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St John Passion

St John Passion

The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John


  • Instrumentation: baritone solo, small chorus (narrator chorus), large chorus and orchestra
  • Edition: study score
  • Language: English - Latin

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€112.00  *
Incl. VAT and excl. shipping Weight: 1.28 kg

 
Description
Scored for baritone solo, small ‘narrator’ chorus, large chorus and orchestra, MacMillan’s first Passion setting was composed in 2007. Lasting 87 minutes the work is divided into two parts, with 10 movements overall. As Paul Spicer has commented, “The originality of the St John Passion lies in MacMillan’s ability to mix old with new, rather in the manner of Bach in his day. There are passages of sumptuous polyphony and there is a fresh look at the text where passages of Latin are interspersed with the Gospel story in English. In movement seven ('Jesus and his Mother'), MacMillan introduces not only part of the Stabat Mater but also his own words ('Lully, lulla, my dear darling'). The final movement, which is purely orchestral, is a kind of via doloroso march with a Scots lament over quite brass chords. The string writing here, with its elegiac cello lines, is deeply reminiscent of the early 20th-century English school. This should be the War Requiem of the 21st century.”
Details
Binding: Paperback/Soft Cover
Content text: The Arrest of Jesus
Jesus before Annas and Caiaphas. Peter disowns him
Jesus before Pilate
Jesus is condemned to death
The crucifixion
Christ's garments divided
Jesus and his Mother
The Reproaches
The death of Jesus
Sanctus Immortailis, Miserere nobis
ISBN: 978-1-78454-379-2
ISMN: 979-0-060-13447-0
Performance duration: 87'0"
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes, London
Series: Hawkes Pocket Scores
UPC: 888680978648
Year of composition: 2007
page number: 380
Performances
Conductor: Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
2008-04-27 | London (United Kingdom), Barbican Hall | World Premiere
Scored for baritone solo, small ‘narrator’ chorus, large chorus and orchestra, MacMillan’s first Passion setting was composed in 2007. Lasting 87 minutes the work is divided into two parts, with 10 movements overall. As Paul Spicer has commented, “The originality of the St John Passion lies in MacMillan’s ability to mix old with new, rather in the manner of Bach in his day. There are passages of sumptuous polyphony and there is a fresh look at the text where passages of Latin are interspersed with the Gospel story in English. In movement seven ('Jesus and his Mother'), MacMillan introduces not only part of the Stabat Mater but also his own words ('Lully, lulla, my dear darling'). The final movement, which is purely orchestral, is a kind of via doloroso march with a Scots lament over quite brass chords. The string writing here, with its elegiac cello lines, is deeply reminiscent of the early 20th-century English school. This should be the War Requiem of the 21st century.”
Binding: Paperback/Soft Cover
Content text: The Arrest of Jesus
Jesus before Annas and Caiaphas. Peter disowns him
Jesus before Pilate
Jesus is condemned to death
The crucifixion
Christ's garments divided
Jesus and his Mother
The Reproaches
The death of Jesus
Sanctus Immortailis, Miserere nobis
ISBN: 978-1-78454-379-2
ISMN: 979-0-060-13447-0
Performance duration: 87'0"
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes, London
Series: Hawkes Pocket Scores
UPC: 888680978648
Year of composition: 2007
page number: 380
Conductor: Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
2008-04-27 | London (United Kingdom), Barbican Hall | World Premiere