Christ Jesus Lay in Death's Strong Bands

by Ryan Kelly (Composer)

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Brand: St. Olaf Choral Series
Season/Occasion: Communion; Easter
Voicing: A cappella; SATB/4-part mixed
Pages: 12
Dimensions: 7 x 10.25
Difficulty: Medium
Item No: 9781506408538
Release Date: Friday, October 16, 2015
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Martin Luther’s celebrated Easter hymn receives an exuberant setting by Kelly for mixed voices and tambourine. An incorporation of the historic "Victimae paschali laudes" chant captures the mystery of Christ’s passion in contrast with spirited “alleluias” that respond to his victorious resurrection. Perfect for the Easter season, the anthem is also appropriate for any festive service celebrating communion or Christ’s work on the cross. 

Optional tambourine part is provided for “Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands” by Ryan Kelly.