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O praise the Lord of heaven

Accompanied; SATB/SATB

In this rousing anthem for double choir, Rutter uses frequent time signature changes to breathe new life into Psalm 148. Guiding the two choirs through a series of musical mood changes using intricate call-and-response patterns, the composer steadily builds excitement before bringing them together in a glorious finale.

This anthem forms the conclusion to John Rutter’s Psalmfest, for which scores and parts are available to hire at the OUP link below.

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Duration: 6 minutes
Difficulty: Moderately Difficult
Published: 01 June 2016
ISBN: 9780193416772

Programme notes

O praise the Lord of heaven was written in 1980 for the annual Commencement ceremony of Westminster Choir College, Princeton…

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