Category:  Choir / Vocal , Organ / Sacred Music

Movements: 1: Prologue "O Sacred Head Now Wounded"
2: 1st Word: Father, forgive them
3: 2nd Word: Today you will be with me in paradise
4: 3rd Word: Woman, behold your son!
5: 4th Word: My God, My God, why have you forsaken me
6: 5th and 6th Words: I thirst. It is finished.
7: 7th Word: Father, into your hands I commit my spirit

Duration: 22 minutes

Publisher of notes/sheet music: Strube Verlag Munich , 2013

Instrumentation: Choir (S A T B), cor anglais, 4 trombones (T-T-B-B), percussions and organ

Solo instruments: Organ, Cor Anglais

Text/Lyrics by: Biblical words, translation: Martin Luther

Introduction: 2: 1st Word: Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do (Luke 23:34).
3: 2nd Word: Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise (Luke 23:43).
4: 3rd Word: Woman, behold your son: behold your mother (John 19:26-27).
5: 4th Word: My God, My God, why have you forsaken me, (Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34).
6: 5th and 6th Words: I thirst (John 19:28). It is finished (John 19:30).
7: 7th Word: Father, into your hands I commit my spirit (Luke 23:46).

Dedication: Sincerely dedicated to Bernhard Buttmann, my musical companion

World premiere:  29.03.2013, St. Sebald / Nuremberg

Performers at world premiere: Premiere: ARD church service in St. Sebald Nuremberg on Good Friday, 29th of March, 2013 10-11.00 AM, also live on BR Klassik and Deutschlandfunk
Cond.: Bernhard Buttmann