Ensemble OPUS POSTH, Grindenko
From Joseph Haydn
The Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross
extended string quartet version (2006)
Released by CCnC
Haydn: Sonata I
The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour On the Cross (German: Die sieben letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze) is an orchestral work by Joseph Haydn, commissioned in 1785 or 1786 for the Good Friday service at Cádiz Cathedral in Spain. The composer adapted it in 1787 for string quartet and in 1796 as an oratorio (with both solo and choral vocal forces), and he approved a version for solo piano.