On this fearsome morning, op. 88
This dramatic anthem was written on a commission from Central Christian Church in Lexington, Kentucky in the spring of 2003. It was first performed on Easter Sunday of that year, April 20, by Michael Rintamaa, director of the Central Christian Church choir. The organist was Katherine Covington.
The text for this anthem was assembled by the composer from little-known phrases of old Easter hymns. The music, though not prohibitively difficult, does require professional-level performers of moderate-to-intermediate abilities.
Scoring: SATB, Soprano Solo, Solo Horn, 3 Trumpets (Bb), 2 Trombones, Timpani, Organ