Anthem deals with the baroque musical world of Henry Purcell and converts it into a current context. Musical allusions of the brass soloists get deprived of their historical positioning and are confronted by the orchestra with a contemporary expressiveness.  

This parallelism of different time periods finally leads to a feeling of timelessness and ends in a unifying final part with an anthem-typical festive character by the radiance of the prominent brass players. The gate is pushed open to something bigger and an ode of universal character unfolds.