Seven Last Words – Featured: I Thirst (If You Are Christ) David Farwig
If you are Christ,
come down from the cross that we might see and believe If you are King,
that we might see and believe.
descende nunc de cruce
ut videamus et credamus tibi Si tu es rex Judæorum, salvum te fac
ut videamus et credamus tibi.
Michael John Trotta’s long-awaited major work, Seven Last Words, is a seven-movement choral journey through the Passion, which delivers a powerful and captivating story encompassing a breathtaking palette of emotion, from intimate tenderness to majestic triumph. The work is a rare gem, powerfully emotive and effective in both liturgical and concert settings.
A magnificent example of a unique compositional voice that acknowledges and includes tradition, Seven Last Words transcends the boundaries of genre and conveys a powerful and emotive drama. It will receive its Carnegie Hall debut in May of 2017 under the baton of the composer.