Hymnus was composed for Egham and District Choral Society in
Its Latin text is suitable for Christmas, but the piece may be performed at any time of year.
It is a triumphant piece with rich harmonies and climaxes, which always wakes up the audience. It is short enough to be used as an anthem for a noisy evensong.
The brass version is for 4 trumpets, 3 Trombones, Tuba, Timpani and Organ – the same scoring as the Rutter Gloria (no accident).
Hymnus is published by Recital Music: http://www.recitalmusic.net/spweb/details.php?catno=RM155