Tapestry of Darkness
By Ruth Elaine Schram
"Beyond the tapestry of darkness, the light still shines." Comparing the events of Jesus' final hours to an ever-darkening tapestry of green, brown, white and red, Ruth Elaine Schram has written a truly poignant work for Holy Week. Scored for choir and optional chamber orchestra, the hauntingly lovely melodies are interspersed with readings from prophecy and the gospels. Also optional are suggestions for communion and the "Tenebrae" extinguishing of candles to further enhance the impact of this stirring, yet accessible work.