MacMillan: Seven Last Words from the Cross ()

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composed by James MacMillan

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MacMillan: Seven Last Words from the Cross - James Vivian (organ); Polyphony; Britten Sinfonia; Stephen Layton (conductor)
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  1. Seven Last Words from the Cross, cantata for choir and string orchestra
  2. On the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin, for chorus
  3. Te Deum

Inspired by his Catholic faith, James MacMillan often composes intense works on religious themes. Yet unlike his older contemporaries, Sir John Tavener and Arvo Pärt, whose calm meditations and ecstatic paeans reflect their composers' certitude in Christian redemption, MacMillan frequently considers darker subjects and creates a dramatic tension in his music between expressions of suffering and salvation. His setting for choir and string orchestra of the Seven Last Words from the Cross (1993) is the harshest and most ...

MacMillan: Seven Last Words from the Cross 2005, Hyperion

UPC: 034571174600

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