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Finzi, Gerald: God is gone up op. 27 2 (1951) 4'
Anthem for chorus, organ and strings

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Edward Taylor (E)

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Orchestral version also available

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Repertoire Note

This anthem has rightly become an integral part of the choral repertoire, suitable for use on festive and celebratory occasions. Larger choruses will welcome the version with full orchestra - God is Gone Up would make an excellent opening item for a concert. Composed in a simple ABA form, the outer sections capture the celebratory spirit of the text with rising figures and fanfare effects, while the central section is a more reflective contrast, while still energetic. This anthem, probably Finzi’s most well-known piece of sacred music, is of immediate appeal to choirs, congregations and concert audiences alike.



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