The Wise Thief

by D. Johnson (?–)

Music preview image

Instrument(s): Voice (SSA) Style: Hymn
Lyricist(s): Traditional Slavonic - Public Domain translation  
Opus: Not known Date of composition: 2007
Source: Original Composition Copyright: Public Domain    CC: No rights reserved
Last updated: 2009/Feb/10. View change history Music ID Number: Mutopia-2009/02/10-1012
Typeset using: LilyPond, version 2.12.2  
LilyPond file MIDI file
A4 PDF files Letter PDF files

According to Russian Orthodox practice, this text is sung at Matins of Good Friday (also known as the service of the Twelve Passion Gospels), and in the Russian tradition it is the emotional high point of the service. The text should be sung thrice, and since the 19th century (?) it has become customary to sing it at least once as a trio.

Maintainer: Daniel Johnson il.basso.buffo at gmail dot com