This animated setting of the ancient tune CHRIST IST ERSTANDEN is fresh and yet timeless. Renaissance rhythms pair perfectly with the tune's austere nature. Absolutely stunning with brass quartet, timpani, and percussion but can also be accompanied by organ alone. The choral parts are not difficult in terms of notes, but the changing meters and crisp articulations add a bit of challenge. Instrumental parts include: trumpet I and II in B-flat and C, horn in F (substitute for trombone I), trombone I and II, timpani, percussion (shaker, tambourine, floor tom/tambour), organ.