MLB #71 Risen Today(Marcus Venables) - PDF



This opener was written for the North York Temple Band and uses the hymn “Christ the Lord is Risen Today” as the main theme. Fragments of “Thine is the Glory,” a favourite hymn at Easter, are also prevalent throughout the piece. Celebratory in nature, the overarching theme is the coming together of the Christian church to celebrate the Risen King. While the message of Easter is predominant, this would be a suitable selection at any time of the year.

Marcus Venables is a member of the Canadian Staff Band and soldiers at North York Temple where he serves as Band Sergeant, Deputy Songster Leader and YP Bandmaster. He graduated in 2017 from the University of Toronto with a degree in trumpet performance. As well as working with several local Toronto groups as a performer and soloist, Marcus has traveled to the United States, England and Europe as both a soloist and conductor. In addition to playing, composition is a main focus for Marcus. He has received various awards, publications and commissions for his compositions for band, wind band, choral groups and strings. His music has been recorded by numerous groups and has received premieres around the world. His true passion, however, is serving the Lord in whatever way possible. Marcus considers himself beyond blessed to be able to use music ministry as a way of worshipping, serving and growing the kingdom.

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