SATB choir, organ, optional brass quartet - Moderately Difficult
Composed by Howard Helvey. Easter. Choral score. Published by MorningStar Music Publishers (MN.50-4044A).
Item Number: MN.50-4044A
Using the six stanzas of an exuberant, colorful Easter text by Christopher Smart, the center of the anthem features stanzas 2-5 incorporated with the original English-inspired tune HANNAFORD HALL. The victorious stanzas 1 and 6 energetically distinguish the anthems beginning and end. While originally written for SATB choir and organ alone, Brass Quartet parts (2+2)which primarily double and highlight selected organ figuration are available as a performance option.
Recording provided by the Harvard University Choir from their album"Spring Bursts Today: A Celebration of Eastertide".