The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Music Adapted: Robert J. Batastini

© 1999 GIA.

Item #: G-4988     Status: Available

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Vocal Forces: Cantor, Priest



For years, GIA was able to offer this beautiful cloth-covered “worthy” book of the chanted Passion Gospels. Due to supply chain issues and production costs, we are currently unable to reprint this edition. We are working on a beautiful new edition that should be ready in Summer 2023, in plenty of time to prepare for Holy Week 2024. 


In the meantime, we offer a downloadable/printable PDF version sized to fit in any 3-ring binder. 



Nothing lends dignity and solemnity to the Passion Gospels more than observing the practice of three deacons or cantors proclaiming these stories according to the traditional chant. Based on the 1988 Vatican edition of the Passion Gospels, this setting of the Passions according to Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John from the revised Lectionary is beautifully bound in a cloth-covered “worthy” book.

Liturgists, theologians, Scripture scholars, and pastors alike are growing in their awareness of the total inappropriateness of having the assembly “play act” by shouting, “Crucify him!” and “Let his blood be upon us and upon our children.” Why do some insist on asking people to say things they don’t mean? No wonder assemblies never really shout, “Crucify him!”

This edition restores the Passion Gospels to the idiom of proclamation before the assembly. Modeled after the Vatican edition and adapted from the Vatican chants, this classic publication printed in black and red ink captures all the beauty of the original Latin. Notated in modern, stemless chant notation.

Categories: Choral/Vocal, Liturgical

Format: Hard Cover