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Bach: St Matthew Passion


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Lincoln Cathedral was the magnificent setting for this special television presentation of the Passion of Our Lord according to St Matthew by j. s. BACH. This highly-acclaimed production was first shown as a live relay on Good Friday 1979, and won a BAFTA award for Best Sound. The story is illustrated through paintings by Old Masters, and the performance is sung in an English translation compiled by RAYMOND LEPPARD. Alan Titus (Christus)
Jon Garrison (Evangelist)
Sheila Armstrong (soprano) Ann Murray (mezzo-soprano) John Elwes (tenor)
James Morris (baritone) BBC Northern Singers chorus-master STEPHEN WILKINSON BBC Singers chorus-master NICHOLAS CLEOBURY
Chetham's School of Music Choir chorus-master MICHAEL BREWER Alan Lockwood (flute) Thomas Ratter (oboe)
Peter Graeme (oboe d'amore)
Margaret Richards (viola da gamba) Continuo:
David Chatwin (bassoon) David Fletcher (cello)
Jeffrey Box (double-bass) Ian Hare (organ)
Keith Elcombe (organ)
BBC Northern Symphony
Orchestra, leader DENNIS SIMONS conducted from the harpsichord by Raymond Leppard
Part 1: The Last Supper and the Betrayal by Judas
4.15 Part 2: The Trial and Crucifixion of Jesus


Unknown: Jon Garrison
Soprano: Sheila Armstrong
Mezzo-Soprano: Ann Murray
Tenor: John Elwes
Baritone: James Morris
Chorus-Master: Stephen Wilkinson
Chorus-Master: Nicholas Cleobury
Chorus-Master: Michael Brewer
Flute: Alan Lockwood
Oboe: Thomas Ratter
Oboe: Peter Graeme
Viola: Margaret Richards
Bassoon: David Chatwin
Cello: David Fletcher
Double-Bass: Jeffrey Box
Double-Bass: Ian Hare
Unknown: Keith Elcombe
Leader: Dennis Simons
Unknown: Sound Graham Haines
Producers: Rodney Greenberg.
Unknown: Ellis Director Roy

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Bach: St Matthew Passion

BBC Two England, 20 April 1984 14.55

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