God is gone up with a triumphant shout! is an awesome anthem by Gerald Finzi.  Blessed with sumptuous harmony and with great vocal writing, this  is “the anthem” for Ascension Day.  And St Mary-at-Finchley Choir will include it in their Ascension Day Evening Eucharist.  I’m at the organ and have spent today day sorting out the page turns so the notes arrive at the right time.  Thank goodness for a large spiral-bound art folio book and a home photocopier.

The last hymn in Thursday’s service is set to the tune Lasst uns erfreuen, so Gordon Slater’s Postlude, An Easter Alleluya, will follow on very nicely!