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J.S. Bach: John Passion, Reconstruction of Bach's Passion Liturgy

J.S. Bach: John Passion, Reconstruction of Bach's Passion Liturgy

J.S. Bach: John Passion, Reconstruction of Bach's Passion Liturgy
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Classical
Code
CKD 419
Inlay available for download
Booklet available for download
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    For the first time on record, listeners can experience J.S. Bach's gripping John Passion within its original liturgical context. Featuring Nicholas Mulroy, Matthew Brook, Robert Davies, Joanne Lunn and Clare Wilkinson.

    This recording of J.S. Bach's John Passion gives listeners a refreshing outlook, shining a new light into one of the best known pieces of the choral repertoire.

    John Butt recreates the Good Friday vesper liturgy of a passion performance during Bach's time at Leipzig; in addition to the Dunedin Consort performance of Bach's composition, this recording features music from an original Leipzig hymn book with works by Jacob Händl, J. H. Schein and J. Crüger 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 Greyfriar's Kirk in Edinburgh, where the recording took place. This recording was chosen as a Critics' Choice 'Favourite Album of 2013' by two Gramophone reviewers:  Lindsay Kemp and Caroline Gill.

    Listeners can download additional content, such as a sermon and intercession, for free.