God is gone up

for 3 solo sopranos, alto, tenor & bass soli, SATB choir, organ
7 mins.
April 2014

an anthem for Ascension

Commissioned by Clare College Cambridge, as part of 2013-2014 as the Clare Composer-in-residence. First performed in Clare College Chapel in early June, 2014. First public performance at Christ Church, Spitalfields, London on 20th June 2014, as part of the 2014 Spitalfields Festival.






CHOIR:                        He is gone . . .

ATB soli:                     Viri Galilei, quid admiramini, aspicientes in caelum?

CHOIR:                        He is gone, and the clouds have hid him from our eyes.

3 SOPS soli                Iêsous . . .


ATB soli:                      Ephanerôthê en sarki

CHOIR:                         He became flesh

3 SOPS soli:              Iêsous . . .

ATB soli:                     Edikaiôthê en pneümati

CHOIR                         He was anointed in the spirit

3 SOPS soli:               Iêsous Christos . . .

ATB soli:                      Ôphthê anggelois

CHOIR:                         He was seen by his apostles . . .

3 SOPS soli:                Iêsous Christos Theou . . .

ATB soli                       Ekêrüchthê en ethnesin

CHOIR:                         He was told to the heathen

3 SOPS soli:               Iêsous Christos Theou Huios . . .

ATB soli:                      Episteüthê en kosmô . . .

CHOIR                          He is believed throughout the world

3 SOPS soli:               Iêsous Christos Theou Huios Sôtêr . . .

ATB soli:                      Anelêphthê en doxê.

CHOIR                          He is  taken up in glory.

3 SOPS soli:               Iêsous Christos Theou Huios Sôtêr.



ATB soli                       Allêluia . . .

Choir                                                  God is gone up with a merry noise,

And the Lord with the sound of the trumpet.

3 soprano soli              Alleluia!

Choir                            God is gone up in glory.  Alleluia!