Sofia Goubaïdoulina (1931)

Seven Words (1982)

for cello, bayan and strings

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1982
    • Duration : 32 mn
    • Publisher : Sikorski, Hambourg
    • Dedication : à Vladimir Tonkha et Friedrich Lips
Detailed formation
  • soloists : cello, accordion
  • 5 violins, 4 second violins, 3 violas, 2 cellos, double bass

Premiere information

  • Date : 20 October 1982
    Location :

    Russie, Moscou


    Performers :

    Vladimir Tonkha : violoncelle, Friedrich Lips : bayan, Orchestre de chambre "Ricercar", direction : Yuri Nikolayevsky.

Table of contents

  1. Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.
  2. Woman, behold thy son ! - Behold, thy mother !
  3. Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.
  4. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me ?
  5. I thirst.
  6. It is finished.
  7. Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit.