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All-Powerful

Festival Arrangement

All-Powerful

Based on Nicaea (Holy, Holy, Holy), one of the most beloved hymns of the church, All-Powerful was written at the request of Derek Lance for the New York Staff Band. The piece uses a main theme heard from the very beginning signifying the “Lord God Almighty!” This main motif is heard throughout the work alongside the hymn in both strong and delicate treatments to give the sense of our saviours presence in every life situation. There is also a militaristic sounding section (with fragments of this “Lord God Almighty” theme) in the middle depicting our mission to save souls, with God by our side. The ending is grand and powerful, quoting the line in the hymn “All Thy works shall praise Thy Name”. May all we do, praise and honour our All-powerful God.