Seven Last Words – Featured: It Is Finished
It is finished!
Darkened was the sun
Darkness covered the earth
Torn was the viel
The earth did quake
All of the graves were opened wide!
Truly this man was the son of God.
obscuratus est sol
tenebræ factæ sunt in universam terram velum templi scissum est
monumenta aperta sunt
“Vere filius dei erat iste.”
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.