This arrangement of the tune Darwalls (T.B. 200) serves as a prelude or postlude to worship. The opening tonality and semi-fanfare nature announce a united proclamation using the words of Charles Wesley’s hymn Rejoice, the Lord Is King! (S.A.S.B. 271) The line Alleluia from the hymn All Creatures of Our God and King (S.A.S.B. 2) is also apparent. Together, we join in singing praise to our King who will triumph evermore.
Rejoice, the Lord is King!
Your Lord and King adore;
Soldiers, give thanks and sing
And triumph evermore:
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
Rejoice; again I say, rejoice.
ABOUT THE COMPOSER
Marcus Venables is principal cornet of the Canadian Staff Band and soldiers at Yorkminster Citadel. 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 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.