This seems to be the big hit of the whole oratorio. Â It’s more commonly known as “Crucify Him!” Â The main musical premise is that the tempo steadily accelerates from the beginning of the Allegro to the end of the piece. Â Even I find it pretty creepy.
Anthem for Soprano and Baritone Soloists, Choir, Organ, Brass and Timpani
Here’s an anthemÂ for Palm Sunday; the festive crowd marchesÂ in from the distance, the Savior seated atop a bumbling ass (the dotted figure in the timpani.)Â Voluptuous solos for soprano and baritone, and a sensible choir part.
Why does the choral score cost so much?
Because I presume that, in purchasing it, you will simply make as many copies as you need for your singers. And that’s great! Much easier than me printing and shipping a whole bunch of them and charging you per part, which would probably cost you at least twice as much and make me have to write those annoying, guilt-ridden anti-photocopying messages in my music. I live in the real world. Copy what you need, and go in peace.
Here’s me conducting the recording session. Â I think I was having fun that day:
Anthem for Solo SATB Quartet, flute, Bell Choir and Organ (or piano)
This is a meditative piece that’s kind of the quiet before the storm of the Passion music for Good Friday. Â I originally wrote it for my bell choir at the Presbyterian Church of Barrington, a group that I affectionately labeled, “The Ladies who Ring”.
Anthem for Soprano, Tenor and Baritone Soloists, Choir, Organ, Brass and Timpani
This is a big festive anthem for Easter, continuing the male chorus narration of the Passion and ending with a big “Bell Anthem” of “Thanks be to God”. Â This piece pairs with the Psalm “This is the Day”, the tune of which comes back at the end of “Thanks”.