Fanfare for Easter for SATB chorus, brass septet, and timpani
Below is the text of this piece. As you can read, it is a compilation of the writings of Saint Paul and the Nicene Creed. There are repetitions of certain works or phrases in this setting, and the stanza breaks align with the musical sections.
He is risen, He is Christ, our King.
He is risen, He is Lord and Savior.
Now one in union with the Father,
He is the Light of the world.
He suffered, died, and was buried.
The pain He endured to remove our sins for our salvation.
He is salvation for mankind, mankind is saved.
He suffered, died, and was buried, on the third day He arose, and saved.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
We are justified by His grace as a gift through His redemption which is in Christ Jesus.
We have been crucified by Christ,
and it is no longer we who live, but Christ lives within us;
and the life that we live, we live by faith in the Son of God,
who loved us and delivered Himself up for us.
Christ was raised from the dead through the Glory of the Father,
so we too might walk in newness of life.
Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God,
and that believing you may have life in His name.
He is risen, He is Christ our, King.
Jesus Christ is our Lord now and forever.