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|Work Title||The Last Temptation of Jesus Christ|
|Composer||Sisca, Todd Michael-Michael|
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.||Op.1 No.1|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||2012|
|Dedication||Dedicated to Todd's Dad @ Christmas 2012|
|Average DurationAvg. Duration||4 minutes|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Modern|
|Instrumentation||Coloratura soprano, Male contralto, counter-tenor, bass, modern concert grand piano|
This is Todd Michael-Michael Sisca's entirely original musical setting of the Last Temptation of Jesus Christ. The text is also Todd Michael-Michael Sisca's entirely original conception, as well.
This piece was originally begun in 2004-2005 as a Prelude fore the left-hand-alone...It was further revised years later and completed for publication in 2010 as Todd's "Self-Portrait-Etude #1 in G-sharp-minor (Op.1, no.1)".
In December of 2012, Todd then added to the piano-part an original text and voices depicting Mary, Jesus, and Satan at the time of The Last Temptation [as the composer conceived the story, that is].
The piece demands a coloratura-soprano of appreciable-virtuosity to pull-off the MAGICAL-MUSICAL-MOMENT when Mary quotes from the Catholic Chaplet of Divine Mercy.
The composer sometimes performs (live in recitals) this piece exactly as the piano-part is written as his "Self-Portrait-etude #1 in G-sharp-minor for left-hand-alone (Op.1, no.1)"...Pianists of romantic, virtuosic, and cantabile inclination - [in the manner of Chopin, Liszt, and Rachmaninov] - may absolutely perform this work as a solo piano composition written for left-hand-alone...
...AUDIENCES ARE ALWAYS STUNNED BY IT'S BEAUTY, DRAMA, ORIGINALITY,LEFT-HAND-VIRTUOSITY, AND PIANISTIC SONORITY.