And the Best Is Love (Anthem for Mixed Voices (SATB) with Keyboard & Opt. Handbells). Composed by Gilbert M. Martin (1941-). For SATB choir (with optional 2 octave handbells). Exaltation Series. Sacred Anthem. Medium. Octavo. Published by Lorenz Publishing Company (LO.10-1219L).
A sweeping, rhapsodic setting of a little-known but haunting adaptation of I Cor. 13. The warm, flowing accompaniment - a hallmark of the composer -and the gentle melody create a memorable anthem. The optional handbells add considerable charm to St. Paul's treatise on love. Unusual and useful throughout the church year.