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With companion commissions by Reena Esmail, Colin Jacobsen, Tania León, Jessica Meyer, Nico Muhly, Paola Prestini, and Caroline Shaw.
Introduzione: Maestoso ed Adagio

HAYDN Seven Last Words of Christ Sonata I: Pater, dimitte illis, quia nesciunt, quid faciunt (“Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do”)
JESSICA MEYER Father, forgive them

HAYDN Seven Last Words of Christ Sonata II: Hodie mecum eris in paradiso (“Verily, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise”)
COLIN JACOBSEN Verily

HAYDN Seven Last Words of Christ Sonata III: Mulier, ecce filius tuus (“ Woman, behold your son”)
NICO MUHLY Short Variation on Mulier, ecce filius tuus

HAYDN Seven Last Words of Christ Sonata IV: Deus meus, Deus meus, utquid dereliquisti me  (“My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?”)
TANIA LÉON Lagrimas (Tears)

HAYDN Seven Last Words of Christ Sonata V: Sitio (“I thirst”)
REENA ESMAIL Varsha (वर्षा) (Rain)

HAYDN Seven Last Words of Christ Sonata VI: Consummatum est (“It is finished”)
PAOLA PRESTINI It is Finished

HAYDN Seven Last Words of Christ Sonata VII: In manus tuas, Domine, commendo spiritum meum (“Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit”)
CAROLINE SHAW Seven

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Read ‘The Seven Last Words’ | Historical Performance in the Juilliard Journal.

Read Historical Instruments and New Music in Lincoln Center’s The Score.

 

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