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Gottfried August Homilius

St. John Passion

Der Fromme stirbt

HoWV I.4

Description

The oratorio Passions by Homilius are amongst the last compositions of this kind from the 18th century. The role of the chorus in the "St John Passion" is largely restricted to the chorales and crowd choruses, but in the latter, Homilius shows precisely why he was particularly praised as a choral composer. The final movement captures the singular importance of the crucifixion in the Gospel of St John, emphasizing this by an unusual transition from A minor to an almost celebratory A major.


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Performers: Jana Reiner, Katja Fischer (soprano), Franz Vitzthum (alto), Jan Kobow, Stephan Keucher, Christian Lutz (tenore), Tobias Berndt, Clemens Heidrich (basso) – Dresdner Barockorchester, Dresdner Kreuzchor – Roderich Krelle

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Conductor

Roderich Krelle Personal details

Ensemble

Dresdner Barockorchester Personal details
Dresdner Kreuzchor Personal details

Soloist - soprano

Jana Reiner Personal details
Katja Fischer Personal details

Soloist - alto

Franz Vitzthum Personal details

Soloist - tenor

Jan Kobow Personal details
Stephan Keucher Personal details
Christian Lutz Personal details

Soloist - bass

Tobias Berndt Personal details
Clemens Heidrich Personal details

Composer

Gottfried August Homilius Personal details