Passio: Music for Holy Week & Easter

Release Date: 3/23/2018
Catalog Number: BRI95653
Number of Discs: 25

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This release gathers outstanding sacred vocal music from the Renaissance, Baroque and Classical eras recounting perhaps the most dramatic and moving story in all of the Christian canon: the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Christ. In addition to these masterworks of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries is the St John Passion of Arvo Pärt, the Estonian whose captivating, minimal, crystalline music has made him one of the most-performed living composers in the world. The stunning performances from expert choirs and soloists cover iconic works like Handel’s Messiah, the St John and St Matthew Passions of J.S. Bach, Haydn’s Stabat Mater and Seven Last Words and three of the prolific Telemann’s more than 20 extant Passion settings and several Passion oratorios, along with hauntingly beautiful Renaissance polyphony and lesser-known gems of the Italian Baroque.

Works on This Recording
1. Stabat Mater by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor: Timothy Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble: Clare College Choir
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; Italy
2. Miserere mei Deus: Miserere mei by Gregorio Allegri
Conductor: Timothy Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble: Clare College Choir
Period: Baroque
Written: 17th Century ; Italy
3. How are the mighty fallen, T 6 by Robert Ramsey
Conductor: Timothy Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble: Clare College Choir
Period: Baroque
Written: 17th Century ; England
4. When David heard that Absalom was slain by Thomas Weelkes
Conductor: Timothy Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble: Clare College Choir
Period: Renaissance
5. Lamentations of Jeremiah: Excerpt(s) by Thomas Tallis
Conductor: Timothy Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble: Clare College Choir
6. Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae: Tenebrae Responsories - O vos omnes by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Conductor: Timothy Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble: Clare College Choir
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1585 ; Spain
7. Déploration sur la mort de Ockeghem by Josquin Des Préz
Conductor: Timothy Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble: Clare College Choir
Period: Renaissance
8. Responsories (9), Sabbato Sancto: no 5, O vos omnes by Carlo Gesualdo
Conductor: Timothy Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble: Clare College Choir
Period: Renaissance
Written: 1611 ; Italy
9. Super flumina Babylonis by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor: Timothy Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble: Clare College Choir
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1581 ; Italy
10. Absalon, fili mi by Josquin Des Préz
Conductor: Timothy Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble: Clare College Choir
Period: Renaissance
11. Civitas sancti tui by William Byrd
Conductor: Timothy Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble: Clare College Choir
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1589 ; London, England
12. Songs of 3-6 parts: When David heard that Absalom was slain by Thomas Tomkins
Conductor: Timothy Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble: Clare College Choir
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1622 ; England
13. Vox in Rama by George Kirbye
Conductor: Timothy Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble: Clare College Choir
Period: Renaissance
14. Lamentations of Jeremiah: First Lectio at Matins, Maundy Thursday: by Thomas Tallis
Conductor: Alistair Dixon
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chapelle du Roi
15. Lamentations of Jeremiah: Second Lectio: by Thomas Tallis
Conductor: Alistair Dixon
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chapelle du Roi
16. Wipe away my sins by Thomas Tallis
Conductor: Alistair Dixon
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chapelle du Roi
17. Forgive me, Lord, my sin by Thomas Tallis
Conductor: Alistair Dixon
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chapelle du Roi
18. Blessed are those that be undefiled by Thomas Tallis
Conductor: Alistair Dixon
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chapelle du Roi
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; England
19. Arise, O Lord, and hear by Thomas Tallis
Conductor: Alistair Dixon
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chapelle du Roi
20. With all our hearts by Thomas Tallis
Conductor: Alistair Dixon
