Bach's St. John Passion is one of the most magnificent passion settings in the history of music. Four respectively diverging performances by Bach himself are documented. Bach began copying yet another differing fair copy, but it was completed by a copyist. This fair copy is the basis of today's most frequently performed version.The passion narrative is framed by the powerful choral settings "Herr, unser Herrscher" and "Ruhet wohl," but the short turba choruses also make great demands on the choir; here it is necessary to be prepared with the greatest concentration and alertness.
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Performer: Barbara Schlick (soprano), Catherine Patriasz (alto), Howard Crook, William Kendall (tenore), Peter Lika, Peter Kooy (basso) – Collegium Vocale Gent, Orchestre de la Chapelle Royale – Philippe Herreweghe