Praise to the Lord the Almighty
Joel Raney sets the stage for a powerful presentation of this great German hymn with an extended introductory section for piano and organ duet, with optional handbells. After 57 measures, the choir enters with the powerful phrase: "All ye who hear me join me in glad adoration!" and from there to the final "Amens" we are carried to new heights as this festive anthem combines all of the forces. This new anthem concept includes a separate score with vocals only, a piano/organ score, a handbell score, and a full conductor's score. The optional congregational part is included in the choral edition. Measures total 187.