No.1223 March - Joyful News (Ray Steadman-Allen)
the composer freeli admits that it was probably 'doodling' on the piano that prompted this march! The title is linked to one of the incorporated tunes, 'My bonnie lies over the ocean' which, in The Salvation Army, is linked to the words, 'God's love is as high as the heavens'. In style, the march has a light swing feel.
No.1224 Song Setting - Ask the Saviour (Michael Davis)
A setting of the well-known melody, 'Yield not to temptation'.
No.1225 Song Arrangement - Jesus Came! (Howard Davis)
An arrangement of an old Salvation Army song, 'Jesus came with peace to me, His strong arm was stretched to me, Then my burden took from me - My Saviour'.
No.1226 Processional - Shine on us (James Wright adapted by Andrew Mackereth)
This bolero-style setting of Michael W Smith's anthem was originally made for s wedding at Sheffield Citadel. It was subsequently adapted for use at the Belfast Temple Music School when players entered the arena in groups, through several entrances, playing from memory.