Christus Factus Est
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Christ was made obedient for us
Even unto death, even the death of the cross.
Therefore God also has exalted him,
And given him a name
Which is above every name.
Voicing - SSATTB Chorus, a cappella
Level - Advanced
Language - Latin
Category - Sacred, Holy Week, Good Friday
*Note* - Also available in arrangements for Chorus and Organ as well as the original for Chorus and String Ensemble
Christus Factus Est was commissioned by Marion Jacob and premiered on May 15th, 2010. Although the musical content of the piece does not come straight from the original Christus Factus Est chant, several of the original motives can be heard quoted in places such as the opening soprano line and in the men's chant. The two chant themes are then overlapped in the music, mimicking the echoes of voices in the domes of an ancient cathedral. Sung in the original Latin, the text speaks of Christ's sacrifice and death and then crescendos into the second section rejoicing in Christ's glory and grace.