The first five tracks represent the Sermon Section within The Leipzig Service of Vespers for Good Friday.
The last two tracks are for those who might appreciate some sort of meditation at the mid-point of the Passion, but who might not necessarily appreciate an 18th Century Lutheran sermon in German. Dunedin Consort are providing a number of alternative approaches by contemporary figures, some tending towards the theological, some more to the musical or historical. The first two are presented here, and we are hoping to add a few more, in podcast style, over the coming months.
The entire order of service is as follows:
1 OPENING LITURGY [Tracks 1-2]
Organ Chorale Prelude: Da Jesus an dem Kreuze Stund, BWV 621
Congregational Chorale: Da Jesus an dem Kreuze Stund
2 JOHANNES PASSION, PART ONE [Tracks 3-23]
Organ Prelude to the Passion: Praeludium in F-sharp minor, BuxWV 146 (extract)
Johannes-Passion, BWV 245, Part One.
3 CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE TO PART ONE OF THE PASSION [Tracks 24-25]
Organ Chorale Prelude: O Lamm Gottes unschuldig, BWV 618
Congregational Chorale: O Lamm Gottes unschuldig
4 SERMON SECTION
Sermon Introduction, from Erdmann Neumeister, Epistolische Nachlese 1720.
Organ Chorale Prelude: Herr Jesu Christ dich zu uns wend, BWV 632
Congregational Chorale: Herr Jesu Christ dich zu uns wend
Sermon, from Erdmann Neumeister, Epistolische Nachlese 1720, on 2 Timothy, 1, 10.
5 JOHANNES-PASSION, PART TWO [Tracks 26-36]
Organ Chorale Prelude: Christus, der uns selig macht, BWV 620
Johannes-Passion, BWV 245, Part Two
6 CLOSING LITURGY [Tracks 37-43]
Motet: Ecce quomodo moritur
Responsory, Collect, Blessing, Response to Blessing: Gott sei uns gnädig und barmherzig
Organ Chorale Prelude: Nun danket alle Gott, BWV 657
Congregational Chorale: Nun danket alle Gott