for SATB, piano 4 hands and optional percussion (glockenspiel, vibraphone/suspended cymbal, bass drum)
The third and final movement of Dances to Life. The vocal writing and keyboard accompaniment create a grand anthem extolling life and the contributions that our lives make to the world. An uplifting ending to a sometimes playful, otherwise serious work, the bells simulated in the percussion and keyboard celebrate the cycle of life from beginning to end.
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.