Composition database

This is the Composition Database of BMC, which includes information about works by composers that are either Hungarian or Hungarian by origin or live in Hungary.

Title of the work

Via crucis


Original / Hungarian title
Via crucis
Foreign language / English title
Via crucis
Oratorio for mixed chamber choir and 10 instruments
to Michel Piquemal
Year of composition

Solo voice(s), choir & chamber orchestra
Number of players
chamber choir (S-A-T-B) - vlc. solo - fl., ob., cl., cl.b., fg. - cor., trb. - perc. (ptto., tmb.picc., tom-tom, tmb.picc.c.c., tam-tam, crot., trg., xil., vibr.) - pf. (or cel.)
32 min

Movements, parts
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII - IX - X - XI - XII - XIII

Commissioned by
"Festival d´Art Sacre" Paris
Premiere information
1989, Eglise de la Trinité, Paris; Ensemble Vocal Michel Piquemal, Ensemble Instrumental J. W. Audoli, Michel Piquemal (cond.)

1990, Concert Hall, Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest; Hungarian State Choir, Chamber Ensemble of the Miskolc Symphony Orchestra, Antal Mátyás (choir master), Kamilló Lendvay (cond.)
Publisher / Source
Editio Musica Budapest L-82
Avaiable here!
Hungaroton HCD-31533, 1995 - Ensemble Vocal Michel Piquemal, Hungarian State Orchestra, Michel Piquemal (cond.)
1 min. sample
1 I. Vexilla regis
2 II. O crux! Ave crux! Ave spes unica
3 III. Innocens ego sum
4 IV. Ave crux!
5 V. Jesus cadit
6 VI. Stabat Mater dolorosa
7 VII. Nolite flere
8 VIII. Crucifige!
9 IX. Meno mosso
10 X. Eli, Eli lamma Sabacthani
11 XI. In manus tuas
12 XII. Consummatum est
13 XIII. Ave crux, spes unica
Remarks, other info
Composed: 1988-1989

1990 Budapest, Concert Hall of the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music performed by: The Hungarian State Choir, The Chamber Ensemble of the Symphony Orchestra Miskolc, cond. by the composer Director of Choir: Mátyás Antal