Series: Boosey & Hawkes Scores/Books Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes Format: Softcover Study Score Composer: James MacMillan
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.
$90.00 (US) Inventory #HL 48024549 ISBN: 9781784543808 UPC: 888680916671 Publisher Code: M060134487 Width: 8.25" Length: 11.5" Run time: 1:15:00 236 pages
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