Based on verses from John’s gospel, this dramatic text asks and answers the question that has been voiced throughout the ages. The piano begins mysteriously and increases in intensity as the people finally ask, “Can this be the long-promised One?” Culminating in a triumphant major key that undergirds shouts of praise, Jesus is identified as God’s Son. A stirring addition to your Palm Sunday worship!
From a powerful poem of peace and victory by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, David Schwoebel has drafted a brilliant and uplifting new choral anthem. The melody rises with each textual phrase, “Good is stronger than evil, love more powerful than hate, victory through Him who loves us.” The message of peace through love is both ancient and current, and this anthem ties them together with beautiful music.
The sturdy tune STUTTGART provides the framework for this strong anthem of praise scored for optional handbells, organ and congregational participation in addition to SATB voices and piano. Beginning with a quietly confident melody, both melody and accompaniment continue to grow and build into a grand hymn tune and text, which includes a soaring soprano descant.
Stanton’s Music 35026733
A classic Holy Week text receives special treatment in this new anthem. The contemplative text calls the worshipper to a season of mourning and contrition in observance of the suffering Savior’s journey to the cross. Beautiful choral writing characterizes this deeply moving testament of grace. Highly recommended!Scripture: Matthew 27:39-40; Mark 14:32-41 – Harold Flammer
This is part of the published work titled ” Three hymns for piano.”
Shawnee Press A8575
Publishers Note: This new testament admonition to evangelism and service is a foundational challenge for churches everywhere. The text by Terry York adapts scripture from Romans, John, and Ephesians and David Schwoebel adds expressive music that seems to move in complete cooperation in this powerful statement. No doubt, this piece will stretch the expressive potential of your choir and delight them with the results.