an anthem for Ascension
Commissioned by Clare College Cambridge, as part of 2013-2014 as the Clare Composer-in-residence. First performed in Clare College Chapel in early June, 2014. First public performance at Christ Church, Spitalfields, London on 20th June 2014, as part of the 2014 Spitalfields Festival.
CHOIR: He is gone . . .
ATB soli: Viri Galilei, quid admiramini, aspicientes in caelum?
CHOIR: He is gone, and the clouds have hid him from our eyes.
3 SOPS soli Iêsous . . .
ATB soli: Ephanerôthê en sarki
CHOIR: He became flesh
3 SOPS soli: Iêsous . . .
ATB soli: Edikaiôthê en pneümati
CHOIR He was anointed in the spirit
3 SOPS soli: Iêsous Christos . . .
ATB soli: Ôphthê anggelois
CHOIR: He was seen by his apostles . . .
3 SOPS soli: Iêsous Christos Theou . . .
ATB soli Ekêrüchthê en ethnesin
CHOIR: He was told to the heathen
3 SOPS soli: Iêsous Christos Theou Huios . . .
ATB soli: Episteüthê en kosmô . . .
CHOIR He is believed throughout the world
3 SOPS soli: Iêsous Christos Theou Huios Sôtêr . . .
ATB soli: Anelêphthê en doxê.
CHOIR He is taken up in glory.
3 SOPS soli: Iêsous Christos Theou Huios Sôtêr.
ATB soli Allêluia . . .
Choir God is gone up with a merry noise,
And the Lord with the sound of the trumpet.
3 soprano soli Alleluia!
Choir God is gone up in glory. Alleluia!