for SATB and organ/brass, percussion, and organ/string orchestra
Vaughan Williams composed this simple anthem for a pageant in aid of the church of Abinger in 1934. The homophonic texture and inclusion of the first verse of O God our help in ages past at the end of the piece make it an accessible and inclusive work and a rousing addition to any service, concert, or community occasion. As an alternative to this brass accompaniment, a string orchestra accompaniment is available on hire.
Vaughan Williams has come to be regarded as one of the finest British composers of the 20th century. He has a particularly wide-ranging catalogue of works, including choral works, symphonies, concerti, and opera. His searching and visionary imagination, combined with a flexibility in writing for all levels of music-making, has meant that his music is as popular today as it ever has been.
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Full score and set of parts - brass version