Music for Lent and Easter

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Brass Quintets

Brass & Organ, Orchestra

Instrumental Solos

Written for trombone and piano or organ, these may be also effectively performed by euphonium or cello. Ideal for offertory or communion meditations at Easter or at any time.

Choral Anthems

  • Bread of the World, Bread of Heaven (SATB voices, organ; SAB voices, organ) — Communion anthem
  • Create in Me a Clean Heart (SATB voices, organ) — Ash Wednesday / Lenten anthem
  • Have, Have Ye No Regard? (solo baritone, SATB, organ) — Good Friday text from Robert Herrick’s “His Saviour’s Words, Going to the Cross”
  • In the Hour of Trial (SATB voices, organ; SAB voices, organ) — especially appropriate in Lent and for memorial services, featuring a folk-like pentatonic tune and lovely harmonies
  • Lord Jesus, Think on Me (SATB voices, organ) — Lenten / penitential anthem
  • O Dulcis Virgo Mater (SATB voices) — Holy Week anthem recalling the emotional pain of the Blessed Mother Mary, and the pain of Jesus in his passion
  • Ride On! Ride On in Majesty! (SATB voices, organ) — Palm Sunday text set to 15th-century English ballad “Deo Gracias” (aka The Agincourt Carol)
  • Were You There? (solo baritone, SAB voices, piano) — very accessible yet emotionally evocative arrangement of a beloved African-American spiritual