Seven Last Words single work   lyric/song  
Issue Details: First known date: 2004 2004
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Seven Last Words' grew from an invitation issued by Richard Tognetti, artistic director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, to Georges Lentz and six Australian writers to respond to the last seven words of Jesus from the cross.

Lentz composed the music and each writer responded to a different phrase or theme suggested by the words of Jesus.

Notes

  • Commissioned by ABN - AMRO.

Production Details

  • World premiere performed by the Australian Chamber Orchestra on 5 March 2004 in Wollongong. Premiere series of performances (5 March-21 March) narrated by Jack Thompson.

Includes

Father Forgive Them, For They Know Not What They Do i "Sorry Jesus, but I think they knew exactly what they were doing.", David Williamson , 2004 single work poetry
— Appears in: 2004 National Concert Season : Last Words 2004;
The Ninth Hour i "The ninth hour", Dorothy Porter , 2004 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Best Australian Poems 2004 2004; (p. 152-155) 2004 National Concert Season : Last Words 2004; Out of the Box : Contemporary Australian Gay and Lesbian Poets 2009; (p. 179-183) The Bee Hut 2009; (p. 37-40) The Best 100 Poems of Dorothy Porter 2013; (p. 123-126) Arquitrave , June no. 19 2005; (p. 18-21)
It is Finished i "It is finished.", Michael Leunig , 2004 single work poetry
— Appears in: 2004 National Concert Season : Last Words 2004;
I Thirst i "I thirst with an ancient thirst longer than rivers, taller than seas.", Thomas Keneally , 2004 single work poetry
— Appears in: 2004 National Concert Season : Last Words 2004;
Son to Father Peter Goldsworthy , 2004 sequence poetry
— Appears in: 2004 National Concert Season : Last Words 2004;
Animula i "Dear soul-mate, little guest", David Malouf , 2003 single work poetry
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 63 no. 1 2003; (p. 7-8) The Turnrow Anthology of Contemporary Australian Poetry 2014; (p. 338-340) The Best Australian Poems 2003 2003; (p. 3-5) 2004 National Concert Season : Last Words 2004; Typewriter Music 2007; (p. 25-28) Revolving Days : Selected Poems 2008; (p. 191-193) Out of the Box : Contemporary Australian Gay and Lesbian Poets 2009; (p. 151-153) Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature 2009; (p. 842-844)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y 2004 National Concert Season : Last Words Pymble : Playbill , 2004 Z1106021 2004 anthology column lyric/song

    This publication is the programme produced to accompany the Australian Chamber Orchestra's 'Last Words' tour. The tour comprised performances of works by Brahms, Beethoven and J. S. Bach as well as the world premiere performance of 'Seven Last Words'.

    The works were performed in Wollongong, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and again in Sydney between 5 March-21 March 2004.

    Pymble : Playbill , 2004

Works about this Work

Top Ten Poetic Moments of 2011 Tara Mokhtari , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , December 2011;
Seven Last Words : Australian Chamber Orchestra Morag Fraser , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , April vol. 14 no. 3 2004; (p. 8-9, 10)

— Review of Seven Last Words David Malouf Michael Leunig Dorothy Porter David Williamson Thomas Keneally Peter Goldsworthy 2004 single work lyric/song
Novelists to Help Create Music of Sacrifice Joyce Morgan , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3 September 2003; (p. 14)
Seven Last Words : Australian Chamber Orchestra Morag Fraser , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , April vol. 14 no. 3 2004; (p. 8-9, 10)

— Review of Seven Last Words David Malouf Michael Leunig Dorothy Porter David Williamson Thomas Keneally Peter Goldsworthy 2004 single work lyric/song
Novelists to Help Create Music of Sacrifice Joyce Morgan , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3 September 2003; (p. 14)
Top Ten Poetic Moments of 2011 Tara Mokhtari , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , December 2011;
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