Praise the God of Resurrection! by Mark Hayes. For SATB choir, piano (with optional trumpet (brass quintet, percussion)). Sacred Anthem, Eastertide. Octavo. Published by Lorenz Publishing Company (LO.10-3793L).
Boldly triumphant, this Easter anthem features new music and text by two of this century's premier church writers. It opens with brilliant figures in the accompaniment and a majestic choral acclamation. The second verse is more reflective, recalling the crucifixion. The tempo quickens as the fanfare returns, heralding the entrance of Beethoven's beloved "Ode to Joy." Shifting again in tempo and in key, the final verse resounds with victorious grandeur and rising alleluias. (From the cantata "Forsaken." SATB - 55/1112L; SAB - 55/1113L.).