Passio: Music for Holy Week and Easter (25CD)

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King’s College Choir, Clare College Choir

This unique box‐set presents a musical journey through one of the most crucial episodes of Christianity: the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It tells of the deepest sorrow and anguish in the Lamentation and Stabat Mater, the moving story of the Passion, and the luminous joy of the Resurrection and the Ascension.

Included are works by Allegri, Byrd, Weelkes, Josquin, Palestrina, Gesualdo, Schütz, Pergolesi, Sturla, J.S. & C.P.E. Bach, Sturla, Telemann, Handel, Arvo Pärt, and many more.

Performed by world class choirs and ensemble, like the King’s College Choir, the Clare College Choir, La Stravaganza Köln, Cappella Augustana, Rheinische Kantorei and others.

A superb collection of the most moving music ever composed, expressing both the suffering and the consolation of humanity.

Tracks Include:

16th century Lamentations by Allegri, Byrd, Gesualdo, Josquin, Kirbye, Palestrina, Ramsey, Tallis, Tomkins, Victoria and Weelkes
Tallis: The Lamentations and Contrafacta
Gesualdo: Tenebrae Responsoria
Schütz: Matthäus‐Passion
J.S. Bach: Matthäus‐Passion, Johannes‐ Passion
Sturla: Passio di Venerdì Santo (Passione secondo Giovanni)
Telemann: Das selige Erwägen des bittern Leidens und Sterbens Jesu Christ, St Matthew Passion, Die Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu
Pärt: Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi secundum Joannem
Pergolesi: Stabat Mater, Salve Regina
Haydn Stabat Mater, Die sieben letzten Worte (Oratorio)
Weep and Rejoice: Music for Holy Week from the Convents of 17th‐century Italy
Handel: Messiah
C.P.E. Bach: Die Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu, Gott hat den Herrn auferweckt