Semper Fidelis (Martin Cordner)
Length – 6:19
This three-movement work, the title of which translates Always Faithful, was written as a concert opener for The Salvation Army Australia Territory Youth Band on their tour of the United Kingdom in 2017. The focus of the piece is God’s faithfulness to humanity (Strength Will Rise) and the response of humanity to demonstrate faith in Him (This I Believe – The Creed). The first song reminds believers that total trust in God is possible because He never fails and is utterly dependable. The latter song provides opportunity to respond to that faithfulness in asserting belief in God; Father, Son and Spirit.