He Lives, for soprano, flute, and piano is loosely based on the hymn by Alfred Henry Ackley (1887-1960). The piece breathes with shimmering energy from start to finish. The bright soprano lines coupled with the free-spirited flute gestures add vivid color to this piece. The constant, but imaginative piano part is the brilliant canvas on which these colors are displayed.
He Lives is perfect for the Easter season, although it fits well in general worship settings and on concert programs.