The Lenten Sketches by Joseph M. Martin. For Choral (Chamber Orchestra). Harold Flammer Easter. Set of parts. Published by Shawnee Press (HL.35027064).
From the composer of Song of the Shadows, Harvest of Sorrows and The Weeping Tree comes a brilliant new innovative cantata for Holy Week, The Lenten Sketches. The work is a series of tableaus illustrating the pivotal final days of Christ's earthly ministry, the triumphal entry, the last supper, the garden of Gethsemane and the crucifixion. With a performance time of approximately 30 minutes, the cantata is easily integrated into a worship event. There is a full line of support products available to help facilitate your presentation of this dramatic new work including a digital resource kit featuring art work, PowerPoint visuals, a Bible study, practice hints, interpretive movement options, plus a unique composer's commentary explaining some of the writer's perspective on the composition of the cantata. Expertly orchestrated by Brant Adams, this important work is destined to become a Lenten classic. Outstanding!
Includes: Portrait of Grace; Behold the King of Zion Comes; From an Upper Room; Scenes from Gethsemane; Tableau of Sorrow; Pieta; Epilogue. Instrumentation is Flute 1&2, Oboe/English Horn, Clarinet 1&2, Bassoon, Horn, Timpani, Percussion 1&2, Piano, Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Double Bass. Available separately: SATB book, iPrint Orch CD-ROM, Printed Orchestration, StudioTrax CD, Listening CD, 10-Pack listening CDs, Preview Pack (Book/Listening CD), RehearsalTrax CDs, Digital Resource Kit. Duration: ca. 35:00.