First Song of Isaiah, The
Since its release twenty years ago, THE FIRST SONG OF ISAIAH has enjoyed consistent popularity. Part of the beauty of the work is that it can effectively be performed in a simple, meditative way or as a festive celebration with unlimited resources. To celebrate this birthday, this special Festival Edition expands on the original giving the choir a more substantial challenge, yet still involves the congregation. The handbells play at intervals throughout the work. Brass ensemble is two trumpets, two trombones and timpani.