David Rasbach - Beckenhorst Press
In quiet moments of thought or prayer, sometimes the depth of love shown by Christ to the believer is simply overwhelming. This choral anthem captures those most private thoughts with the text of Charles Wesley's timeless hymn And Can It Be. An essay on the love of Christ that is thoughtful, at times dramatic, and always deeply grateful, the setting offers a banquet of expressive nuances that bring out the very best in the choral voices and piano accompaniment. Tender, melodic and deeply felt, the piece offers its challenges, but will carry the listener to that place of deepest gratitude to the One who "emptied himself of all but love."