Donne on Good Friday
Choir (SATB), piano.
This work was composed for Blacknall Memorial Presbyterian Church (Durham, NC) and first performed on Good Friday in 2002 under the direction of Dave Stuntz. It employs the last three lines of John Donne's "Crucifying," the fifth in a cycle of seven Holy Sonnets whose first and last lines link them into a ring.
(Settings for the remaining six sonnets have been planned, and their composition awaits a suitable opportunity...)