Eternal Hope

Composer
Richard Burchard; Stacey V. Gibb
Composer Nationality
American
Text
Romans 18:21; Traditional Spiritual
Year Composed
2017
Pages
12
Minutes
4:30
Difficulty
3 (Advanced high school collegiate or community chorus)
Language
Latin; English
Voicing
12 part mixed chorus
Divisi
No
Sacred or Secular
Sacred
Mood
Dramatic, with dynamic contrasts; Tense, with some edge; Inspiring
Description

Premiered at the ACDA National Conference in 2017, this piece combines the talents of two prolific arrangers. Opening in Latin with a setting of Romans 18:21, one expects a beautiful and serious anthem. But the next statement is a setting of How Long? that turns the corner, then the choir divides in two while both styles are sung together. It is a stunning achievement that works to a glorious conclusion!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpWCU0nAt0E

Audio Credit
Mount San Antonio College Chamber Singers
Group
Triad
Performances
Triad: 2017 November 12, 18, & 19 (New Wine | Old Bottles)