Angels from the Realms of Glory
Originally commissioned for performance in Christmas Serenade '95 with the San Antonio, Texas symphony, this piece is true to the text's intent. After a bright opening the music slows to a more leisurely pace where the bass melody is accompanied by triplet thirds in the treble bells. Lots of staccato is called for in the final, bouncy section which speeds up the last five measures to end with a flourish. This rendition is scored in F Major and is 78 measures.