Seven Last Words from the Cross
Saturday 21 August 2004, 8pm
Sacred Heart Cathedral
Directed by Alastair Carey
Canticles of Light: Bob Chilcott
This exciting programme of modern repertoire for voices and instruments includes the New Zealand premiere of one of the most important new choral works of the 1990s plus new compositions by New Zealand composers.
Described by The Guardian as "The most exciting young British composer to have emerged in the 1990s", James MacMillan's music is notable for its extraordinary directness, energy and emotional power. The Tudor Consort collaborates with contemporary orchestra GateSeven in the New Zealand performance of MacMillan's powerful cantata Seven Last Words from the Cross.
Additional repertoire in this programme includes Bob Chilcott's Canticles of Light, an introspective motet sequence for double choir and organ, plus exciting new works for voices and instruments by honours students in composition at the School of Music at Victoria University of Wellington.
Canticles of Light (2000) - Bob Chilcott (1955-)
Wenn ich einmal soll scheiden - Matthaus Passion (1727) - J S Bach (1685-1750)
From Fear Awaits Release (2004) - James Dunlop (1975-)
Crucifixus - Credo - Missa O Rex Gloriae - G P da Palestrina (1525-1594)
Crucifixus (2004) - Rachael Morgan (1983-)
O Mensch, bewein' dein Sünde gross (2004) Jack Body (1944-)
Feuillets Inedit (2001) - Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
Pange Lingua Gloriosi (2004) - Jack Body
Sanctus (2004) - African traditional - Antonia Barnett-McIntosh (1983-)
Seven Last Words from the Cross (1993) - James MacMillan (1959-)
This concert was part of the 2004 Subscription Series.