The Dutch musician Wim ter Burg (PHH 151) composed OPGESTAAN, a spritely melody designed for unison singing in continual motion, that is, without pauses between the stanzas and refrain. OPGESTAAN, the Dutch word for "resurrection," has a nice touch of imitation in the harmony of the refrain, where the bass part begins by imitating the melody. Use a variety of instruments on the refrain with its descant, including bells, recorder, flute, and trumpet. Orff instruments and recorders work nicely as accompaniment for small congregations or children's choir. For variety, a soloist or children's choir can sing the angel's words (in quotation marks). Keep the energy going!