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chapelle du Roi
21. I call and cry to thee by Thomas Tallis
Conductor: Alistair Dixon
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chapelle du Roi
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; England
22. O sacred and holy banquet by Thomas Tallis
Conductor: Alistair Dixon
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chapelle du Roi
23. When Jesus went into Simon the Pharisee's house by Thomas Tallis
Conductor: Alistair Dixon
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chapelle du Roi
24. Blessed be thy name by Thomas Tallis
Conductor: Alistair Dixon
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chapelle du Roi
25. O praise the Lord (2nd version) by Thomas Tallis
Conductor: Alistair Dixon
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chapelle du Roi
26. Sing and glorify heaven's high majesty by Thomas Tallis
Conductor: Alistair Dixon
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chapelle du Roi
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; England
27. Tenebrae Responsories (27), for 6 voices by Carlo Gesualdo
Conductor: Francesco Cera
Period: Renaissance
Written: 1611 ;
28. Saint Matthew Passion, SWV 479 by Heinrich Schütz
Conductor: Matteo Messori
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cappella Augustana
Period: Baroque
Written: 1666 ; Germany
29. Weib, was weinest du, SWV 443 by Heinrich Schütz
Conductor: Matteo Messori
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cappella Augustana
Period: Baroque
Written: 1624 ; Germany
30. Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: David Thomas (Bass), Michael George (Bass), Michael Chance (Counter Tenor), Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Martyn Hill (Tenor), Rogers Covey-Crump (Tenor)
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Period: Baroque
Written: Circa 1727 ; Leipzig, Germany
31. Saint John Passion, BWV 245 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Michael Chance (Alto), Stephen Richardson (Bass), Stephen Varcoe (Bass), Catherine Bott (Soprano), Paul Agnew (Tenor), John Mark Ainsley (Tenor)
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Period: Baroque
Written: 1724 ; Leipzig, Germany
32. Hor ch’il ciel fra densi horrori by Bernardo Pasquini
Performer: Furio Zanasi (Baritone), Sharon Rostorf-Zamir (Soprano)
Conductor: Giovanni Caruso
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Tiberina
Period: Baroque
33. Padre, Signore e Dio by Bernardo Pasquini
Performer: Furio Zanasi (Baritone), Sharon Rostorf-Zamir (Soprano)
Conductor: Giovanni Caruso
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Tiberina
Period: Baroque
34. Passio di Venerdi Santo by Carlo Sturla
Performer: Marina Frandi (Alto), Laura Dalfino (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Il Concento Ecclesiastico
35. Selige Erwägen des Leidens und sterbens Jesu Christi, TV 5 no 2 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer: Johan-René Schmidt (Baritone), Berthold Possemeyer (Baritone), Barbara Locher (Soprano), Stefan Dörr (Tenor), Zeger Vandersteene (Tenor)
Conductor: Wolfgang Schäfer
Period: Baroque
Written: 1720/1722 ; Hamburg, Germany
36. St. Matthew Passion (1746), TV 5 no 31 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer: Claudia Schubert (Alto), Achim Rück (Bass), Hans-Georg Wimmer (Bass), Barbara Schlick (Soprano), Stefan Dörr (Tenor), Wilfried Jochens (Tenor)
Conductor: Ulrich Stötzel
Period: Baroque
Written: 1746 ; Germany
37. St John Passion by Arvo Pärt
Conductor: Antony Pitts
Orchestra/Ensemble: Tonus Peregrinus
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1982 ; Germany
38. Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Performer: Lawrence Zazzo (Countertenor), Angharad Gruffydd Jones (Soprano)
Conductor: Timothy Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble: Instrumental Ensemble
Period: Baroque
Written: 1736 ; Pozzuoli, Italy
39. Salve Regina by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Performer: Lawrence Zazzo (Countertenor), Angharad Gruffydd Jones (Soprano)
Conductor: Timothy Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble: Instrumental Ensemble
Period: Baroque
40. Stabat Mater, H 20 bis by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor: Frieder Bernius
Period: Classical
Written: 1767 ; Eszterhazá, Hungary
41. Seven last words of Christ on the Cross, H 20 no 2 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Gabriele Wunderer (Alto), Christof Fischesser (Bass), Petra Labitzke (Soprano), Daniel Sans (Tenor)
Conductor: Nicol Matt
Period: Classical
Written: 1795-1796 ; Eszterhazá, Hungary
42. Messa solenne a 8 voci: O vos omnes by Adriano Banchieri
Conductor: Candace Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cappella Artemisia
