This programme is not currently available on BBC iPlayer

The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross

To mark the bicentennial of Haydn's death, Aled Jones introduces a concert featuring his masterpiece The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross, from the city of Cadiz where the work was commissioned in 1787.

The concert is performed by Le Concert des Nations under the baton of Jordi Savall in the Oratorio de la Santa Cueva. The piece consists of an introduction followed by seven sonatas. Before each sonata each one of the seven last words of Christ is read in Latin by Padre Guillermo Dominguez Leonsegui, priest of the Santa Cueva.

1 hour, 12 minutes

Last on

Sat 30 May 2009 02:40


Role Contributor
PresenterAled Jones
WriterRichard Edwards
DirectorRhodri Huw
ProducerRichard Edwards
Executive ProducerPaul Bullock