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Bach: St John Passion / Egarr, Gilchrist, Rose, Connolly, Watts, Purves


Release Date: 03/25/2014 
Label:  Aam Records   Catalog #: 2   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  James GilchristChristopher PurvesSarah ConnollyElizabeth Watts,   ... 
Conductor:  Richard Egarr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient MusicAcademy of Ancient Music Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
Length: 1 Hours 44 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

J.S. Bach's St John Passion is an intensely personal experience, bringing to life the humanity of the passion story. Combining raw viscerality with moments of exquisite intimacy, it was written soon after Bach’s arrival as Kantor at Leipzig’s Thomasschule. Keen to impress a new congregation, Bach produced a setting of the age-old passion story which overshadowed almost every piece of liturgical music the world had previously known. Our recording aims to capture the authenticity and vivacity of the very first Good Friday performance at Leipzig’s Nikolaikirche. - Aam Records

Academy of Ancient Music
James Gilchrist Evangelista
Matthew Rose Jesus
Ashley Riches Pilatus
Elizabeth Watts
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Sarah Connolly alto
Andrew Kennedy tenor
Christopher Purves bass
Choir of the AAM
Richard Egarr director & harpsichord
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Works on This Recording

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Saint John Passion, BWV 245 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  James Gilchrist (Tenor), Christopher Purves (Bass), Sarah Connolly (Mezzo Soprano),
Elizabeth Watts (Soprano), Matthew Rose (Bass), Ashley Riches (Bass),
Andrew Kennedy (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Egarr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music,  Academy of Ancient Music Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany 

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