Jesus I Will Ponder Now
The German tune JESU KREUZ LEIDEN UND PEIN (Jesus' suffering and torment on the cross) is the basis of this hymn arrangement from the 16th century. An optional flute lends a tender and contemplative flavor to the subdued bell score. Energy is maintained through malleted eighth notes, running eighth-note lines, and dynamic and tempo ebb and flow. A quiet ending in measure 103 leaves the listener in a reflective mood.