Score & Parts: Fl, Cl, Ob, Hn, Tpt, Perc, Timp, Pno, Synth Strings.
This music drama is approximately nine minutes in length and is perfect for incorporation into regular worship on Palm/Passion Sunday. John Parker's inspired narrative opens the work with shouts of "Hosanna!" as Jesus enters Jerusalem. Mark Hayes' score enters with growing intensity, and the choir sings a triumphant anthem of praise. The mood changes during the first interlude, as the high priests plot against Jesus, and the music beautifully underscores the scripture-based narrative. The second chorus conveys the scene at the Last Supper with haunting melodies and a lyrically flowing accompaniment. The mood of the following interlude is one of steadfast faith, quoting the hymn All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name. Its narrative is inspired by Philippians 2:5-11. The final chorus is a majestic yet reflective affirmation of faith in praise to Jesus, Who was faithful to His final breath.