The Crucifixion

From "Simon Bore the Cross"

Editor: Frederick A. Binkholder

Arranger: Margaret Bonds

Music © 1964 Estate of Margaret Bonds, admin. GIA. Published in 2021 by GIA Publications, Inc.

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Vocal Forces: SATB

Accompaniment: Keyboard

Text Source: Based on "He Never Said a Mumblin' Word," Negro spiritual

Music Source: Based on "He Never Said a Mumblin' Word," Negro spiritual, arr. Margaret Bonds, 1913–1972, ed. Frederick Binkholder

Series: AACMS

Difficulty Level: E/M


This arrangement is part of Margaret Bonds’ cantata Simon Bore the Cross which pulls into sharp focus individuals of African descent who were integral components of the gospel story: King Balthazar and Simon of Cyrene. Dynamic and powerful, this piece is based on the Negro spiritual "He Never Said a Mumblin' Word."

Categories: African American, Choral/Vocal

Liturgical: Good Friday

Topical: Cross

Style: Anthem

Number of Pages: 16

Language: English

Format: Octavo