Anthem for Choir, Strings, and Piano
The text of this piece is the continuation of Jesus’ quote from the cross, “Father, why hast Thou forsaken me?” The piece is the emotional center of my Good Friday Music. The string parts for this and the other Good Friday music are necessarily simple because I had no idea who would be playing them. There ended up being a mix of my friends from town and some suburban high school students. I was glad I had written conservatively.