Philip Posted January 19, 2014 Share Posted January 19, 2014 A search in the top right corner will reveal at least two threads with a similar title already exist on this forum, but please bear with me...in those threads the merits or otherwise of both music and words have been debated, and I'm familiar with the arguments, so I intend to pose a different question, particularly as many of those reading this have doubtless accompanied the work in the past. Our choir will be performing 'The Crucifixion' in April with our colleagues from the Methodist Church and so I'm starting to think about the accompaniment. As with any piece, I'm eager to make this as colourful as possible, and there are clearly plenty of opportunities to do this. The score provides some suggestions, but I'm keen to hear of extra melodies you like to bring out, moments to emphasise or registration combinations you like to utilise. In particular, markings in the score appear periodically to indicate senza pedal or con pedal. This seems to my reading to leave quite a lot of the work, especially the solo passages, played on manuals only - do you follow this or adapt it to suit? I'm presuming such markings are Stainer's and not later editorial additions. For practical information, my instrument is a well-stocked two manual (39 stops) with a full complement of generals, divisionals, stepper and plenty of memories, which I plan to utilise to the full and wish to start setting shortly! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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