Haydn’s The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross is no stranger to alternate versions. It first appeared as orchestral meditations on the final utterances of Christ on the cross as part of a Good Friday service in 1787, following a commission from Cadiz in Spain.
"Joseph Haydn (arr. José Peris), The Seven Last Words of Christ: Version for String Quartet and Voice, Henschel Quartett and Susanne Kelling, mezzo-soprano.,"
HAYDN: The Online Journal of the Haydn Society of North America: Vol. 4
, Article 8.
Available at: https://remix.berklee.edu/haydn-journal/vol4/iss1/8