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The Seven Last Words
The only known recording of the piece in the original Latin.
The Seven Last Words [CD]




Seventy years after the death of French composer Theodore Dubois, one of his best-known works was brought to life by the Georgetown Community Chorale under the direction of Elaine Rendler. The Seven Last Words of Christ is a melodic meditation on Christ's final moments of suffering. This is the only known recording of the piece in the original Latin (English translations of the texts appear in the cassette and CD booklets).

Arranged for choir and organ, this piece is presented in eight movements: An introduction and one movement for each word Christ spoke from the cross. A soprano serves as narrator, while the words of Jesus are shared among the male soloists. Appropriate for use during the Lenten season.