The Old Rugged Cross composed by George Bennard. Arranged by Joel Raney. For SATB choir, orchestra. Good Friday, Holy Week, Sacrifice, Concertato, Cross of Christ, Joy, Stewardship, General, Lent, Sacred. Octavo. 12 pages. Published by Hope Publishing Company (HP.C5175).
Joel Raney has taken the words of George Bennard's beloved hymn and set them to a powerful original melody, creating a dramatic presentation of the Passion story. Ideal for Good Friday, the impact of this piece grows in resonance as strains of Bennard's original melody comes forth in the major key. The Orchestration includes a Conductor's Score and parts for: Piano, Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Oboe, B-flat Trumpet, French Horn and Percussion (chimes, suspended cymbal & timpani).