Friday Favorites #3
Here’s one of my absolute favorite modern compositions: “Behold the Wounds in Jesus’ Hands” with text by John V. Pearson and Music by David R. Naylor.
This is a go-to standard in my library. The words are touching and sweet, and the music is beautiful. This video uses the BYU Singers’ rendition.
This arrangement is do-able by the smaller choirs typical of local congregations. There is one very high passage toward the end, but the highest notes are optional. This rendition is a bit slower than I usually take it with a smaller choir–hey, this choir has the breath control and the acoustics to do that!
SATB anthem, SATB Hymn, SSA and Solo versions are available, as well as a full orchestration and an organ prelude version. Here are a some places to get it:
The SATB Hymn version appeared in the Ensign magazine, and is downloadable free of charge here: Hymn Version
Other versions are available from:
Jackman Music (Publisher): All versions (except the SSA)
Sheet Music Plus: All versions (except the organ prelude)–and at a discount, which is always good. 🙂
Happy Friday folks!
Thank you for enriching all our lives.
Hi! Thanks for posting where I could find this music. I just want to add that it is now available on Jackman Music in SSA!
When is your website going to be back up? What’s gone wrong that it’s been inaccessible for months?
Hmmm… I have no idea! 🙂 If you can post here, you *are* on my site. Half a million people have been on my site over the past three months. Can you give me some details of the problem you’re having?
This is absolutely one of my all-time favorites, too, and it does work with smaller choirs and big alike. AND I totally agree about the breath support thing… it takes a bunch of professionals to sing it that slow and connected. Or maybe you just need over 300 voices to cover up all the breathing. I don’t know… I have only a 15 person choir at most; I’ll get back to you when I’m up to 300.