This choral masterpiece was THE festival anthem for the latter half of the 20th century. Constructed in a form and style reminiscent of Beethoven’s ”Hallelujah” from the Mount of Olives, the musical statements are powerful and exhilarating. A strong accompaniment instills the dramatic choral lines with confidence. This is a timeless classic used in both church and school that has been strengthened and re-engraved for today’s audience. Now, this popular anthem has been revoiced for 4 parts, making it accessible to smaller choirs for the first time. Richard Nichols has done a miraculous job of staying true to Thomas Cousins’ original setting and the accompaniment remains the same.