Septem verba a Christo

Septem verba a Christo in cruce moriente prolata is a cycle of Good Friday cantatas, based upon Christ's words on the cross attributed to Giovanni Battista Pergolesi.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Pergolesi: Septem Verba a Christo – review Andrew Clements Thu 21 Mar 2013 "Until very recently, scholars have been unable to decide whether Pergolesi's cycle of Good Friday cantatas, based upon Christ's words on the cross, really was by Pergolesi at all. On the basis of the latest research, René Jacobs has no doubts about its authenticity, and considers the oratorio was probably written between 1730 and the composer's death six years later at the age of just 26."
  2. ^ [1] "The authorship of Septem verba a Christo in cruce moriente prolata has been disputed for more than a century. There is no firm evidence that Pergolesi was commissioned to compose this compact oratorio-like cycle of short cantatas contemplating the seven last sayings of Christ during the Crucifixion, so it seems an over-optimistic leap of conjecture to place much trust in the attribution to ‘Sig Pergolese’ found on several monastic manuscript sources made c1760 and preserved in Zurich and Munich. In 2009 another set of performing parts was rediscovered at Kremsmünster Abbey in Austria by musicologist Reinhard Fehling, whose critical edition is the basis for René Jacobs’s recording."