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St. John Passion (Composer's Demo)

By William Hawley

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Composed by William Hawley. Contemporary Classical, Sacred, Lent. Performance. Published by William Hawley (S0.538928).

Item Number: S0.538928

This is the Composer's Virtual Instruments Demo of William Hawley's The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ According to St. John, oratorio in two Parts, for Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Tenor, Baritone, and  Vocal Soloists, Mixed Choir, Mixed Chorus, and Orchestra with  Organ. The Full Score, Vocal Score, Set of Parts, and Libretto are also available at SMP Press as separate downloads.

Timings of sections of the work as shown in the tables of contents of the Full Score and Vocal Score:

PART I (45 min.)
Chorus: In the beginning was the Word [00:00]                                            
Jesus: O righteous Father [03:40]                                                              
Choir: When Jesus had spoken these words [04:33]                                
Chorus: Leaf from leaf Christ knows [05:25]                                                        
Choir: Judas then, having received a band of men and officers [06:37]                
Jesus: Whom seek ye [07:18]                                                                                
Choir: And Judas also, which betrayed him [07:56]                                              
Duet (S, MS): Sweet day, so cool, so calm, so bright [09:44]                                          
Chorus: Only a sweet and virtuous soul [10:58]                                                      
Choir:Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it [11:33]                                      
Jesus: Put up thy sword into the sheath [12:12]                                                    
Choir: Then the band and the captain and officers [12:55]                                    
Choir, Chorus: Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended [13:53]                                        
Choir: And Simon Peter followed Jesus [14:46]                                                    
Peter (B. Solo): I am not [16:09]                                                                                                      
Soloists: O Jesu, gone so far apart [16:50]                                                                              
Choir: The high priest then asked Jesus of his disciples [18:46]                                          
           And when he had thus spoken [20:52]                                                                  
S. Solo: Jesus mine, Jesus mine [23:04]                                                                              
Choir: One of the servants of the high priest [24:59]                                                      
Choir, Chorus: O happy rose-bud blooming [26:52]                                                                      
Choir: Then said Pilate unto them [29:29]                                                                            
That the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled [30:04]                                                    
Jesus: Thou sayest that I am a king [30:51]                                                                        
Choir: Then cried they all again, saying [34:36]                                                                        
Chorus: Behold, he cometh with clouds [35:01]                                                                        
Soloists, Choir, Chorus: O who will show me those delights on high [38:18]                                      S, MS Soloists, Chorus: Hail, holy Light, offspring of Heaven first-born [39:09]                                  Soloists, Choir, Chorus: Say, Heavenly Powers [40:31]                                                                                                             So much the rather thou Celestial light [41:04]                                                                                   Be thou faithful unto death [42:11]                                                               

PART II (36 min.)                                
Chorus: Let not your heart be troubled [44:00]                                        
Choir: Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him [46:02]        
Chorus: O sacred head, now wounded [46:49]                                      
Choir: Who plucked you from your stem, ye thorns [46:49]                          
Choir: Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith unto them [48:09]                                    
Pilate (B. Solo): Behold, I bring him forth to you [48:20]                              
Choir: Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns [48:41]      
Pilate: Behold the man [49:07]                                                                      
Chorus: Crucify him, crucify him [49:32]                                                      
Chorus: We have a law, and by our law he ought to die [50:06]                  
Choir: When Pilate therefore heard that saying [50:36]                              
Pilate: Whence art thou [50:56]                                                                  
S. Solo, Chorus :This world is not conclusion [52:36]                                    
Choir: But the Jews cried out, saying [53:49]                                                
Pilate: Behold your King [55:19]                                                                
Choir: Then delivered he him therefore unto them [56:55]                          
T. Soloist, Choir, Chorus: Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting [58:00]  
Choir: And he bearing his cross went forth [59:42]                                        
Choir, Chorus: JESUS OF NAZARETH [1:00:48]                                                  
Chorus: Write not, The King of the Jews [1:01:33]                                              
Half-Chorus: Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it [1:03:01]                          
Jesus: Woman, behold thy son [1:04:31]                                                  
Chorus: Lady of silences [1:05:03]                                                          
Choir: After this, Jesus knowing [1:06:54]                                    
Jesus: It is finished [1:08:09]                                                      
Choir, Chorus: At least to pray is left [1:08:26]                          
Choir: But one of the soldiers with a spear [1:10:43]            
Soloists: A bone of him shall not be broken [1:11:39]        
Choir: And after this Joseph of Arimathea [1:12:33]          
Soloists, Chorus, Choir: O blessèd body [1:14:31]            
Chorus: Drop, drop, slow tears [1:15:22]                          
Chorus, Choir, Soloists: Lift up your hearts [1:15:52]      
                                       And there shall be no more curse [1:16:30]  
                                       For ever and ever [1:17:52]

Total performance duration: 81 minutes. ASCAP

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