Alan Bullard: Wondrous Cross - SATB Vocal Score


Catalogue No: 9780193379893
Shop Product Code: 254417S

Status: Usually despatched within 24 - 48 hours

Subtitle: A meditation based on the traditional Seven Last Words of Christ

Department: Choral - Choral Vocal Score

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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for SATB choir and organ or piano, with optional soloists, congregation, and strings (string orchestra, string quintet, or string quartet)

Wondrous Cross is a reflective work suitable for church or concert choirs at Passiontide. Bullard skilfully weaves the traditional Seven Last Words of Christ with linking biblical passages, 3 well-known hymns, and settings of 4 well-known sacred texts, including 'Drop, drop, slow tears' and 'Ave verum corpus' (both of which may be sung as independent motets) to create a moving and at times dramatic work.

The short solos are perfectly suited to members of the choir, and strings (quartet, quintet, or ensemble) may optionally join the organ or piano in the accompaniment. If performed liturgically, the work may be interspersed with prayers and readings. The result is a flexible and striking work that re-presents this timeless story for a modern audience. String parts and full scores are available to hire or purchase from the Music Hire Library.

SATB choir & organ/piano, with opt. soloists, congregation, & strings

28 minutes



Contents and Reviews

Arioso: God so loved the world
Chorus and solo/semi-chorus: Ave verum corpus
Chorus/Hymn: Were you there?
Chorus: Drop, drop, slow tears
Chorus: In the departure of the Lord
Hymn: There is a green hill far away
Hymn: When I survey the Wondrous Cross
Hymn: When my love to God grows weak
The Fifth Words
The First Words
The Fourth Words
The Second Words
The Seventh Words
The Sixth Words
The Third Words