Alex Guebert’s exquisite Redemption beautifully portrays the scene of a Hebrew woman in exile, soothing her child with a lullaby. Unable to ignore her soul’s plea for the promised Messiah, the lullaby gives way to the strains of O Come, O Come, Emmanuel. Through the urgent cries of the people, “Rejoice! Rejoice” resounds as a loud refrain. As the promised one arrives, another lullaby is heard. The two editions for 3 and 4-7 octaves are not identical but may be played together.