No. 2158 Prelude - My God and King! (Paul Sharman)
Based on the hymn tune 'Luckington', this music is a paean of praise to the Lord of all creation.
No. 2159 A Christmas overture (Kevin Larsson)
An exciting collection of well-known Christmas carols, originally written as a concert opener.
No. 2160 March - A voice from above (Eiliv Herikstad)
This march refers to a number of Christmas carols. It starts with four bars of 'Hark! the herald angels sing' followed by fragments of 'Joy to the world!' before James R. Murray's 'Den himmelske lovsang' is presented in full. 'Come children, come quickly' requires legato playing from the lower band.
No. 2161 In God we trust (Ralph Pearce)
Although the title derives from the United States of America's much-neglected motto, the music is a journey through to total trust in God and our Lord Jesus Christ. The tunes featured are 'In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust' leading to 'Trust in God'. Increasingly calm music leads to the more recent song 'In Christ alone, I placed my trust'. The music ends with a brief reference to 'In Thee, O Lord, do I put my trust' now in a mood of calm assurance.