Chorale Prelude: Rejoice Ye Pure in Heart
Commissioned by the Tau Chapter of Phi Beta and Beta Mu Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha for the Central Methodist College Band, Fayette, MO, in commemoration of its 75th Anniversary. Its premiere was on April 28, 1985 with Claude T. Smith conducting. The dramatic introduction is based on the first interval of the chorale. A brief clarinet solo begins the development section followed by a powerful finale. This work is appropriate for concert, ceremonial and religious settings.