for solo organ There are seven sections, each reflecting a different verse of the hymn text. Musical styles vary between movements, making the work an interesting recital piece. Individual sections can also be performed liturgically. The piece is of moderate difficulty.
Rebecca Groom te Velde earned degrees in organ performance from Seattle Pacific University and the University of Western Ontario, also studying composition and church music. She continued her studies in Germany on a grant from the German Academic Exchange Service. An active performer and clinician on service-playing, she holds the Associate Certificate from the American Guild of Organists. She has published organ music with Oxford University Press and Darcey Press and choral compositions with Santa Barbara Music Publishing. She is organist of First Presbyterian Church, Stillwater, and adjunct instructor of organ at Oklahoma City University in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
A child is born in Bethlehem ; And joy is in Jerusalem ; Rejoice, rejoice, sing high, sing low ; Benedicamus Domino ; To thee, O Lord, be glory paid ; Thou Son of Mary, mother-maid ; To Holy Trinity give praise, With Deo gracias always, Alleluia