WHEN I SURVEY THE WONDROUS CROSS (arr. Barker)

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WHEN I SURVEY THE WONDROUS CROSS

FORMAT: Piano Solo

LEVEL: Moderate

KEYS: C-Cm-Dm-G

APPROXIMATE DURATION: 3:40

WORSHIP USES: Offertory, or Special Feature in Easter program

PERFORMANCE OPTIONS: This arrangement must be played in its entirety, with as much of an epic, text-painting, symphonic orchestral approach as possible!

DESCRIPTION: The tension between the agony and horrific scene of the cross and the “wondrous” salvation provided through the cross must be sensed and even felt throughout. The ominous beginning continues to cast a shadow of tension throughout the first verse. The second verse, in minor mode, grows even more agitated as “sorrow and love flow mingled down” from His head, hands and feet. But the full impact of the cross begins to shine through as the tempo picks up and leads to a strong opening third verse statement, though still in minor mode. Finally with the last half of the closing verse, “Love so amazing, so divine,” major chords are once more sounded and the wondrous glory of the cross leads to a huge conclusion as the opening minor motif is now presented in victorious major mode for a grand final statement!

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