Written: 1599 ;
43. Sacri concerti a 1,2,3,4 e 5 voci: Adoramus te, Christe by Claudia Francesca Rusca
Conductor: Candace Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cappella Artemisia
44. Qui pependit, motet for 5 voices, SV 97/1.k (contrafacta of SV 97/1) by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor: Candace Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cappella Artemisia
Period: Baroque
45. O magnum mysterium, motet (from Componimenti musicali) by Lucrezia Orsina Vizzana
Conductor: Candace Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cappella Artemisia
Period: Baroque
46. Lamentations of the Prophet Jeremiah by Anonymous
Conductor: Candace Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cappella Artemisia
Period: Medieval
47. Feria quinta (Lamentatione seconda) (from Lamentationi sagre e motetti ad una voce col basso continu by Alessandro Della Ciaia
Conductor: Candace Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cappella Artemisia
48. Madrigale al Crocifisso (from Cantate Morali e Spirituali a voce sola) by Maurizio Cazzati
Conductor: Candace Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cappella Artemisia
49. O vos omnes, motet (from Secondo Libro de Motetti) by Lorenzo Agnelli
Conductor: Candace Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cappella Artemisia
Period: Baroque
50. Adoramus te Christe, motet by Giovanni Antonio Grossi
Conductor: Candace Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cappella Artemisia
Period: Baroque
51. Dic nobis, Maria (from Sacrae cantiones a 8-9) by Agostino Soderini
Conductor: Candace Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cappella Artemisia
52. Congratulamini mihi omnes (from Sacri cantus, liber secundus) by Tiburtio Massaino
Conductor: Candace Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cappella Artemisia
53. Silentio, motet (from Motetti a voce sola) by Rosa Giacinta Badalla
Conductor: Candace Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cappella Artemisia
Period: Baroque
54. Alleluia, haec dies quam fecit Dominus, motet (from Motectorum liber primus) by Andrea Rota
Conductor: Candace Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cappella Artemisia
Period: Renaissance
55. Quid mihi est in caelo (from Messe a tre voci) by Giulio Cesare Arresti
Conductor: Candace Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cappella Artemisia
Period: Baroque
56. Ave mater dilectissima by Chiara Margarita Cozzolan
Conductor: Candace Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cappella Artemisia
Period: Baroque
Written: 16th Century ;
57. Sacri concerti a 1,2,3,4 e 5 voci: Canzone francese seconda by Claudia Francesca Rusca
Conductor: Candace Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cappella Artemisia
58. Risorto hoggi è'il Signore (from Arie di musica per concertare con voci e strumenti) by Giovanni Battista Strata
Conductor: Candace Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cappella Artemisia
59. Surrexit pastor, alleluia (from Sacri motetti a due, et a più voci) by Domenico Massenzio
Conductor: Candace Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cappella Artemisia
Period: Baroque
60. Cessate tympana (from Sacri concerti dei motetti a 1, 2, 3 e 4 voci) by Maria Xaveria Perucona
Conductor: Candace Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cappella Artemisia
61. Diologo delle due Mariæ (from Harmonia d'affetti devoti, libro primo, Op. 3) by Giovanni Legrenzi
Conductor: Candace Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cappella Artemisia
Period: Baroque
62. Messiah, HWV 56 by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Hilary Summers (Alto), Alastair Miles (Bass), Lynne Dawson (Soprano), John Mark Ainsley (Tenor)
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Period: Baroque
Written: 1741 ; London, England
63. Easter Oratorio, BWV 249 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: Rolf Schweizer
Period: Baroque
Written: 1732-1735 ; Leipzig, Germany
64. Die Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu, TV 6 no 6 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer: Klaus Mertens (Bass), Matthias Koch (Countertenor), Veronika Winter (Soprano), Monica Frimmer (Soprano), Nico Van der Meel (Tenor)
Conductor: Hermann Max
Period: Baroque
Written: 1760 ; Germany
65. Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu, Wq 240/H 777 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Conductor: Hermann Max
Period: Classical
Written: 1774/1778 ; Hamburg, Germany
66. Gott hat den Herrn auferweckt, Wq 244/H 803 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Conductor: Hermann Max
Period: Baroque
Written: 1756 ; Germany
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