O Sacred Head Now Wounded
This compelling rendition based on the Passion Chorale is brimming with text painting. To aid the performers, the biblical text is set over the music as a reference. Using techniques such as a driving malleted bass line for the heavy walk to the cross, followed by a subito piano depicting Christ’s final breath, makes this a heartrending musical experience for ringers and listeners alike. 64 measures. Key of a minor.