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Christos Anesti - Christ is Risen Publication Details
 

 
  Catalogue Number -
PEL2077

Voicing/Instrumentation -
SATB Choir with Organ
and brass quintet and percussion

Level of Difficulty - Moderate

Uses/Season -
Concert, Service Anthem, Easter
 
Duration -
4:00 mins

Pages Music -
17 pages - 24 page booklet
Format -
SATB choral score with piano reduction

(Full Score and Instrumental Parts in separate Licensed PDF)

Copyright Year - 2011

Perusal Score PDF
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Description/Remarks


PEL2077 Christos Anesti is a majestic and atmospheric anthem for the Feast of the Resurrection. With Greek text from the Eastern Orthodox Rite, "Christos Anesti ek nekron",
which translates as 'Christ is risen from the dead'
and a translation of the words of John of Damascus from the eight century, "Thou hallowed chosen morn of praise", Halley has created an original piece that juxtaposes rich and angular tonalities from the East with broad harmonies from the West. This mixing of two Christian church traditions and harmonic themes results in a glorious work of build and tension, majesty and depth. The Easter chant, Victimae Paschali Laudes, makes an appearance in a rolling sequence in the organ and brass parts, played against the central 'hymn' theme, as is Halley's style to weave a number of themes and melodies into his work. The piece reaches a brilliant climax and conclusion suited to the glorious Resurrection, the heavens opening with gold and shimmering light.

It is recommended that the piece be performed with the accompaniment of organ, brass quintet, and timpani as originally conceived.  Therefore, we recommend at least 20-24 singers to balance the accompanying parts and fill the acoustics of the church.
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Eastern Orthodox Rite
John of Damascus (8th cent.)
trans. J. M. Neale, 1862

Commissioned in honor of John Repulski, Director of Music, and Christ Church, Cranbrook, Illinois

Premiere: Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011
 

 

 
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Text and Translation

Christos Anesti

Antiphon

Greek:

Χριστός ανέστη εκ νεκρών,
θανάτω θάνατον πατήσας.

Transliteration:

Christos Anesti ek nekron,
thanato thanaton patisas.

English:

Christ is risen from the dead,
trampling down death by death.


Hymn
Words: John of Damascus, eighth century
trans. John Mason Neale, 1862

Thou hallowed chosen morn of praise,
That best and greatest shinest;
Lady and queen and day of days,
Of things divine, divinest!
On thee our praises Christ adore
For ever and for evermore.

Come, let us taste the Vineʹs new fruit,
For heavenly joy preparing;
Today the branches with the root
In Resurrection sharing:
Whom as true God our hymns adore
For ever and for evermore.

Rise, Sion, rise! and looking forth,
Behold thy children round thee!
From east and west, from south and north,
Thy scattered sons have found thee;
And in thy bosom Christ adore
For ever and for evermore.