Commissioned by the Indiana Music Educators Association for the 2011 Middle School Honor Choir, this exuberant festival opener begins with “Alleluias” and a building piano accompaniment. The voices introduce the lyric “Sing a mighty song, awake, arise ye voices” in a celebratory 3/4 meter. The text speaks of awakening our voices and the voices of heaven and earth in this delightful choral that modulates and includes a descant. An optional trumpet part adds excitement and fanfare to this rousing concert work that is a strong opening or final programming selection. Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part, PianoTrax CD 2011. Duration: 2:50.