SATB, organ, 2 trumpets
A dramatic setting of a Pentecost text from the book of Joel. Scored for SATB choir with short SATB solo sections, organ and two trumpets.
A perfect anthem for Pentecost, this work opens mysteriously, reaches an exciting and dramatic climax in the description of fire and smoke, then ends with a sonorous antiphonal section between choir and soloists.
Notes on preparation and performance
A version with brass quintet is also available.
Thus says the Lord, I will pour out my Spirit on all the earth. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even upon the servants and the handmaids, I will pour out my spirit. And I will work wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood, fire and columns of smoke. And I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and columns of smoke. The sun will be turned into darkness, and the moon to blood, at the coming of the day of the Lord, the great and the terrible day. Then everyone shall be rescued, who calls on the name of the Lord.