The Power of the Cross (Christ's Passion, Our Redemption). By Mark Hayes. For SATB choir, piano (with optional orchestration). Cantatas. Holy Week, Eastertide, Sacred. Choral octavo. Published by Lorenz Publishing Company (LO.55-1160L).
In this powerful offering from Mark Hayes, we journey with Christ through Holy Week, experiencing momentous events that changed history for all of humankind. Mark's distinctive compositional voice adds to the drama of the work. Masterful arrangements of Twila Paris's "Lamb of God" and Keith Getty and Stuart Townend's "The Power of the Cross," along with an unforgettable mezzo soprano solo inspired by Michelangelo's Pieta, contribute to a truly compelling work for Easter worship. This work may be performed during Holy Week by excluding the final movement or in its entirety for Easter and Eastertide. The beautiful piano accompaniment reflects Mark's keyboard artistry, and his masterful orchestration offers an added dimension to the drama. "The Power of the Cross" provides an artful and poignant reminder of Christ's sacrifice of love, His triumph over death, and His promise of redemption for us all.