The Last Temptation of Jesus Christ (Sisca, Todd Michael-Michael)

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Publisher. Info. Todd Michael-Michael Sisca
Misc. Notes Todd hand-writes-out every composition he finishes
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Work Title The Last Temptation of Jesus Christ
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Composer Sisca, Todd Michael-Michael
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.1 No.1
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ITS 1
Key G-sharp minor
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 2012
Librettist composer
Language English
Dedication Dedicated to Todd's Dad @ Christmas 2012
Average DurationAvg. Duration 4 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation Coloratura soprano, Male contralto, counter-tenor, bass, modern concert grand piano

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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...