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: BACH'S ST. MATTHEW PASSION

From Birmingham
Edited by Sir EDWARD ELGAR and Sir IVOR ATKINS
CAROLINE HATCHARD (Soprano) ;
GLADYS PALMER (Contralto)
JOHN BOOTH (Narrator)
Roy HENDERSON (Caiaphas, Judas and Pilate)
JOHN THORNE (Jesus)
The BIRMINGHAM STUDIO CHORUS, and AUG
MENTED ORCHESTRA (Leader, FRANK CANTELL)
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
PART I
Prologue
The Announcement of the Passion The Rulers conspire against Christ The Anointing at Bethany The Treason of Judas
The Preparation of the Passover The Institution of the Eucharist At the Mount of Olives
Peter's Denial told by Christ The Agony in the Garden
Christ's Prayer in the Garden The Betrayal and Arrest
Christ is bound and led into the City The Disciples forsake Christ
PART II
The Daughter of Zion seeks the Saviour In the Court of Caiaphas Christ's Silence Peter's Denial
The End of Judas I Barabbas
The Scourging
The Crowning with Thorns The Way of the Cross The Crucifixion
The Death of Christ
After the Crucifixion
At the Descent from the Cross
The Burial
BACH has put into his musical setting of the Passion of Jesus a wealth of poignant meaning, and yet he treats the story so simply that there is nothing any listener cannot understand.
The Composer aims at making every hearer a participant in the events his music depicts.
The narrative is unfolded in solos and choruses. Every now ana again are interpolated ' Chorales — verses of Lutheran hymns, commenting on the story, and these are intended to represent the emotions and reflections of us listeners as we picture Durselves among the crowds looking on at the events described.

Contributors

Edited By: Sir Edward Elgar
Edited By: Sir Ivor Atkins
Soprano: Caroline Hatchard
Soprano: Gladys Palmer
Narrator: Roy Henderson
Unknown: John Thorne
Conducted By: Joseph Lewis

: Chamber Music

The Aeolian Players
JOSEPH SLATER (Flute) ; ANTONIO BROSA (Violin) ; REBECCA CLARKE (Viola); GORDON BRYAN (Pianoforte) (First Performance)

Contributors

Flute: Joseph Slater
Flute: Antonio Brosa
Violin: Rebecca Clarke
Viola: Gordon Bryan

: THE PASSION

A Special Service

: THE VICTOR OLOF SEXTET (Continued)

9.18 WINIFRED DAVIS
9.26 SEXTET
9.42 WEBSTER BOOTH
9.50 SEXTET








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