No. 2146 March - We're marching on (Eiliv Herikstad)
This march is in the form of a medley and was written for Askim Band's 70th anniversary concert, as a surprise encore; instead of an old march, the audience got a new march they had never heard before.
No. 2147 Gigue - Alleluia, Amen! (Brian Hogg)
The ‘gigue', a lively folk dance, originated in the British Isles and migrated to France in the mid-17th century during the Baroque period. While it was probably never a court dance, it was use at social occasions by nobility and used as a musical form by court composers; aspects of that form are maintained in this current work.
‘Alleluia, Amen!' maintains the character of a lively dance and combines with the hymn tune, ‘Spanish Chant' (T.B. 315). The tune, attributed to Henry Rowley Bishop (1786-1855), is also known as ‘Madrid' and is associated with words by Christian Henry Bateman (1813-1889).
The words are joyful and optimistic and the resounding response, ‘Alleluia, Amen!', completes each phrase of the lyrics.
‘Come, Christians, join to sing
Loud praise to Christ our King;
Let all, with heart and voice,
Before his throne rejoice;
Praise is his gracious choice.
No. 2148 In God's presence (Andrew Blyth)
The song, ‘Bow the knee', is combined here with the older, ‘All there is of me', to provide a piece which evokes, through music, the sense of God's presence in our lives.
No. 2149 Festival March - Spirit of discovery (Steven Ponsford)
Two Sidney Cox songs, the chorus ‘He found me' and ‘God's love to me is wonderful' are featured in this lively Festival March.