Composed by Dan Forrest. Hinshaw Sacred. Octavo. 64 pages. Hinshaw Music Inc. #HMB265. Published by Hinshaw Music Inc. (HL.8763247).
Item Number: HL.8763247
ISBN 149508678X. 8.5x11 inches.
Commissioned by the Hickory NC Choral Society for their 35th anniversary season. Scored for mixed choir with solos for boy soprano and/or mezzo-soprano, soprano and tenor, the instrumentation is available for large orchestra or chamber ensemble. Combining both liturgical and non-liturgical texts, in some cases the traditional texts are slightly re-arranged for contextual emphasis. This powerful five movement work projects a wide range of meaningful expression from a biting essay on the vanity and pain of existence, to a plea for mercy, and a celebration of eternal light. The work stands alone – but would be especially moving for all saints, Good Friday, or even Palm Sunday.