I Will Go Up (Gather Australia 524)

My survey of GA songs that I haven’t blogged already from AOV etc, I am coming across the more obscure songs, or ones that didn’t catch on in my neck of the woods.  This is one such processional by the prolific Michael Joncas. He based it on Psalm 42 & 43.

GIA sell the sheet music here, and there is a less than encouraging snippet to listen to there as well. You can also get it at Sheetmusicplus.

I could only find the lyrics to the refrain here (second page).

This might suggest it’s designed for a special occasion:

I Will Go Up

by J. Michael Joncas

1988, GIA Publications, Inc.

Series :Choral
Number of Pages : 16
Vocal Forces:SATB, 2 cantors
Separate Instruments: 2 Trumpets, Horn in F, 2 Trombones, Tuba, Timpani, Full Score

My backing attempts a reasonably brisk procession.

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This group give it a go in a more standard form:

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