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ISBN: 9781784540692
St Luke Passion

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Subtitle: The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke

Department: Choral - Choral Vocal Score

Instrumentation: (Vocal Score) (English)

Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes (London)

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Scored for chorus, children’s choir, organ and chamber orchestra, St Luke Passion adopts a pared-back focus on choral voices over its 75-minute span. Seeking a more spiritual, inward approach to match Luke’s text, the composer eschews settings of interpolated texts as arias and the customary Evangelist and Christ soli: everything is sung by choral forces. A children’s choir grants a measure of innocence to Christ as the sacrificial lamb, emphasising aspects of otherness, sanctity and mystery. The Passion narrative is framed by a Prelude exploring the Annunciation and a Postlude taking us beyond the Crucifixion to the Resurrection and Ascension. These incorporate Gospel texts where Luke explains the Kingdom of God.

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Libretto Prelude Chapter 22 Chapter 23 Postlude