Come, Let Us Sing for Joy


Price: $2.50 per copy

Come, Let Us Sing for Joy 

SATB chorus/piano/trumpet

Duration: 3 minutes 30 seconds

Text Psalm 95

Premiere: October, 2008, The Elmgrove United Methodist Church Choir, Gates, New York, Paul Britton, conductor

Come, Let Us Sing for Joy was commissioned for the Elmgrove United Methodist Church Choir in memory of John I. Habbersett (1936-2007). Mr. Habbersett was an active member of the Elmgrove church choir who loved to sing. His wife asked me to compose a work that would express her husband’s joy of singing in the church choir and his overall love of music. Psalm 95 seemed to me to be the perfect text for the occasion: come, let us sing for joy…let us praise him with music and song. Mr. Habbersett also loved the trumpet and piano; thus the combination that was used.