O God Beyond All Praising
Using the stately and increasingly popular tune THAXTED (from Holst's The Planets), this approachable arrangement begins sedately, with simple chords accompanying the melody, occasionally set in the bass clef. Both the chord thicknesses and the excitement build, leading to a fortissimo ending. THAXTED's dual usage makes this arrangement a great choice for either concert or worship. A few dotted eighth-sixteenth note rhythms and a brief 16th-note passage give the piece its medium rating. 65 measures in length, this piece is arranged in Bb Major.