Based on the Gospel of Mark, Allen Pote and Tom Long have created a 35-minute retelling of last week of Christ s life, with passionate music, riveting lyrics and narration. Performed in its entirety, the musical makes the full journey from Palm Sunday to Easter morning and climaxes with Allen Pote s blockbuster anthem On the Third Day. The work may be used as a Lenten cantata by omitting either or both of the first and last pieces. Another variation would be to sing the Hosanna on Palm Sunday, then on Good Friday the bulk of the work, saving "On the Third Day" your Easter morning service. Accompaniment may be provided by just piano, CD track, or a small instrumental ensemble composed by Mark Kellner. Allen Pote s memorable melodies interact beautifully with Tom Long s lyrics to provide a profoundly moving musical work, which perfectly commemorates the sacrificial death of Christ "At the Ninth Hour."