How Can It Be? composed by Gabriel Faure (1845-1924). Arranged by Lloyd Larson. For SATB choir, piano accompaniment (with optional 3 octave handbells). Sacred Anthem, Holy Week, Lent, Palm/Palm-Passion Sunday. Octavo. Published by Lorenz Publishing Company (LO.10-4206L).
Faure's immortal "Pavane," with its haunting melody and mysterious harmonies, provides the music for this inspired setting of Charles Wesley's beloved Passion text "And Can It Be that I Should Gain?" Ideal for Lent or Holy Week, Larson's arrangement has the option of a subtle, ethereal handbell accompaniment, which complements the piano, adding a deft stroke of color without intruding.