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Seven Last Words (Septem Ultima Verba) (Choral Score)

By Michael John Trotta

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Soprano and baritone vocal soli, SATB choir, and piano or full orchestra or chamber ensemble - Medium
Composed by Michael John Trotta. Presbyterian Association of Musicians Series. Holy Week/Three Days, Lent, 21st Century. Choral score. Published by MorningStar Music Publishers (MN.70-390).

Item Number: MN.70-390

Language: English, Latin. Scripture: Luke 23:34, 37, 42-46; John 19:23-28, 30; Matthew 6:10; Matthew 27:40, 46, 51-52, 54; Mark 15:32, 34; Psalms 75; Psalms 76:9.

This long-awaited major work is a seven-movement choral journey through the Passion, which delivers a powerful and captivating story encompassing a breathtaking palette of emotion, from intimate tenderness to majestic triumph. A rare gem, powerfully emotive and effective in both liturgical and concert settings. The work may be performed in either English or in Latin.

Movements include:

1. Father, Forgive Them

2. Today, You Will Be with Me

3. Behold Your Son

4. I Thirst

5. My God, Why Have You Abandoned Me?

6. Into Your Hands I Surrender My Soul

7. It is Finished.

The piece may be done with Full Orchestra (Flute, Oboe, 2 Trumpets in C, Horn in F, Timpani, Harp, Strings), or with a Chamber Ensemble (Flute, Oboe, Horn in F, Piano).

Preview pack includes a choral score and CD recording.

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