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The Seven Last Words of Christ

Arrangement for Piano

By Franz Joseph Haydn

Piano - Henle Level 5-6
Arrangement for Piano. Composed by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809). Edited by Ullrich Scheideler. Henle Music Folios. Classical. Softcover. 48 pages. G. Henle #HN967. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480967).

Item Number: HL.51480967

9x12 inches.

Written for orchestra in 1786, Haydn also made a version of The Seven Last Words of Christ for string quartet and later adapted the work as an oratorio. Although he did not write it, Haydn praised the keyboard arrangement, now available in this Urtext edition.

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  • 5

    Peter K.
    Fort Collins, CO
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  • 2017-08-23 17:51:52.0 Unusual work, beautifully presented

    Henle has produced another superb edition of a Haydn rarity, the piano reduction of an original orchestral score for Holy Week devotions. There are an Introduction, 7 movements corresponding to Jesus's statements from the Cross (with the text conveniently given above each opening), and a concluding "earthquake" movement (the...

    only fast movement in the work). The score is only of late intermediate difficulty to play, but a performance with depth of feeling will require much more in terms of musicianship. Recordings of the whole run over an hour, so I plan to tackle a movement at a time, which is true to the intent, to provide a series of musical meditations at intervals.

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