Written in 1971 in response to an invitation from Sir David Willcocks and The Bach Choir.
The orchestral accompaniment is available to hire and on sale. A brass accompaniment is available to hire at the OUP link below.
Orchestration: Brass: 4 tpt, 3 tbn, tuba, timpani, perc Orchestra: 2 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 bn, 2 hn, 2 perc (glock, sus cym, tri, timp), hp, str
Also in Carols for Choirs 3 and 100 Carols for Choirs.
Also available for unison voices in a shortened and simplified version.