Come, let us sing joyfully
An anthem for 2-part choir, congregation, tambourine, triangle, and handbells
This is one of a handful of original compositions by Peter Hallock contained in the Episcopal Church’s transitional Songs for Liturgy, published for the Joint Commission on Church Music by Walton Music. The compilation sought to introduce new service music, canticles, hymns, songs, and spiritual songs that utilized different and interesting sounds; many were unaccompanied. Some titles made it into Hymnal 1982, most did not. Many works, like this one, deserve a fresh look.
While Hallock scored this work for two-part mixed choir, congregation, tambourine, triangle, and handbell accompaniment, music directors should use instruments available to them—be it clapping to cover the tambourine or triangle parts, or pitched percussion, like piano or vibraphone, for the handbell part. So that language referencing God might be more inclusive, the editor has revised text as originally adapted and set by Hallock, using A Liturgical Psalter (Anglican Church of Canada, 2016) as a framework.
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