Sir John Stainer's "Crucifixion"
Modeled on the great passion settings of J.S. Bach, Stainer's "Crucifixion" is amongst the most popular of all English choral works and vividly portrays the events of the Passion of Christ. Scored for tenor and bass soloists, organ and mixed choir, this piece combines recitatives, solos and masterful choruses that range from the graphic mob shouts of 'Crucify Him' to the ethereally beautiful meditation of the work's centerpiece "God so loved the world".
I've been blessed countless times to sing as a 1st tenor in the Baptist Bible Seminary's Chorus which included the "God So Loved The World" number from the this masterpiece in their touring program in 1956, even singing on a NBC-TV music special.