Proclaim the Lord
(Anthem for SATB Choir, a cappella)
Proclaim the Lord (Anthem for SATB Choir, a cappella) was composed in 1985 on commission from All Saints Parish of Concord, NC and given its World Premiere by the All Saints’ Parish Choir (Joel M. Harrison, Organist/Choirmaster) on 2 February 1986. In three sections, the anthem’s brief text is Biblical, with the exuberant opening section (on the words “Proclaim the greatness of the Lord our God; He is the Holy One.”) soon melting into a gentle and lyrical middle section (on the words “Put your trust in the Lord and do good”). A polyphonic final section returns to the opening words and musical materials with their vibrant and energetic spirit.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina