- Moderately easy SAB a cappella setting
- Beautiful setting of Latin text
- Highly effective Lenten meditation, especially for Good Friday!
"Father, forgive them..." "Today thou wilt be with me..." "Behold thy
mother..." "My God, why hast Thou forsaken me?" "I thirst." "It is finished"
and "Into Thy hands I commend my spirit." These Scriptural quotes of Christ
on the cross are here set in the rich and pure tones of the Latin language.
Scored for a cappella SAB choir, these seven phrases are given concise and
effective treatment, each being about one page long. Beginning in g minor,
the short sections progress through B-flat major, F major and d minor before ending in g minor.
With a translation printed in a liturgy sheet or read
prior to each word, the "Seven Last Words" makes an ideal meditation during
a Lenten penitential service or during the Veneration of the Cross on Good Friday.
Order #: 5097
- Liturgical Settings
- a cappella