Featuring the music of Pepper Choplin, Mark Hayes, Lloyd Larson, and Ruth Elaine Schram
Performance time: approximately 20 minutes
The final days of Christ’s earthly journey span the spectrum of human emotion: from joyous hosannas by adoring crowds to painful rejections by His closest friends; from lonely moments of agony in a solemn garden of prayer to euphoric resurrection alleluias in front of a borrowed tomb. The journey to the cross was life-changing for those who witnessed it firsthand. The impact of that journey is still life-changing as the compelling message of the Christ of that cross continues to impact our lives today.
Journey to the Cross is a versatile collection suitable for a variety of uses during the Lenten season. Use the provided narration, written by Lloyd Larson, to link the five pieces and create a work appropriate for a special choral presentation during Holy Week, or use each anthem individually to enhance worship services during Lent and/or Holy Week.
The SAB or Two-part Mixed voicing makes this an ideal resource for smaller choirs or ensembles. Even larger choirs seeking additional options for the busy Lenten season will find this to be a worthy consideration, and all will enjoy the ease and excellence of the recorded orchestral accompaniment. Journey to the Cross is a poignant reminder of our Lord’s love, sacrifice, and ultimate victory over death.
Song Titles: This Is My Beloved Son (Pepper Choplin); King Triumphant (Ruth Elaine Schram); Who Is This King? (Joseph M. Martin/Lloyd Larson); The Shepherd Became a Lamb (John Parker/Mark Hayes); Crown Him, the Risen King! (Lloyd Larson)
Available Products: SAB/Two Part Mixed Choral Book; Listening CD; Bulk Listening CD's (10 Pak); Accompaniment CD; SA/B Part-dominant Rehearsal CD (Reproducible); CD Preview Pak (Limit one per church)