Jul 122013
 
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!

  5 Responses to “Friday Favorites #3”

  1.  

    Sally,
    Thank you for enriching all our lives.
    Richard

  2.  

    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!

  3.  

    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.

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