An immensely impressive and mature composition for the recital organist. In turn dramatic, harrowing and tender, this music is specially suited to Lenten and Holy Week use, but it is ideal as the centrepiece of any programme.
The work was inspired by the sculptured reliefs of the Stations that are on view in the Cistercian monastic church in Altenburg, Germany. Each of the first thirteen pieces are a variation on a theme which is only heard in its complete form when the fourteenth Station is reached.
Jesus is condemned to death Jesus receives his cross Jesus falls the first time Jesus meets his blessed mother The cross is laid upon Simon of Cyrene Veronica wipes the face of Jesus Jesus falls the second time Jesus speaks to the women of Jerusalem Jesus falls the third time Jesus is stripped of his garments Jesus is nailed to the cross Jesus dies on the cross Jesus is taken down from the cross Jesus is laid in the sepulchre