Beginning in a mystical way, this anthem gradually expands by adding instruments and voices, building to a glorious chorus of praise. It marries Beethoven's ODE TO JOY with an original text that imagines the glories of music being raised throughout the universe with voices and with instruments. The second verse is a cappella, and instruments and congregation join in the third and fourth verses.
Instrumental Parts include:
Trumpets I and II in Bb or C
Horn in F [substitute for Trombone I]
Trombones I and II
Handbells (2 Octaves)