"The Strife is O'er, the Battle Done" is a popular Easter hymn arranged for Brass Quintet, Timpani and Organ, with an introduction, 4 verses and a postlude. It is in the Key of D, and works with or without congregational singing. Trumpet parts in Bb and C are included.
The strife is o’er, the battle done;
The victory of life is won;
The song of triumph has begun: Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
The powers of death have done their worst;
But Christ their legions hath dispersed;
Let shouts of holy joy outburst: Alleluia!
The three sad days are quickly sped;
He rises glorious from the dead;
All glory to our risen Head! Alleluia!
He closed the yawning gates of hell;
The bars from heaven’s high portals fell;
Let hymns of praise His triumphs tell! Alleluia!
Lord, by the stripes which wounded Thee,
From death’s dread sting Thy servants free,
That we may live, and sing to Thee: Alleluia!
World Parts are provided with this score when purchased as a PDF download. Instrumentation for standard and a number of alternate parts make this playable by almost any 5 piece brass ensemble:
Part 1 - Bb Trumpet (alt. C Trumpet) Part 2 - Bb Trumpet (alt. C Trumpet) Part 3 - F Horn (alt. Eb Horn, Bb Baritone T.C.) Part 4 - Trombone B.C. (alt. Bb Trombone T.C.) Part 5 - Tuba B.C. (alt. Eb Bass T.C., Bb Bass T.C)