Ethel B. Clarke's Offertoire can be used for a variety of occasions in the church or concert setting. It can serve as a prelude in either of these settings or as an offertory piece in the church service. The piece contains many chromatic chords and features a pretty lengthy repeated section. After the repeat is taken, I decided to create suspense by rising the dynamic of the organ to fortissimo and then having a quick decrescendo back down to a quiet chord on tonic. One may think that the piece is over, but Clarke takes that chord down an octave and ends with a barely audible tonic chord.