Soprano, countertenor (or light tenor), tenor, bass, 2 violins, viola, cello, theorbo and positive organ
Duration : 6’
Commissioned by Musique Nouvelle en Liberté.
First performance on march 27th, 28th et 29th 2002 in Epinal, Nancy and Paris by the ensemble “Le Concert Spirituel” directed by Hervé Niquet.
Text (Second response of Tenebrae for Holy Thursday) :
Tristis est anima mea usque ad mortem.
Sustinete hic et vigilate mecum.
Nunc videbitis turbam quæ circumdabit me.
Vos fugam capietis et ego vadam immolari pro vobis
My soul is sorrowful even unto death.
Stay you here and watch with me.
Now ye shall see a multitude that will surround me.
Ye shall run away, and I will go to be sacrificed for you.