We Praise You, O God
Composed by David Angerman and Joseph M. Martin. Harold Flammer. 12 pages. Published by Shawnee Press (HL.35028081).
Item Number: HL.35028081
Scripture: Psalm 146:2; Psalm 109:30
From the driving opening to the final punctuated chords, this anthem is a brilliant paean of praise that is rich with choral opportunities to encourage worship. The repetitive rhythmic motive is quickly learned and the toccata-like piano part maintains a constant stream of energy to propel the piece to unbounded jubilation. The contrasting middle section offers relief with deep resonating chords that enrich the text. After an arresting accelerando, a wall of climbing 4ths brings a virtuosic element to the piece and enables a striking recapitulation and festive codetta.