Those who witnessed the life and ministry of Jesus were consistently mixed in their verdicts about who he was. Many claimed him to be the long-awaited Messiah while others claimed him a fraud. Some accepted that he came bearing messages of peace and love while others were looking for a king who would conquer with power and might. Confusion surrounded even Christ’s most devoted followers in his final days when he was rejected and crucified…only to be followed by the unprecedented events of the resurrection and resulting in a compelling affirmation: This was indeed the King of all kings!
Lloyd Larson and Joseph M. Martin combine their extensive writing experiences and talents to provide a distinctive and inspired look at the ministry and final days of Jesus’ life. Creative choral settings, utilizing both new and familiar melodies and texts, make this a worthy selection for the Lenten season. Most of the anthems may also be used individually throughout the Lenten season leading up to the cantata presentation, making this a particularly practical consideration for busy music programs. Performance time: approximately 40 minutes. SATB or SAB