I will pour out my spirit, Thomas

SATB, organ, trumpets

A dramatic setting of a Pentecost text from the book of Joel. Scored for SATB choir with short SATB solo sections, organ and two trumpets.

Program Note

A perfect anthem for Pentecost, this work opens mysteriously, reaches an exciting and dramatic climax in the description of fire and smoke, then ends with a sonorous antiphonal section between choir and soloists.

Notes on preparation and performance

A version with brass quintet is also available on request.


Thus says the Lord, I will pour out my Spirit on all the earth. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even upon the servants and the handmaids, I will pour out my spirit. And I will work wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood,  fire and columns of smoke. And I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and columns of smoke. The sun will be turned into darkness, and the moon to blood, at the coming of the day of the Lord, the great and the terrible day. Then everyone shall be rescued, who calls on the name of the Lord.

Joel, 2:28-32

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About Karen P. Thomas

Karen P. Thomas, composer and conductor, is the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Seattle Pro Musica. Her compositions are performed and broadcast throughout the world, by groups such as The Hilliard Ensemble and the Vocal Consort of Brussels. Her works are published by Lucis Music and Santa Barbara Music Publishing, and have been featured at numerous ACDA and AGO conferences. A prize-winning composer, she has received grants from the NEA, The American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and Meet the Composer, among numerous others. As a conductor, Ms. Thomas has produced nine critically-acclaimed CDs, and received the Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence and the ASCAP-Chorus America Award. She has appeared as guest conductor at international festivals in Europe and North America, and the NPR radio show Saint Paul Sunday. She received the 2012 Outstanding Choral Director Award for Washington State, and currently serves on the boards of the Pacific NW Chapter for the Recording Academy (Grammy), the American Choral Directors Association (NW Division), and the Greater Seattle Choral Consortium.