This Is the Day the Lord Has Made
Seven bells, ranging from C6 to C7 add additional, optional accompaniment to the SATB anthem with a text based on Psalm 118. The bells ring a single chord in various; simple rhythms that move between meter shifts and ties across barlines. The anthem combines voices, instruments, and congregation in a joyous proclamation. Brass ensemble is 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, and timpani. Dedicated to Theresa Riley, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Columbia, SC.