Looking for that perfect Mother’s Day gift? I don’t have any advice on that. But if you’re looking for the perfect Ascension song, I can hook you up.
“A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing” is the quintessential Ascension hymn, telling the story of Jesus’ ascent with the same kind of narrative arc you often find in Easter songs. Lots of tunes go with this long meter (18.104.22.168) text, but my favorite is DEO GRACIAS (sometimes called AGINCOURT). Its weighty minor melody is offset by a dancing rhythm.
It’s usually accompanied by organ, but I wanted to make this Medieval melody available to folk bands, worship teams, and early music consorts, so I wrote a new arrangement of it. Here’s the PDF leadsheet, and here’s an MP3 of the Guitarchestra playing the song.