Press Play: “God Is Gone Up” by Gerald Finzi

I loved singing this one as a kid. There’s so much great stuff in it: the booming organ, the ritardando just before the choir enters, and you get to sing the word “seraphicwise”, which must be one of the most glorious words ever.

But the best part was the pure joy of shouting out the loud parts.

Key moment: The surprise chord on the word “glory” at 4:46.

That makes me think of: “Shout” by Tears for Fears.

Andrew Moore is our blogger-in-residence, and author of the music blog Beautiful Song of the Week.”


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