Augsburg Fortress

The Day of Resurrection!

The Day of Resurrection!

This familiar Easter text is given new life with a fresh tune from Farlee, with a jubilant setting for choir, brass, and organ. The assembly is invited to join on two stanzas. Easy and quick to learn, this will add a festive touch to the Easter celebrations.

Sheet Music
ISBN: 9781451492606
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Instrumental Parts

Digital Download
ISBN: 9781506400228
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  • Publisher Augsburg Fortress
  • Format Digital Download; Sheet Music
  • ISBN 9781451492606; 9781506400228
  • Brand Augsburg Choral Library
  • Version Instrumental Parts
  • Season/Occasion Easter
  • Voicing Organ; SATB/4-part mixed
  • Difficulty Easy-Medium

Composer Commentary

"The Day of Resurrection!” was written, as are many of my compositions, for a specific occasion and group of forces. In this case, it was for my own congregation, Christ Church Lutheran in Minneapolis, and for its choir and a gifted brass quintet.

I have written several pieces for Easters past. What made this one stand out was that it was inspired by a statement Paul Westermeyer made in the Hymnal Companion to Evangelical Lutheran Worship. Among his comments on this hymn (#361), he says, “‘The day of resurrection!’ is obviously searching for a suitable modern tune! These all work, but none seems quite right.” To me, such a comment is like a bullfighter waving a red cloth in front of a bull, and I charged in to give it a shot. Once I had a tune that seemed workable to me (and that took longer than usual), I set it for assembly, choir, brass, and organ. The tune name, ANASTASEOS HIMERA, is simply a transliteration of the first line of the Greek text. It is a marvelous text, and I hope this tune and setting serve worshipers well.