Come Walk With Me was born from Pepper Choplin’s earnest desire to create truly soul-stirring music for these most sacred moments in history. His vision was realized in this remarkably fresh and dramatic setting of the Passion story in which a narrator leads us from scene to scene, retracing Christ’s path during His last days in human form. Five brief off-stage monologues from those witnessing or participating in Christ’s final steps on earth enhance the stark reality of each scene with their observations, their frustrations, and their fears.
The music supplies the drama and passion through its incredible mix of styles that range from classical to Appalachian, bluegrass, and Celtic folk idioms. The work also offers the flexibility to conclude with the stirring crucifixion scene or to continue the walk through the triumphant resurrection of Christ. The cumulative effect will be meaningful and satisfying for even the largest music ministries while also being easily within the reach of smaller programs. A full set of instrumental parts is available, as is an accompaniment CD if desired. Alternatively, a live smaller ensemble may be used, as resources allow.
So, invite your congregation to take this dramatic walk with your choir and then to continue the journey by walking into the world, telling the story with our lives. It will be a truly soul-stirring experience indeed.
Composed by Pepper Choplin
Instrumentation by Stan Pethel
Performance time: approximately 45 minutes
SAB Choral Book - item 9781429122948
SATB Choral Book - item 9781429122931
Accompaniment CD - item 000308126938
Instrumental Ensemble Score and Parts - item 000308127331
Orchestral Score and Parts - item 00030816914
Part-dominant Rehearsal CDs (reproducible) - item 000308126945
SATB Score with CD - item 9781429122955