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Choir, SATB - Advanced Intermediate
Composed by Thomas Oboe Lee. 21st Century, 20th Century, Romantic Period, Classical Period, Baroque Period. Score. 29 pages. Published by Thomas Oboe Lee (S0.10004).
Item Number: S0.10004
A former student of mine at Boston College contacted me this summer andasked if I would be interested in writing a choral work for her group in theBerkshires. I was at the time completing the orchestration of my SymphonyNo. 7 … Roman Holidays, and so was ready to do something new anddifferent from a purely instrumental work.
Having been raised a Catholic and educated at parochial schools when I wasa child in Hong Kong, and also bearing in mind the fact that I now teach at aJesuit institution, Boston College, the idea of the passion of Christ is alwaysin the back of my mind. As a matter of fact, I have always found religiouschoral music to be the ideal and most transcendent way to communicateGod’s words.
The Seven Last Words of Christ has been done in a musical setting mostfamously by Franz Joseph Haydn in a wordless string quartet. Othersettings include those by Heinrich Schütz, César Franck, Sofia Gubaidulina,and James McMillan. Portion of the text could also be found in the sublimeSt. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach and Passio by the contemporaryEstonian composer, Arvo Pärt.
The complete text in Latin of Septem Verba Christi in Cruce follows.
1. Pater, dimitte illis, quia nesciunt, quid faciunt.(Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.)2. Hodie mecum eris in Paradiso.(This day thou shalt be with me in Paradise.)
3. Mulier, ecce filius tuus.(Woman, behold thy son.)
4. Deus meus, Deus meus, utquid dereliquisti me?(My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?)5. Sitio.(I thirst.)
6. Consummatum est.(It is finished.)
7. In manus tuas, Domine, commendo spiritum meum.(Into thine hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.)
This work is dedicated to my mother who died in 2008.
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