“Let All the World in Every Corner Sing” – General anthem for two-part mixed voices, congregation, trumpet, and keyboard; words George Herbert; music ALL THE WORLD by Robert G. McCutchan, arr. by Carlton R. Young
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A triumphant start to a service or as an anthem, the congregation joins the choir on this festive work. The trumpet and keyboard introduce the hymn tune to the congregation followed by the singing of the antiphon. Stanza one is sung by the choir, followed by the trumpet, congregation, and choir in unison on the antiphon once again. Roles are reversed as the congregation sings stanza two followed by a final singing together of the antiphon. The choir has the option of singing the final chord in five-part divisi.
Of average difficulty, accompanists will want to spend some time on the first two measures ensuring security on the octaves as this pattern happens again later in the anthem. The trumpet part is of moderate difficulty and can be played by a high school trumpet player.
Performance options include using this as a processional hymn or a combined choir anthem. The choir would process, stopping to sing on measures 8-12, moving into place by measure 20. Consider having the children or youth choir sing stanza one. If there is no trumpet available consider playing the trumpet part on the organ (transposed.)
Appropriate days: General praise, festival days, hymn and music festivals, Christ the King Sunday