Category:   MN COMPOSERS
Composer:   Jake Runestad
Arranger:   NA
Voicing:   SATB divisi
Setting:   with strings or piano accompaniment


Kyle Pederson
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Burnsville, MN
R&R Chair MN Composers

If you haven’t yet spent time with Runestad’s Grammy-nominated Hope of Loving album, beautifully recorded by Conspirare, please stop reading this and do that first. Wild Forces, included on that album, is now available as a stand-alone work, with piano accompaniment, if you don’t have an incredible string quartet handy. Energetic, accessible, only 2 minutes long—a brief tour de force that would make a dazzling concert opening.