Arise, Shine; For Thy Light Is Come
For SATB Choir and Organ
     Optional Orchestration: Picc-2-2-2-2, 2-3-3-1, Timpani, Percussion, Organ, Strings

Gladde Music Publications
Formerly published by Lawson-Gould Music Publishers (#52084)
Choral Score (GMP8009) - $2.15
Conductor's Score & Instrumental Parts (GMP8009X) - $ TBD

Compiled from The Book of Isaiah, scripture forms the foundation for this festive and challenging anthem written for the dedication of Castleview Baptist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Rhythmic and melodic ostinatos create an exciting fabric of sound over a brilliant organ accompaniment.  The music was originally written for choir and organ, but has since been scored for brass and percussion, and finally for *full orchestra.  Challenging and stunning!  Performance materials are available directly from the composer through Gladde Music Publications.

Inspired by the annual presentation of the Feast of Lights at the University of Redlands in California  (Brad Nelson's Alma mater!)
Brad's complete cantata, based upon the Redlands' Feast, can be seen and heard at "The Feast of Lights"

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Notable Performance
The Feast of Lights

University of Redlands, CA
Jeffrey Rickard, Director


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*Orchestration (optional):
Piccolo, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons
2 Horns, 3 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Tuba
Percussion (Bells, Cymbals, Bass Drum)




Notable Broadcast!
December 19, 2013
Broadcast throughout the world from Taunton, Somerset, England
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\Notable Performance
The Feast of Lights

College Avenue Baptist Church
San Diego, CA
Bradley Nelson, Director