This 45-minute Easter musical from Jack Schrader utilizes three powerful devices to dramatically portray Christ's passion and glory: well-conceived choral music, scintillating orchestral accompaniment, and passionate narrations, with much detail drawn from the gospels. The story begins before the Triumphal Entry of Christ, and ends, by implication, beyond his Ascension. Chorally you will find many poignant and powerful moments. Talented orchestrator, Mark Kellner, has provided exquisite instrumental mosaics to underscore and support both choir and narration. Yet the simple use of piano accompaniment would also be very satisfying. At the most "high and holy" time of the Christian year, this musical presentation powerfully proclaims the truth of the Gospel, and confronts listener and performer alike with the claims of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
The songs: Passion and Glory of the Risen Christ · Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley · Hosanna to the King · Jesus Preached to His Disciples · When I Survey the Wondrous Cross · He Breaks the Bread · Jesus Prayed for His Disciples · 'Tis Midnight/On Olives Brow · The Crucifixion · The Old Rugged Cross · Resurrection Chorus · Because He Lives.