The music is neo-Baroque in character and uses the same text as the very well-known chorus of the same name from Messiah by G. F. Händel. Choral lyricism is alternated with fanfare-like statements to give a balanced and satisfying rendering of the famous Biblical utterance.
Full orchestral accompaniment materials are available for purchase from the distributor [RBM-246]. The original, 13-player version of the orchestration may also be purchased [RBM-228a].
In addition to the above accompaniment packages, a version for strings, piano and percussion [RBM-228] and a version for organ, brass quintet and percussion [RBM-247] may be purchased from the distributor.
( dur: 3:00″ )
All rentals arranged through ECS Publishing.