Love Is Come Again

Instrumentation

 

2 Flutes
(2nd Flute doubling on Alto Flute)

Oboe
Clarinet in B
2 Bassoons
4 Horns in F
Timpani
Percussion
orchestra bells, chimes, triangle, suspended cymbal, large chains, mark tree, tam-tam, wind machine, anvils, low tom-tom, bass drum
Harp
Celesta
SATB Choir
Violin I
Violin II
Viola
Cello
Contrabass

 

Program Notes

Offering a serene, introspective contrast to the more jubilant music of the Easter season, this musical setting of John Crum’s resurrection text, “Now the Green Blade Riseth,” is based on the popular French carol melody "Noël Nouvelet". The orchestral accompaniment draws its inspiration from the vivid imagery in this beloved hymn for Eastertide.