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The Crucifixion

Notice. This is a monaural, non-professional, live recording made by the Annapolis High School choral department of the 1959 spring performances. It has been mastered and restored, but it remains a non-professional recording.

There are 20 numbered parts in The Crucifixion score consisting of:

In this playlist, for completeness, all titles of all numbers in the score are shown. (The hymns are noted as omitted from the performances.)

Each of the numbers shows what performer type is designated in the score. This performance deviates from Stainer's designations because there were 3 choirs that participated. The choral director substituted the 2 womens choirs for a number of the parts the score designated for solo and recitative parts. (That means this version of The Crucifixion has more choral content than designated in the score.) The director also used 2 of his sopranos as substitutes for a tenor part. The performers in the 1959 AHS performances are shown on the line following the subtitle.

The solo performers names came from the record, and are clearly in order by first appearence. That information enabled filling in individual soloists' names, and which choir (mixed or womens) on the playlist.

(Unfortunately, no information is available to differentiate which of the 2 women's choirs sang which solos and recitatives. If anyone can help with this information, please click on the comment button at the bottom to send information or your contact information.)

NOTE. If the information can be found, a future goal is to build a webpage containing names of the choir members in each of the 3 choirs. A possible source for that might be the Wake yearbook for 1959 (if it contains that information). That means I need to find my copy, or someone needs to loan me a copy. (Can anyone help? Reply via comment button below.)

Robert F Kunkle, Choral Director

Marilyn Riecke, Organist

Play Order

Major Title



Play Length


And They Came to a Place Named Gethsemane

Organ Introduction

AHS's auditorium Hammond Organ used throughout with Marilyn Riecke playing

Tenor recitative (text from Mark 14:32)

Womens choir



The Agony

(Sources include texts from Mark 14:46, 53, 60, 61–64, 15:1, 15–16)

"Could Ye Not Watch with Me" - Bass solo

David Goettee

"Jesus, Lord Jesus, bowed in bitter anguish"

Mixed chorus

"Could Ye Not Watch with Me" - Bass solo

David Goettee

"Jesus, Lord Jesus, bowed in bitter anguish"

Mixed chorus

"Could Ye Not Watch with Me" - Bass solo

David Goettee

"And they laid their hands on him and took him" - Tenor solo

Womens choir

"Art thou the Christ" - Bass from choir

Douglas Hubbard

"Jesus saith" - Tenor solo

Womens choir

"I am, and ye shall see the Son of man" - Bass solo

David Goettee

"Then the high priest rent his clothes" - Tenor solo

Womens choir

"What need we any further witnesses" - Bass, from the choir

Fred Eucare

"And they all condemed him" - Tenor solo

Womens choir



Processional to Calvary

Organ solo

"Fling Wide the Gates"

Mixed chorus

"How sweet is the Grace" - Tenor solo

Pat Tanner

Lucy Phelps

"Then on to the end"

Mixed chorus



And When They Were Come

Bass recitative (text from Luke 23:33)

Womens choir



The Mystery of the Divine Humiliation

(Congregational Hymn - Omitted)



He Made Himself of No Reputation

Bass recitative (text from Philippians 2:7–8)

Womens choir



The Majesty of the Divine Humiliation

Tenor solo

Womens choir



And As Moses Lifted Up the Serpent

Bass recitative (text from John 3:14–15)

Womens choir with harmony



God So Loved the World

(text from John 3:16–17)

Mixed chorus



Litany of the Passion

(Congregational Hymn - Omitted)



Jesus Said, 'Father, Forgive Them'

"Jesus saith" - Tenor solo

Womens choir

"Father forgive them" (text from Luke 23:34)

Unison Tenors and Basses of mixed choir



So Thou Liftest Thy Divine Petition

Tenor and Bass duet

Womens choir



The Mystery of the Intercession

(Congregational Hymn - Omitted)



And One of the Malefactors

Bass narator, from the choir

John Phelps

"If thou be the Christ" - Another Bass, from the choir

Marshall DeGraw

But the other answering rebuked him - Bass narator, from the choir

John Phelps

"Dost thou not fear" - A Bass from the choir

James Nicewarner

And he said unto Jesus - Bass narator, from the choir

John Phelps

"Lord remember me" A Bass from the choir

James Nicewarner

And Jesus said unto him - Bass narator from the choir

John Phelps

"Verily I say to you" (text from Luke 23:39–43) Males from the mixed choir

Mixed choir



The Adoration of the Crucified

(Congregational Hymn - Omitted)



When Jesus Therefore saw His Mother

When Jesus therefore saw (text from John 19:26–27, Matthew 27:45, Mark 15:34) - Tenor solo

Womens choir

"Woman behold thy son" - Tenors from mixed choir

Mixed choir

Then Jesus saith to his deciple - Tenor solo

Womens choir

"Behold thy mother" - Mixed Chorus

Mixed choir

"There was darkness over the earth" - Bass solo

Richard Vogelsang

"And at the ninth hour" - Bass solo

Womens Choir

"My God, My God" - Tenors from mixed choir

Women's choir



Is It Nothing to You? - Bass solo (text from Lamentations 1:12)

David Goettee



The Appeal of the Crucified

"From the throne of his cross" - Mixed chorus

Mixed choir



After This, Jesus Knowing That All Things Were Now Accomplished

Tenor solo (text from John 19:28, 30, Luke 23:46)

Carroll Dove

"I thirst" - Tenors from mixed choir

Mixed choir

When Jesus had received ... - Tenor solo

Carroll Dove

"It is finished" - Tenors from mixed choir

Mixed choir

And He bowed his head - Tenor solo

Carroll Dove



For the Love of Jesus

(Congregational Hymn - Omitted)



Total Playing Time


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