Lento Doloroso (II)

Composer
Year of composition
2004
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
4 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Solo Solo Violin + piano
Instrumental parts

Movement two, "Lento Doloroso," is a play on the season of Lent and the walk to the cross. The antiphon "Ave Regina Caelorum" appears alongside the hymn, "O Sacred Head Now Wounded" through a sequence of meditations on the death of Christ. The piano line plays the hymn in a condensed chordal form as well as laying out crucifixion lines throughout the piece. The violin line is intended to come from the viewpoint of the person who is confronted with the walk to the cross that Christ undertook. The piece culminates in musical painting of the crucifixion and concludes with the pounding of the nails.

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