Instrumentation: SATB (Divisi) & Piano
Commissioned by: Brandon Elliott & Choral Arts Initiative for the 2019 PREMIERE|Project Festival
Alleluia is part of the sacred mass tradition and is associated with praise and acclamations. This modern setting of the Alleluia text, commissioned by Choral Arts Initiative for the 2019 PREMIERE|Project Festival, opens with a fanfare-like piano solo. The choir then enters and slowly builds in excitement before reaching a climax. The B section of this piece explores different choral textures, using flowing lines and dynamic swells. After the flowing triplet section, the opening material returns and builds until the final joyous ending.
This bright Alleluia setting would fit well into any sacred service, especially Easter Sunday.