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Bach: John Passion / Dunedin Consort


Release Date: 02/23/2018 
Label:  Linn Records   Catalog #: 419  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachJohann Hermann ScheinDietrich BuxtehudeJacob Handl,   ... 
Conductor:  John Butt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dunedin Consort
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is the premiere recording of J.S. Bach’s John Passion, heard for the first time within its original liturgical context. Director John Butt succeeds in giving listeners a refreshing outlook on one of the best-known pieces of the choral repertoire. The recording also features works by Jacob Händl Gallus, J. Crüger and J.H. Schein from an original Leipzig hymn book performed by a congregational choir and the University of Glasgow Chapel Choir. John Butt takes centre stage to perform organ chorale preludes by Bach and Schütz on the Collins organ at Edinburgh’s Greyfriar’s Kirk. The impressive cast includes Nicholas Mulroy (Evangelista), Matthew Brook (Jesus), Robert Davies, Joanne Lunn and Clare Wilkinson. The recording was Read more named a Gramophone Award Finalist, ‘Recording of the Month’ by three separate publications and topped the UK Specialist Chart upon its release in 2013. Dunedin Consort’s recreation of this recording at the 2017 BBC Proms was a highlight of the summer, earning critical acclaim for the ‘revelatory’ and ‘vital’ performance. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Orgelbüchlein: Da Jesus an dem Kreuze stund', BWV 621 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  John Butt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dunedin Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1710; Weimar, Germany 
2.
Work(s): Chorales for Brass. Da Jesus an dem Kreuze stund 1 by Johann Hermann Schein
Conductor:  John Butt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dunedin Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
3.
Praeludium for Keyboard in F sharp minor, BuxWV 146 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Conductor:  John Butt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dunedin Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
4.
Saint John Passion, BWV 245 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  John Butt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dunedin Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
5.
Ecce quomodo moritur iustus by Jacob Handl
Conductor:  John Butt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dunedin Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Austria 
6.
Gott, sei mir gnädig by Johann Hermann Schein
Conductor:  John Butt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dunedin Consort
7.
Nun danket alle Gott, BWV 657 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  John Butt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dunedin Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1723; ?Weimar, Germany 
8.
Nun danket alle Gott (Now thank we all our God) by Johannes Cruger
Conductor:  John Butt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dunedin Consort

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