Level 3 . Perfect for your Reformation Sunday. Flexibly designed, this piece may be used as a congregational hymn accompaniment with brass quintet, timpani, organ, and mixed chorus, or the vocal and instrumental forces may be omitted and the handbell part played alone. The arrangement includes an introductory fanfare, four musical verses with an interlude between the third and fourth, and an optional ending. The setting of the third stanza is particularly descriptive of the war-like text, using dissonant chords, martellato lifts, and shaking, then ending triumphantly.
Voicing: 3-5 octaves handbells with organ, brass quintet, timpani, SATB, Congregation
Composer/Arranger: Cathy Moklebust