J:10338981:T:Songs of the Passion
Songs of the Passion
(A Suite for Holy Week)
Ruth Elaine Schram & Phillip Keveren
- Jubilate Music
Here is an inspiring four-movement suite for Lent or Holy Week. It can be presented in its entirety or as individual movements throughout the season. The work opens with a short, meditative introduction quoting the spiritual Were You There
and then moves into a jubilant Palm Sunday piece titled Hosanna! Christ Is King
! Next is the reflective and poignantly beautiful How Great the Love of Jesus.
The spiritual returns along with original musical content in the third movement. The suite ends with a lovely arrangement of the traditional When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
with optional congregation involvement. Narration for two readers occurs between each of the four movements. Performance time: approximately 16 minutes.