Endless Power is a major work for band based around the hymn tune Coronation. The form of the piece depicts the endless power of the name of Jesus and is divided into five sections. The opening “All hail the name” is powerful in nature as it is all of us praising the name. Fragments taken from “Name above all names” and “Your Name” are used in this opening in addition to a small fragment from Chris Tomlin’s song “The Name of Jesus” which is used to tie together all sections of the music.
“The Cry for Help” is a section of music we hear this repeated rhythm throughout. Meant to sound almost like Morse code, this section of music also introduces an original melody mixed in with the soaring “Name of Jesus” link.
“Feel the name” starts off with the rising of the sun. As morning dawns. And the presence of God is felt by the low sustained chord in the bass end. As the section develops, soloists throughout the band express sing songs of praise as the melody of “Your Name” is presented. This builds to one of the larger climaxes of the piece where we feel the name and its power.
“The absence of the name” uses no melody throughout most of the section. Most of the materiel throughout is rhythmic and fierce. This transitions into the final section “Rejoice in the name”. This gives a chance for the entire hymn of “All hail the power of Jesus name” to be presented and gives the band ample opportunity to display an extra gear of “power”.
Listen to the NYSB perform this duet:
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