Rise Up, Shepherd
SATB choir, piano
Composed by Taylor Davis. Mixed Voices Series. Sacred Anthem, Christmas. Octavo. Published by Chorister's Guild (LO.CGA1107).
Item Number: LO.CGA1107
Sacred Anthem, Christmas.
Rhythmic fervor abounds in this awesome Christmas anthem that brings together original music, new music and the familiar spiritual text "Rise Up Shepherd and Follow." From the anthem's beginning, a constant driving rhythm in both the men's vocal part and piano propels the song through a variety of meter changes and cool, contemporary harmonies. A final wave of musical energy brings the piece to a climatic close urging everyone to "rise up and follow the star to Bethlehem. ".