RISE - MELBOURNE STAFF BAND

R9759

$24.95

'Rise' takes as its basis Reuben Morgan's contemporary hymn 'Still (Hide me now)'. The title of the work is a command for God's people to rise 'above the storm'. While the music is by no means a narrative, it draws inspiration from Psalm 46; its principal aim to call to mind the awesome power and majesty of God, and therefore the confidence humankind should find in Him to simply ‘be still’ and trust 'when thunders roar'.

The three-movement work opens with a mysterious and immersive atmosphere which attempts to paint a picture of God's infinite power and His presence beyond time and space. Waves of sound shifting through the ensemble represent the animated, changeable movement of God’s Spirit. The soundscape is pierced by distant cries of ‘Hide me now’ signified by an echoing three-note motif (mi-sol-do).

The music builds through a series of climactic statements, and then bursts into a pulsing allegro where once again waves of sound are evident. An exultant call of 'Hide me now' is heard before the tempo slows to prayerful respite and Morgan’s song is presented in its entirety for the first time, played by Solo Horn. The second verse 'Find rest my soul…' is given a fuller treatment, culminating in the triumphant statement 'I will be still and know you are God'.

The final movement brings a restatement of earlier thematic material followed by a chaotic, turbulent segue, perhaps symbolising the tempestuous circumstances that confront human beings. Waves of sound are apparent once again before the music breaks free into a final exposition of the song. Jubilant cries of 'Hide me now' are heard and the music concludes victoriously because despite the thunder, human beings can – and do - trust God; rising ‘above the storm’.

RISE - MELBOURNE STAFF BAND
RISE - MELBOURNE STAFF BAND
RISE - MELBOURNE STAFF BAND

RISE - MELBOURNE STAFF BAND
RISE - MELBOURNE STAFF BAND
RISE - MELBOURNE STAFF BAND

RISE - MELBOURNE STAFF BAND
RISE - MELBOURNE STAFF BAND
RISE - MELBOURNE STAFF BAND

RISE - MELBOURNE STAFF BAND
RISE - MELBOURNE STAFF BAND
RISE - MELBOURNE STAFF BAND

RISE - MELBOURNE STAFF BAND
RISE - MELBOURNE STAFF BAND
RISE - MELBOURNE STAFF BAND

RISE - MELBOURNE STAFF BAND
RISE - MELBOURNE STAFF BAND
RISE - MELBOURNE STAFF BAND

RISE - MELBOURNE STAFF BAND
RISE - MELBOURNE STAFF BAND
RISE - MELBOURNE STAFF BAND

RISE - MELBOURNE STAFF BAND
RISE - MELBOURNE STAFF BAND
RISE - MELBOURNE STAFF BAND

RISE - MELBOURNE STAFF BAND
RISE - MELBOURNE STAFF BAND
RISE - MELBOURNE STAFF BAND

RISE - MELBOURNE STAFF BAND
RISE - MELBOURNE STAFF BAND
RISE - MELBOURNE STAFF BAND

RISE - MELBOURNE STAFF BAND
RISE - MELBOURNE STAFF BAND
RISE - MELBOURNE STAFF BAND

RISE - MELBOURNE STAFF BAND
RISE - MELBOURNE STAFF BAND
RISE - MELBOURNE STAFF BAND

RISE - MELBOURNE STAFF BAND
RISE - MELBOURNE STAFF BAND

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