Seven Last Words – Featured: Into Your Hands, I Surrender My Soul
Into your hands
I surrender my whole soul.
Not my will, but Your will be done.
Pater in manus
tuas commendo spiritum meum.
Fiat voluntas tuas.
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.