The editors have selected a richly varied collection of sacred pieces for this period of the Church's year, always bearing in mind practical considerations and liturgical needs. Pieces are presented in order according to the Church's calendar, moving from Ash Wednesday and Lent, through Passiontide and Palm Sunday, to Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Eve, and Easter itself. The best of the standard repertoire is included alongside fine, less familiar, works. Ranging widely from the sixteenth century to the present day, this is a complete and practical collection for church choirs of all sizes and levels of ability.
Contents: Civitas sancti tui (Bow thine ear, O Lord) · Lord, for thy tender mercy's sake · Peccantem me quotidie · Like as the hart · Drop, drop, slow tears · Wash me throughly · Christus factus est · The Lamentation · Jesu, grant me this I pray · God so loved the world · Ecce quomodo moritur justus · The Feast of Palms · Tantum ergo · Hosianna dem Sohne Davids · Ride on · Ingrediente Domino · Pueri Hebraeorum · A new commandment · In the departure of the Lord · The Reproaches