Required Resources: SATB choir, organ
Dr. Brumby has used two hymn tunes as the basis for these simple SATB Easter anthems.
The texts are by the composer; the first is a paraphrase of John 20:1-16 and the second is entirely original.
In the first anthem, a minor mode setting of a traditional melody highlights the dialogue between the angels and the women at the tomb on Easter morning.
It continues with the tender meeting of the risen Savior with Mary Magdalene.
The second anthem uses the melody Deo gracias (Agincourt) with an original text, concluding with rhythmic Alleluias.
Both anthems are quite comfortable in their range and style.
They have brief organ introductions, with the organ then doubling voice parts, but could easily be sung a cappella if desired.
Born in Melbourne in 1933, Colin Brumby graduated from the Melbourne University Conservatorium of Music in 1957, and studied advanced musical composition in Spain, London and Rome.
He was awarded one of the first Advance Australian Awards in 1981 for his services to music.
He retired in 1998 from a position as Associate Professor in the School of Music at the University of Queensland.
Order #: 5132
- Choral Music
- SATB Choir