Required Resources: SAB choir
"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