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Christ the Lord Is Risen Today- Part 1 “The Crucifixion” (12 Piece Trumpet Choir)

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Composer- Charles Wesley/arr.Chidester

 Length- 5:50

Difficulty- MD

Counting ability- M

Ensemble difficulty- M

Range- MD with options

Endurance- M

Finger technique- M

 

I would describe this 6-minute composition as an example of Program music which musically depicts a story line or an event. In this case it represents the day Christ was tried, convicted and crucified. 

Two main themes permeate this composition; fragments of the famous hymn “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today” represents Christ and the short fanfares represent Rome’s involvement in his crucifixion.