Here is an impressive sounding, accessible piece for middle school through adult singers. The title phrase, translated “rejoice today,” makes up nearly the entire anthem. Interjections of Psalm 118:24 offer additional words of praise. The piano accompaniment is integral to the energy and style. Right-hand eighth notes dance above the syncopated and rhythmic left hand. The vocal parts are supported, given melodic hints, but not doubled. All voice ranges are moderate and accessible to three-part ensembles.
Performance options include extracting the opening section as a call to worship. The opening unison may be sung as a solo, soli, or as written with a few voices.
Appropriate days: General worship.