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We Bow to Your Passion O Christ: Galician and Rusyn Chants for Passion Sunday and Good Friday - Thompson

Composer: Arranged by J. Michael Thompson
Format: Octavo
Voicing: SATB Choir a cappella
Product: 005916
Unit: Each
Price: $1.85
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J. Michael Thompson turns his considerable experience and skill with Eastern liturgical music to providing four brief chants that reflect on various aspects of Christ's passion. The solemnity and beauty of the unaccompanied choral tones draw attention to the richness of these texts. The two forms of chant here originated in Eastern Catholic and Eastern Orthodox faith communities in the farthest eastern part of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire. Galician chant developed north of the Carpathian Mountains, while Rusyn (or Carpatho-Rusyn) chant thrived in the smaller group living south of the mountain range. The first chant focuses on the "suffering servant". The second contrasts the "good thief" and his salvation with Adam's sin. The third recounts creation's reaction to Jesus death with an emphasis on Mary, his mother. The final chant meditates on Joseph of Arimethea's role and on the sorrow of Mary, ending with the title of this collection repeated several times in prayer.
Topic:  Passion; Lamb of God; Resurrection; Cross; Salvation; Eternal life
Sunday of the Year:  Palm Sunday; Good Friday
We Bow to Your Passion, O Christ- Adam was Exiled

We Bow to Your Passion, O Christ- Come Let us Bless

We Bow to Your Passion, O Christ- The Lamb

We Bow to Your Passion, O Christ- The Whole Creation

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