An original setting of Psalm 46, this festive piece opens with a flourishing, rhythmic introduction. The reflective middle section incorporates beautiful text-painting of the verse, "There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God". With a return to the beginning statement, an uplifting and joyful ending is achieved with full chords and articulations that allow this piece to be a perfect choice for special occasions in church and festival settings. Includes a versatile accompaniment for either piano or handbells, with optional instrumental parts for trumpet and flute.
Voicing: SATB with piano and/or handbells, optional trumpet and/or flute
Composer: Anna Laura Page
Text: Psalm 46, alt. Anna Laura Page
Season: General, Reformation
Scripture: Psalm 46
DLA1381 God Is Our Refuge and Strength audio download
CGAC1381 God Is Our Refuge and Strength accompaniment track