SATB Choir & Organ
Arranged by Mack Wilberg
This is a grand and exultant arrangement of the hymn tune 'Llanfair' and is presented with two text options: 'Hail the day that sees him rise' for use at Easter, and 'Praise the Lord! his glories show' for the rest of the year. Wilberg has treated the melody in several ways, including a four-part unaccompanied verse and a jubilant descant (optional); the accompaniment adds further triumphant colour with fanfares and scalic flourishes.
About the Composer
Mack Wilberg was appointed Music Director of The Tabernacle Choir in 2008, having served as Associate Music Director since 1999. He is a former professor of music at Brigham Young University, where he received his bachelor's degree; his master's and doctoral degrees are from the University of Southern California. Alongside Wilberg's conducting responsibilities he is active as a pianist, choral clinician, composer, arranger, and guest conductor throughout the United States and abroad. In addition to the many compositions he has written for The Tabernacle Choir, his works have been performed by artists such as Renée Fleming, Frederica von Stade, Bryn Terfel, Rolando Villazón, Deborah Voigt, and The King's Singers. Wilberg's arrangements and compositions are performed and recorded all over the world.