O How Glorious Is the Kingdom
Options abound in this anthem for SATB Chorus with optional handbells or keyboard. The opening phrase may be sung by a soloist or by the soprano section, in either English or Latin. The optional accompaniment may be played on a keyboard or by 4 handbells (G5, A5, C6, & D6). The intensity grows each time the text reappears. The 4-part sections convey a sense of earthly longing for a time when true unity will be realized. The anthem concludes with a quiet statement of the opening text.