SAB choir and piano
Through the Passion and Resurrection of Christ. Composed by Pepper Choplin. Cantatas. Holy Week, Eastertide, Sacred. Choral score. Lorenz Publishing Company #55/1149L. Published by Lorenz Publishing Company (LO.55-1149L).
Item Number: LO.55-1149L
This work was born from Choplin's earnest desire to create truly soul-stirring music for these most sacred moments in history. His vision was realized in this remarkably fresh and dramatic setting of the Passion story in which a narrator leads us from scene to scene, retracing Christ's path during His last days in human form. Five brief off-stage monologues from those witnessing or participating in Christ's final steps on earth enhance the stark reality of each scene with their observations, their frustrations, and their fears. The music supplies the drama and passion through its incredible mix of styles that range from classical to Appalachian, bluegrass, and Celtic folk idioms. The work also offers the flexibility to conclude with the stirring crucifixion scene or to continue the walk through the triumphant resurrection of Christ. The cumulative effect will be meaningful and satisfying for even the largest music ministries while also being easily within the reach of smaller programs.