Out of the Shadows (An Easter cantata for SATB Choir, Two Narrators and Optional Orchestra). Composed by John Purifoy. For SATB choir, narrator (with optional orchestration). Cantatas. Holy Week, Eastertide, Sacred. Choral octavo. Published by Lorenz Publishing Company (LO.55-1085L).
The agony and angst of the stirring events of Holy Week textually and musically evolve into the jubilant celebration of the risen Christ in this moving portrayal of the most significant event in all Christendom. The remarkable beauty and sensitivity of John Purifoy's music deftly captures the extreme pathos contained in the story's darkest shadows as well as the exhilarating excitement created by the risen Christ. ". . . out of the shadows of darkness, Jesus triumphed . . . out of the shadows of death, Jesus rose . . . out of the shadows of the crucifixion, we are all reborn" This inspirational presentation will be especially welcomed and successfully performed by choirs of limited resources while being equally effective and satisfying to those choirs blessed with an abundance of talent.