Composer:   NA
Arranger:   Kevin McChesney
Publisher:   Hope Publishing
Edition:   C5161
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied


Mike Ellingsen
Trinity Lutheran, Blue Earth 2007
R&R Chair Music in Worship

This selection has appeared at the top of handbell choir lists for the past several years. The choir part is strong and dramatic and really comes to life when accompanied by handbells. The powerful Easter text is featured, with the more traditional Christmas text in italics underneath. Either version is effective. We actually left out the top soprano part until the last nine measures, and the anthem worked beautifully. This is on our list to repeat every few years at Christmas.

Also available: 3-5 octave handbells (#1892) and orchestral parts (#1892O)