Tournemire Voyage 6
THE SEVEN LAST WORDS (1993) inspired by Tournemire's 'Sept Chorals-Poèmes pour les Sept Paroles du Christ' (1935)
each image measures 170 x 65 cms - oil and acrylic on canvas. Click on images for enlarged view
1. Father forgive 2. Today shalt 3. Mother, behold 4. My God, my God 5. I thirst 6. Father, into thy 7. It is finished them for they thou be with thy son...behold why hast thou hands I commend know not what me in paradise. thy mother. forsaken me? my spirit. they do.
These pictures now reside in a side chapel of the Church of
St. John the Evangelist, Duncan Terrace, Islington N1 8BL
Between 1993 and 1996, London organist, Mark Brafield and I took THE SEVEN LAST WORDS on an extensive 'exhibition-recital' tour to over twenty churches and cathedrals in England and across Europe, culminating in a presentation of the music and pictures at
Beauvais Cathedral (below) the extraordinary building that inspired Tournemire to compose his
SEPT CHORALS-POEMES in 1935.
This profound and magnificent music had never been performed there before.
The paintings on show in Chichester Cathedral 1995