Haydn-Vellard – Seven last words by Christ on the cross

My intention, when I wrote 7 short vocal pieces to enunciate the words spoken by
Christ on the cross, was to prepare the listener for the magnifcent slow movements of
Haydn. Each word develops into a three-voice writing: the voice of Christ (tenor)
begins and, as an echo, responds that of his mother (soprano grave) and an angel
(soprano). After having shared this program many times with the Quatuor Debussy, a
brand new cast of singers has been choosed for this recording.