The music is written as an Hommage á the Danish painter Arne Haugen Sørensen with inspiration from his painting Getsemane Have.
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The first movement is music that sets the mood around the Last Supper. During the meal, Jesus washes his disciples' feet, which is reflected in the second movement. The third movement returns to the meal, in which Peter's denial and Judas' betrayal are foretold. In the fourth movement, Jesus is with his disciples on the Mount of Olives, while the fifth movement is the prayer of pain, where Jesus prays "Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done" (Luke 22, 42). The sixth movement is the kiss of Judas from the perspective of Jesus: melancholy over the loss of a friend.
Garden of Gethsemane is recorded by Fritz Gerhard Berthelsen, bass clarinet; Ida Nørholm, cello and Ejnar Kanding, piano.