The Living Last Supper (A Dramatic Musical Experience for Holy Week). Composed by Ruth Elaine Schram. For SATB choir, drama, piano (with optional orchestration). Cantatas. Holy Week, Holy Communion, Sacred. Choral octavo. Published by Lorenz Publishing Company (LO.55-1110L).
One of Christianity's most significant events was brilliantly portrayed by Leonardo Da Vinci: The Last Supper. This Renaissance masterpiece is brought to life in Ruth Elaine Schram's remarkable work "The Living Last Supper." The music passionately captures the pathos of the event while the disciples speak, expressing their innermost thoughts with brief but poignant monologues. The music is tuneful and easily accessible; the monologues are short and easily memorized; and production suggestions, disciple character descriptions, and an optional communion service are included. Also available is a Production Support CD-ROM, including an image of the background only of Da Vinci's painting, suitable for use as a backdrop, and templates for creating your own programs and posters that coordinate with the cantata artwork. Whether included as a Holy Week service or any celebration of Holy Communion, "The Living Last Supper" will be a truly memorable presentation for your ministry of music.