In Milwaukee, while on the campus of Marquette University, I discovered a statue that made a big impression on me. Dedicated in 2002, the statue is in memory of Richard Webber who died while competing in a race on Lake Michigan. The artist, Norman Christianson, used the image of Christ with his grave clothes spiraling out from his body reaching out with his hands, which have obviously been pierced with nails. The subject of the resurrection of Jesus after three days in the grave has fascinated many artists over the years.
It was the way the artist handled the cloth that caught my attention.
Le Chant De La Resurrection Charles Koechlin Denver Brass, Lowell Graham The Sleep of the Immortal One Clark McAlister Avatar Brass Ensemble, Lowell Graham Declamation on a Hymn Tune Jack Stamp Avatar Brass Ensemble, Lowell Graham Lord of All Hopefulness Kenneth Downie Grimethorpe Colliery Band, Phillip McCann Lauds (Praise High Day) Nelson, Ron/Ron Nelson Dallas Wind Symphony, Jerry Junkin Gloria In Excelsis Deo Kevin Kaska Hollywood Epic Brass, Kevin Kaska O Jesus Christ, mein Leben’s Licht
“Chorale from Cantata No.118” Johan Sebastian Bach Monarch Brass, Apo Hsu Glorified David Gillingham Messiah College Wind Ensemble, Bradley Genevro Praise the Lord with Drums and Cymbals Sigfrid Karg-Elert Dallas Wind Symphony, Frederick Fennell Salvation is Created Pavel Tschesnokoff St. Olaf Band, Timothy Mahr