In this imagining of Veni, Veni, Emmanuel, you will find a distinctive dialogue between old and new. The light and buoyant treatment of the familiar melody grows and subsides in musical swells, providing unmistakable forward motion. The use of pizzicato syncopation adds a fresh approach to this ancient tune. Counterlines envelop the main theme, dancing and growing as all voices blend together for a resounding finish. Although this is a perfect addition to any holiday programming, this work is a wonderful choice year round.