Joseph M. Martin - Shawnee Press
Inspired by Celtic music traditions, this work for Lent or Holy Week presents Christ's journey to the cross. Utilizing folk songs, hymns and newly composed sacred songs, the music adorns the heart felt message of God's love and grace displayed in Christ's redemptive work on Calvary. A thoughtful narration weaves the movements of the work together with Scripture, prayer and poetry, while delivering a reflective message of hope and assurance. Gentle orchestrations capture the Celtic spirit of the music in a smaller, more restrained approach in keeping with Holy Week considerations. Contents: Prologues; The Song of the Cross; A Celtic Hosanna; Come to the Upper Room; The Garden of Tears; The Carpenter; A Tree Once Stood; Consolation of the Cross and Epilogue. Performance time: 30 minutes.