Alas! and Did My Savior Bleed by Robert A. Roesch. For SAB choir and keyboard. Lent. Augsburg Choral Library. Anthem. Choral Octavo. Published by Augsburg Fortress (AU.9780800675400).
The beautiful, haunting Lenten text of Isaac Watts is set to a lovely original tune and arrangement by Robert Roesch, who is a master at writing for SAB voices and the smaller choir. Notice how the simple organ/keyboard accompaniment supports the voices without overwhelming and the surprisingly rich choral harmony obtained with just three parts.