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Wondrous Cross

A meditation based on the traditional Seven Last Words of Christ

By Alan Bullard

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SATB choir & organ/piano, with opt. soloists, congregation, & strings - Level B (easy)
A meditation based on the traditional Seven Last Words of Christ. Composed by Alan Bullard (1947-). Mixed Voices. Contemporary, Choral Works. Vocal score. 40 pages. Duration 28'. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193379893).

Item Number: OU.9780193379893

ISBN 9780193379893. 11 x 9 inches.

For SATB choir and organ or piano, with optional soloists, congregation, and strings (string orchestra, string quintet, or string quartet) A reflective work for church or concert choirs at Passiontide. It sets the traditional Seven Last Words of Christ, well-known hymns, and other sacred texts to create a moving and dramatic work that re-presents this timeless story for a modern audience.

  • Prelude 
  • The First Words 
  • Hymn: There is a green hill far away 
  • The Second Words 
  • The Third Words 
  • Hymn: When my love to God grows weak 
  • The Fourth Words 
  • Chorus: Drop, drop, slow tears 
  • Chorus/Hymn: Were you there? 
  • The Fifth Words 
  • Chorus and solo/semi-chorus: Ave verum corpus 
  • The Sixth Words 
  • God So Loved The World  Composed by Arioso
  • The Seventh Words 
  • Chorus: In the departure of the Lord 
  • Hymn: When I survey the Wondrous Cross 

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