Crucified

by Richard Crashaw, was the very first song to appear before me as I opened the vast Anthology of British and American Verse, looking for the appropriate libretto to the Anthem I was supposed to write for the Dystrophists. “Thy restless feet now can not go …”.  What a marvelous allegory…He nailed down to His cross, just as they are to their wheelchairs, and yet reaching all, bringing hope, faith, love and salvation. The Christ is Risen.

lyrics: Richard Crashaw (English)
arr: soprano, violoncello & piano
alt. arr: soprano, violin & piano; violin & piano
dur: cir. 4,5 min.