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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
Sound GRAHAM HAINES , IAN PARR Lighting JOHN CROWTHER
Producers RODNEY GREENBERG. DAVID ELLIS Director ROY TIPPING
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