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Surely he has Borne our Griefs

by Frank van Essen



Good Friday, April 10, 2020 (In the midst of the Corona crisis):

I did this arrangement of G.F. Händel's "Surely he has borne our griefs" years ago for a tour we did back then called the "Classic Festival", where I also sang this live. We used to play it with a full band, orchestra & choir, but I found the backing track last week and really liked this stripped down version.

I played and sang it for you this afternoon. The words are powerful and so moving, Isaiah 53:4-6.
Hope this speaks to you again, it really moved me when I sang it.


Surely, surely
He has borne our griefs
And carried our sorrows

He was wounded for our transgressions
He was bruised, he was bruised
For our iniquities

The chastisement, the chastisement
Of our peace was upon him.


released April 11, 2020
Arranged & performed by Frank van Essen
© 2020 Strings Attached Records


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"It is extremely rare to find a top class drummer play violin so beautifully. Add to that composer, arranger and producer skills, and you can imagine that the musical result will be somewhat special. Frank van Essen is such a musician. Known for his powerful drumming & violin playing for UK band Iona and his strings for DJ Martin Garrix, he is venturing out into a whole musical world of his own". ... more

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