Catalogue No: M060115615
ISMN: 9790060115615
Shop Product Code: 165677K

Status: Usually despatched within 24 - 48 hours

Department: Choral - Choral Vocal Score

Instrumentation: (Vocal Score)

Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes (London)

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Vocal score to MacMillan's cantata, Seven Last Words form the Cross, for mixed choir and organ reduction of the string orchestral score. Commissioned by BBC Television. Widely admired as one of MacMillan’s finest achievements, this promises an absorbing and moving experience in concert, for performers and audience alike. This cantata follows Christ’s final utterances at the Crucifixion, meditating on each to form a dramatic and emotional sequence.


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  • 1. Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do (St. Luke)
  • 2. Woman, Behold Thy Son!…Behold, Thy Mother! (St. Luke)
  • 3. Verily, I say unto thee, today thou shalt be with me in Paradise (St. Luke)
  • 4. Eli, Eli, lama sabachtani (St. Matthew and St. Luke)
  • 5. I thirst (St. John)
  • 6. It is finished (St. John)
  • 7. Father, into Thy hands I commend my Spirit (St. Luke)

"This work is well within the reach of good choral groups and it should be taken up widely. Conductors are urged to look carefully at this work."

Paul Spicer