Canticle of The Cross Composed by Joseph Martin. For SATB. Published by Shawnee Press Inc. (Catalog # 35028631, UPC: 884088792350)
Inspired by Celtic music traditions, this new work for Lent or Holy Week presents Christ's journey to the cross. Utilizing folk songs, hymns and newly composed sacred songs, the music adorns the heart-felt message of God's love and grace displayed in Christ's redemptive work on Calvary. A thoughtful narration weaves the movements of the work together with Scripture, prayer and poetry, while delivering a reflective message of hope and assurance. Gentle orchestrations capture the Celtic spirit of the music in a smaller, more restrained approach in keeping with Holy Week considerations. A full line of support products is available. Duration: approx. 30 minutes. Titles include: Prologue, The Song of the Cross, A Celtic Hosanna, Come to the Upper Room, The Garden of Tears, The Carpenter, A Tree Once Stood, Consolation of the Cross, Epilogue. Available separately: SATB, Listening CD, Preview Pack (Book/CD), StudioTrax CD (Accompaniment only), RehearsalTrax CDs (part-predominant, reproducible), 10-Pack Listening CDs, Digital Resource Kit (includes PowerPoint, devotionals, children's materials, poster, program & flyers), Chamber Orchestration (Score & Parts for Soprano Recorder/Penny Whistle, Alto Recorder, Oboe/English Horn, Clarinet 1&2, Bassoon, Horn 1&2, Trumpet 1-3, Trombone 1&2, Tuba, Timpani, Percussion 1&2, Harp, Piano, Violin 1&2, Viola, Cello, Double Bass) and Chamber Orchestration CD-ROM. Duration: ca. 30:00.