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Benedetto Marcello (1686–1739)

The Heavens Declare the Glory of God Back

Benedetto Marcello was an aristocrat who composed music as a sideline. He served as a magistrate in Venice and as CFO of the city of Brescia. “The Heavens Declare” is the first movement of his choral work on Psalm 19 and has been a popular piece since its resurrection in organ transcriptions by Theodore Dubois and E Power Biggs. It is arranged here by Homer Whitford (1892–1980) for two trumpets and organ.