Fanfare on “Christ is Arisen” (SATB w/ Organ, Brass, and Timpani)

By | March 10, 2013

Just completed a new piece for Easter: Fanfare on “Christ is Arisen” for mixed choir, brass quartet, timpani, and organ. Hope you find it useful. It begins with a theme that my Associate Pastor said reminded him of Aslan, you know the great and powerful lion from the C. S. Lewis book The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe who as a character has many similarities to Christ. That theme serves as a ritornello while the choir sings the ancient hymn “Christ is Arisen.” To continue with the Aslan comparison, the timpani might be considered to be his roar.

For a review copy, click here. To get the music, follow the link below.

Speaking of Aslan, here is my favorite quote about him from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe:

“Safe?” said Mr. Beaver; “don’t you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.”

Hoping you have a great Easter celebration: Surrexit Christus! Surrexit Hodie!

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