When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (from Tenebrae: A Service of Darkness)Hamburg and Rockingham / arr. Hal H. Hopson Level: Moderately Difficult Item: 00-GCMRM01002
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Hopson effectively combines two hymntunes to create this stirring setting, taken from his larger work, Tenebrae: A Service of Darkness. The rich fullness of Rockingham moves into a stark setting of Hamburg for the third verse of the text, scored for women's voices intertwined with "O Sacred Head Now Wounded" in a haunting oboe solo. For SATB Choir, Congregation and organ with optional oboe and strings, this highly charged work will touch the hearts of all as they experience Holy Week. Optional oboe and congregational parts are included within the choral score.