— "just body shaking ... I could sure hear that hammer ringing"
Spiritual for Holy Week
for SATB choir
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Lonely, sparse, haunting and devastating, this arrangement creates a gut-wrenching mood for Good Friday, Tenebrae or Holy Week services. Intentionally practical for the busy Holy Week, the simple construction is deceptively sophisticated in performance. Each entering voice adds new layers of emotional meaning. "Can you hear the hammer ringing" braces with dissonance and bite. "Don't you hear him calling his Father" aches with lush pathos. And the final refrain of humming is other-worldly in its desolation. Sung very, very slowly, this arrangement puts the passion in Passion Week services.