for SATB and organ or orchestra This hymn arrangement is triumphant and rousing, with a strong melody and fanfare-like accompaniment. Wilberg expertly treats the music to a variety of textures and scorings, culminating in a rousing unison 'Amen' at the close. This anthem is perfect for use at Easter, but may also be sung throughout the church year using the alternative lyrics (Open now thy gates of beauty). Orchestral material is available on hire/rental.
Mack Wilberg was appointed Music Director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in 2008, having served as Associate Music Director since 1999. He is a former professor of music at Brigham Young University, where he received his bachelor's degree; his master's and doctoral degrees are from the University of Southern California. Alongside Wilberg's conducting responsibilities he is active as a pianist, choral clinician, composer, arranger, and guest conductor throughout the United States and abroad. In addition to the many compositions he has written for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, his works have been performed by artists such as Renee Fleming, Frederica von Stade, Bryn Terfel, Rolando Villazon, Deborah Voigt, and The King's Singers. Wilberg's arrangements and compositions are performed and recorded all over the world.