james MacMillan: St Luke Passion

Books | Organ, Mixed Choir

Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Composer: James MacMillan
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work

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.

ISBN: 9781784540692
Published on: 24 April 2015
Catalogue No: BH12978

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