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Haydn: "Seven Last Words of Christ" with Choir and Orchestra

Haydn: “Seven Last Words of Christ” with Choir and Orchestra

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Date(s) - 19/04/2019
7:00 pm

Trinity Pacific Church


Haydn: “Seven Last Words of Christ” with Choir and Orchestra.

The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross (German: Die sieben letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze) is an orchestral work by Joseph Haydn, commissioned in 1786 for the Good Friday service at Oratorio de la Santa Cueva (Holy Cave Oratory) in Cádiz, Spain. Published in 1787 and performed then in Paris, Berlin and Vienna, the composer adapted it in 1787 for string quartet and in 1796 as an oratorio (with both solo and choral vocal forces), and he approved a version for solo piano.

The seven main meditative sections—labelled “sonatas” and all slow—are framed by a slow Introduction and a fast “Earthquake” conclusion, for a total of nine movements.

Free Concert at Trinity Pacific Church, Richmond, with Frank Klassen.

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