Rejoice! The Lord Is Risen!

Instrumentation

 

Organ 

Brass and Percussion (optional)
1 Horn in F
3 Trumpets in B
3 Trombones
Tuba
Timpani
Crash Cymbals
Bass Drum

 

Program Notes

Though not as well-known as the “Toccata” from his Organ Symphony No. 5, Widor’s “Final” from the Sixth Organ Symphony is equally breathtaking. In fact, Widor thought so much of it that he later transcribed the work as the culmination of his Symphony for Organ and Orchestra. “Rejoice! The Lord Is Risen!” was written to be sung to the accompaniment of this stunning organ finale. Widor’s extraordinary music provides the inspiring foundation for this Easter anthem.