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St. Luke Passion

Children's Score

By James Macmillan

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Choral (SATB Choir)
Children's Score. Composed by James Macmillan. BH Large Choral. Classical, Contemporary, Sacred. Softcover. 64 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M060129797. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48023593).

Item Number: HL.48023593

ISBN 9781784540708. 7.5x10.25 inches.

Choral part. Scored for chorus, children's choir, organ and chamber orchestra, St Luke Passion adopts a pared-back focus on choral voices over its 75-minute span. Seeking a more spiritual, inward approach to match Luke's text, the composer eschews settings of interpolated texts as arias and the customary Evangelist and Christ soli: everything is sung by choral forces. A children's choir grants a measure of innocence to Christ as the sacrificial lamb, emphasising aspects of otherness, sanctity and mystery. The Passion narrative is framed by a Prelude exploring the Annunciation and a Postlude taking us beyond the Crucifixion to the Resurrection and Ascension. These incorporate Gospel texts where Luke explains the Kingdom of God.

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