Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed
Clarinets in A
Horn in F
suspended cymbal, bass drum, chimes
Isaac Watts, known as the “father of English hymnody,” penned this powerfully moving hymn set here to two contrasting folk hymn tunes, “Morning Song,” attributed to Elkanah Kelsay Dare and “Martrydom,” adapted by Hugh Wilson. Arranged for SATB choir and chamber orchestra, this dramatic musical setting offers vivid word painting for the profound text of this inspired Lenten hymn.