Easter song cycle no.1 mvmt 3. The Anointing / More Holiness Give Me, 2011

Violin and Piano

This setting depicts Mary of Bethany, who recognizes Jesus as the Messiah and anoints him in preparation for his death and great sacrifice. The piece is very reverent but expansive and quotes the LDS hymn, More Holiness Give Me. The violin part is slow but needs a beautiful high range, ending on high C7. The piano part is mostly chords but does jump around a lot. Appropriate for intermediate or advanced players.

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