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Tenebrae: A Service of Darkness

By Hal H. Hopson

Choir Sacred
Composed by Hal H. Hopson. This edition: Listening CD. Choral Worship Cantata; Church Reproducible; Larger Works; Worship Resources. H.W. Gray. Sacred. CD.

Item Number: AP.GB9901CD


Hopson's service of Tenebrae follows a tradition of the early church dating back to the eighth century, and commemorates the final hours of Christ's life on earth as He prepared for and suffered death on the cross. Tenebrae: A Service of Darkness may be performed as a service in its entirety, or portions of the work may be extracted and performed separately throughout Holy Week. This exceptionally moving work is destined to become a staple in Holy Week repertoire for decades to come.
Inst. Parts Available (choral).

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  • 2

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • March 19, 2009 Can't think of anything

    While other churches might go for it, I didn't feel that it was a good fit for ours. It just wasn't what we were looking for.

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  • March 03, 2008 Tenebrae service

    This is the fourth time we have performed this service. I love the music and it is easy to sing. It has a lot of meaning to be brought during this lenten season.

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