When Darkness Reigns
Composed by David Lantz and Pamela Stewart. Harold Flammer Easter. Octavo. 12 pages. Published by Shawnee Press (HL.35029283).
Item Number: HL.35029283
Uses: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Week
Scripture: Luke 22:53b; Matthew 26:36-38
Profoundly moving poetry pours emotion into a bittersweet scene from Christ's anguish in Gethsemane and on Golgotha. To experience the glory of Easter we must first embrace the shadows of Holy Week. This thoughtful anthem accomplishes this journey with emotive, rich music that sonically paints the deep sadness of the text. Solid four part textures create a full sound, and when at last, the piece suggests the coming light of Easter, the listener is left with a winsome whisper of hope. Duration: ca. 4:09.