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CGA871 Garden of Gethsemane

 Garden of Gethsemane

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In the gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke we read of Jesus entering a place called Gethsemane and praying that 'this cup may pass from me'. A haunting modal melody, interspersed with occasional harmonic dissonance, helps to paint the image of Christ's agony. First, a soloist (or unison voices) describes the scene, followed by a four-part chorus building with intensity the pleading that 'this hour may pass'. This selection may be used during Lent, but is especially appropriate of Holy (Maundy) Thursday.

 

Voicing: SATB with keyboard

 

Composer: Allen Pote

 

Text: Allen Pote Season: General/Ordinary, Lent

 

Lectionary: Year A - Lent - Liturgy of the Passion/Palm Sunday; Year A - Holy Week - Maundy Thursday

 

Scripture: Matthew 26:14-27:66


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