Inspired by what is considered to be one of the greatest hymn texts of the 20th century, Mary McDonald has crafted an exceptional, new anthem for SATB choirs. With altered melody and lush harmonies, this fresh treatment awakens a new breadth and splendor into this timeless hymn, giving rise to the greatness that it invokes in worshiping God, our Creator.
The gorgeous orchestration (sold separately) by Michael Lawrence is a true complement to Mary's splendid choral writing. This includes a Conductor's Score and parts for: Flute 1 & 2, Oboe, Clarinet 1 & 2, Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2 & 3, Horn 1 & 2 (opt. Alto Sax), Trombone 1 & 2 (opt. Tenor Sax/Baritone T. C. ), Trombone III/Tuba, Percussion, Timpani, Harp, Piano, Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello and String Bass (opt. Bass Clarinet).
Scriptural Reference: Psalms 8:3, Psalms 19:1, Psalms 47:2, Psalms 48:1, Psalms 66:3, Psalms 68:35, Psalms 99:3, Daniel 9:4, Habakkuk 3:2, John 14:3, Romans 8:32, 1 Thessalonians 4:16, Revelation 4:1-11, Revelation 5:13-14