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Music for Lent and Easter

 

Happy New Year Everyone!

I hope that 2017 has started off wonderfully, and that the year is full of many beautiful and spiritually moving musical experiences.

In preparation for your Lenten and Easter services, I wanted to make you aware of several pieces that I think you would find wonderful additions to your musical offerings.

 

1. Ego Sum Panis     
I am the living bread which came down from heaven: anyone who eats of this bread, shall live forever.  This a simple, a cappella homophonic setting which finds beauty in its’ simplicity.

 

2. Ubi Caritas     
Where charity and love are, God is there. This is a wonderful piece for Maundy Thursday services. It starts off with a single voice and then adds a second. The middle section provides a rich harmonic contrast. A canon of the original theme returns at the end.

 

3. The Lord Bless You and Keep     
4. You     
. This a lovely setting of a very simple, yet powerful text, appropriate as a benediction or offertory anthem.

 

5. Calvary     
– Perfect for Palm Sunday. Let the power of the text help create a moving and stirring moment in your service helping transition from the triumph of the Entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem to his arrest and ultimate crucifixion.

 Now is the Triumph – a wonderful boisterous and celebratory anthem perfect for Easter Vigil or Easter morning. There are sections that divide SSAATTBB, but in a very limited way; still very accessible.

All titles are available from www.jwpepper.com
About DJL… Dr. Darin Lewis, is a composer, conductor and educator residing in Emmaus. Pennsylvania. He is on the faculty of Lafayette College and is the Music Director of Trinity Lutheran Church in Robesonia, PA.  Mr. Lewis’ works are available through his website: www.darinjohnlewis.com and through J.W. Pepper.

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