(A Service of Lessons and Carols Celebrating the Life of Christ)Joseph M. Martin - Shawnee Press
Written in a traditional style, and inspired by the celebrated "lessons and carols" format, this unique work presents the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Comprising choral anthems, Scripture and congregational songs, the work also divides easily into three sections, enabling directors to present it progressively through Lent and Easter. From joyful celebrations of Christ's early ministry to the deep sadness of His suffering and crucifixion, from the shadowed whispers of Gethsemane to the brilliant alleluias of Easter, "Testimony of Life" is a thoughtful mix of artistry and ministry. Songs include: Prologue; I Will Sing the Wondrous Story; The Story Begins; A Day of Rejoicing and Praise; Hosanna; Loud Hosanna; Banquet of Mercy; Into the Garden; When I Survey the Wondrous Cross; A Day Bright with Joy; I Know that My Redeemer Lives. Performance time: aprox 40 minutes.