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James MacMillan

St John Passion (2007)

Plays: 11329

for solo baritone, chorus and orchestra
No.6 Christ's Garments Divided (excerpt)
Duration: 02 mins 17 secs
Christopher Maltman/London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus/Colin Davis
(p) and (c) 2009 London Symphony Orchestra, London, UK
LSO Live SACD 0671 (2CDs)

Text heard on Sample:
Narrator Chorus:
When the soldiers crucified Jesus they took his garments and made four parts, one for each soldier; and also his tunic. But the tunic was without seam, woven from top to bottom; so they said to one another,

Large Chorus:
Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it to see whose it shall be.

Narrator Chorus:
This was to fulfil the scripture, "They parted my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots". So the soldiers did this.

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