This Is the Wood of the Cross

Kevin G McGoff

Words © 1973 ICEL. Setting © 2011 GIA.

  &    Preview

Item #: G-7794     Status: Available

PDF for $2.00

$2.00 Ship

Vocal Forces: SATB, Assembly

Accompaniment: Reduction

Text Source: The Roman Missal

Series: Ritual Prayer

Difficulty Level: E


An a cappella SATB choir provides a truly haunting and somewhat trudging background for the procession with the cross on Good Friday. The verses are sung when the cross is held high, each time growing harmonically. The assembly’s short response, connecting the verses to the refrain, is prompted by the choir.

Categories: Choral/Vocal, Liturgical

Liturgical: Good Friday

Rites: Veneration of the Cross

Topical: Cross

Number of Pages: 4

Language: English

Format: Octavo