For He is Our Peace (2016)
A setting of Ephesians, 2:14 (NRSV)
SATB, Trumpet & Organ
fp . 30 April 2017; Chancel Choir, First Baptist Church, Worcester, MA, USA
This work won the Tenth Annual International Anthem Competition of The First Baptist Church of Worcester, Massachusetts 2017
For He is Our Peace is a dramatic anthem on this simple text of reconciliation. The piece is in a simple ABA form with associated harmonic areas to emphasise the change of material. The trumpet is an integral part of the piece and acts both as a commentator and a dramatic protagonist.