy
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

SATB choir and organ with two optional trumpets in Bb. (Hint: You could also do this one with a Unison or Two-Part Choir - just accompany the SATB section.) A bright, sparkling arrangement of the traditional Dutch carol, Vreuchten. With or without the trumpets, it's a great setting! Could you do this arrangement as a congregational hymn? ABSOLUTELY! (Note: The recording is in E Major. We decided though, to make it easier for the trumpets, to transpose down to Eb. Bb Trumpet players hate to play in F# Major. Just sayin...)

The EXTRAS (ZIP) file contains the unison version in E Major.

This joyful Eastertide,
away with care and sorrow!
My Love, the Crucified,
hath sprung to life this morrow.

Refrain:
Had Christ, that once was slain,
ne'er burst his threeday prison,
our faith had been in vain;
but now is Christ arisen,
arisen, arisen, arisen.

Death's flood hath lost its chill,
since Jesus crossed the river:
Lover of souls, from ill
my passing soul deliver.
Refrain

My flesh in hope shall rest,
and for a season slumber,
till trump from east to west
shall wake the dead in number.
Refrain

Contact

Mark Schweizer
P.O. Box 249
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Phone 828.859.0323
Toll Free 877.822.0304

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