Thoughts on Easter Fanfare Variations
There is so much joyful music for Easter, some of which is over-played on the media, such as the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah. In this set of variations I have concentrated on juxtaposing Jesus Christ Is Risen Today and Jesus Is Risen with the melodic phrase “And he shall reign forever” and other fragments from The Messiah. What Jesus did was overwhelming. His determination and surrender to suffering led to ultimate triumph.