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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Soloist - alto
- Franz Vitzthum Personal details
Soloist - tenor
- Jan Kobow Personal details
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- Christian Lutz Personal details
- Gottfried August Homilius Personal details