The Reapers All with Their Sharp Sickles composed by Seth Houston. For SATB choir, soprano voice (a cappella). Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series. Concert. Octavo. Published by Santa Barbara Music Publishing (SB.SBMP-996).
Based on the American eighteenth-century folk hymn "Meditation," the text uses the metaphor of harvest for death and the second coming. A picturesque, dramatic piece, it opens with a lone soprano singing the folk-style melody, builds to layers of singers proclaiming the message, then winds down to let the soprano end the work.