SATB chorus, opt. Bb Trumpet
Composed by Johann Cruger (1598-1692) and John Darwall. Arranged by Thomas Fettke. Christian. Octavo. Celebrating Grace #810025. Published by Celebrating Grace (CB.810025).
Item Number: CB.810025
6.875 x 10.25 inches.
This festive proclamation of thanks pairs two traditional hymns: "Now Thank We All our God" and "Rejoice, the Lord Is King." Singing begins with a new melody for the traditional text. A four-measure melismatic "rejoice" (echoing DARWALL) punctuates each line of the new melody. Bits of both the traditional tunes are masterfully interwoven during the last half of the piece, culminating in a grand statement of gratitude and joy. The trumpet adds to the festive nature of the anthem.