Gerald Finzi: God is gone up

Gerald Finzi

God is gone up with a triumphant shout:
The Lord with sounding Trumpets' melodies:
Sing Praise, sing Praise, sing Praise, sing Praises out,
Unto our King sing praise seraphic wise!
Lift up your Heads, ye lasting Doors, they sing,
And let the King of Glory enter in.

Methinks I see Heaven's sparkling courtiers fly,
In flakes of Glory down him to attend,
And hear Heart-cramping notes of Melody
Surround his Chariot as it did ascend;
Mixing their Music, making ev'ry string
More to enravish as they this tune sing.

Edward Taylor

Click to go to Gerald Finzi, God is gone up, performed by the Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge. (At 3:23, after Stanford's Justorum animae.)

To listen to Gerald Finzi, God is gone up, performed by the Pacific Chorale, conducted by Jon Alexander with Mary Preston playing the 2009 C.B. Fisk Opus 130 organ of the Segerstrom Concert Hall of the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Costa Mesa, CA., click here, then click on "0920 Hour 1," then hold button and slide to 10:33 (10 minutes and 33 seconds).

Click to download a version by the Halifax Choral Society.