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St Luke Passion: The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ According to Luke

SATB, Children's Choir, Organ, and Chamber Orchestra

By James Macmillan

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Chamber Orchestra, Children's Choir, Choral, Organ Accompaniment (Study Score)
SATB, Children's Choir, Organ, and Chamber Orchestra. Composed by James Macmillan. Boosey & Hawkes Scores/Books. Classical. Softcover. 236 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M060134487. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48024549).

Item Number: HL.48024549

ISBN 9781784543808. 8.25x11.5 inches.

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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