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John Passion - Dunedin Consort - Irish Times


29 March 2013
Irish Times
Michael Dervan

John Butt presents a reconstruction of the Passion liturgy as Bach would have known it, so there are organ pieces, congregational chorales (involving the University of Glasgow Chapel Choir), as well as other additions - and for the full experience you can even download a sermon and intercession for free. With a team of soloists and a main choir that come to less than a dozen voices in all, and an orchestra on a scale to match, the performance is nimble on its feet, expressively light in the choral numbers, with heavier expressive traction in recitatives and solos.
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