Featured Video: March 25, 2018 Palm Sunday bells “Ah, Holy Jesus” arr. by Brian Tervo, played by Lyn Powell, accompanied by Alyson Setzer.
I told the congregation the following in order to better understand the arranger’s intent:
Verse 1- imagine the Garden of Gethsamane, quiet, prayerful, reflective
Verse 2- the Arrest & Trial -builds a feeling of anticipation and drama
Verse 3- the Crucifixion – faster, louder, lots of dissonance in the accompaniment, melody very “in your face”
Verse 4- Christ’s Death- quiet, reflective
The piece feels unfinished..and isn’t that the point?