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Tenebrae: A Service of Darkness

By Hal H. Hopson

Choir Sacred String Quartet/Quintet (includes: Conductor's Score, 1 Violin I, 1 Violin II, 1 Viola, 2 Cello/Bass)
Composed by Hal H. Hopson. Choral Worship Cantata; Church Reproducible; Larger Works; Worship Resources. H.W. Gray. Sacred. Conductor Score & Parts. 144 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.GB9901Q).

Item Number: AP.GB9901Q


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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  • April 02, 2012 Tenebrae: A Service of Darkness

    We have used this setting in the Parish twice and have found it to be spiritually uplifting and musically envigorating. We would recommend this setting of Tenbrae to anyone.

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