The Lenten Sketches Composed by Joseph M Martin. For SATB. Published by Shawnee Press Inc. (Catalog # 35026778, UPC: 884088456276)
** Stanton’s Staff Selection - 2010 **
From the composer of Song of the Shadows, Harvest of Sorrows and The Weeping Tree comes a brilliant new innovative cantata for Holy Week, The Lenten Sketches. The work is a series of tableaus illustrating the pivotal final days of Christ's earthly ministry, the triumphal entry, the last supper, the garden of Gethsemane and the crucifixion. With a performance time of approximately 30 minutes, the cantata is easily integrated into a worship event. There is a full line of support products available to help facilitate your presentation of this dramatic new work including a digital resource kit featuring art work, PowerPoint visuals, a Bible study, practice hints, interpretive movement options, plus a unique composer's commentary explaining some of the writer's perspective on the composition of the cantata. Expertly orchestrated by Brant Adams, this important work is destined to become a Lenten classic. Outstanding!
Includes: Portrait of Grace; Behold the King of Zion Comes; From an Upper Room; Scenes from Gethsemane; Tableau of Sorrow; Pieta; Epilogue. Available separately: SATB book, iPrint Orch CD-ROM, Printed Orchestration, StudioTrax CD, Listening CD, 10-Pack listening CDs, Preview Pack (Book/Listening CD), RehearsalTrax CDs, Digital Resource Kit. Duration: ca. 35:00.