Update 3/22/22: Sheet music for this arrangement is now available at gregscheer.com.
It’s time to catch up on recordings from Holy Week. Let’s start with “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded,” the quintessential Passion hymn. Knowing that I’d have my go-to flutist Kristen Zoetewey playing on Palm Sunday–and never being one to miss the opportunity to gild the lily–I decided to write a fancy introduction for the hymn. Once I got into it, I realized that I could add a second part, and that my go-to recorder player (recordist?) Cal Stapert would be there to play it.
Voila! A fancy pants intro for a classic hymn. Don’t zone out–the duet comes back as a descant on verse 3.