In this seven-section work, lasting just over an hour, Haydn is at his most reflective. Evoking the last hours of Christ’s life, the work’s individual sections carry tempo markings of Largo, Adagio, Lento, Grave. In this performance, and as it was written, Seven Last Words will be punctuated with readings from the Good Friday service.
This annual program is presented in partnership with Music at Stanford and the Office for Religious Life.
Haydn: The Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross