The Mount Olivet Methodist Church of Arlington VA today held a “Lessons and Carols” service that presented a short but powerful cantata, "The Dream Isaiah Saw" by Thomas H. Troeger, words from a poem by Glenn L. Rudolph, for chorus, organ, piano and percussion. The work is dedicated to those who perished on September 11, 2001.
The Saturday Chorale has a descriptive article on the work.
The work begins in A Minor and emphasizes a slow triple meter that oddly can be marched to (sometimes Robert Schumann did this). The work ends in triumph in the relative C Major (rather than the Picardy A Major).
Naxos Records has licensed a performance by the Washington Chorus on Youtube.
Also performed were an anthem “There Is No Rose” by Howard Helvey, and a children’s anthem “Come, Jesus, Prince of Peace”, by Dianne Hannibal.