This work has a quality quite unlike most Lenten music: it has some of the rhythmic characteristics of the ""gigue"" (a baroque dance movement in triple meter, with dotted rhythms, etc.). The piece combines a text of personal introspection with Music that carries the lilt and promise of joy of the coming.
Voicing: Unison voices with organ and flute
Composer: Robert J. Powell
Text: Billie Echols
Lectionary: Year A - Lent - First Sunday in Lent;
Scripture: Matthew 4:1-11