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29 October 2019

Press release by Schott Music

St John Passion

The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John

James Macmillan


  • Scored for Baritone solo, small chorus, large chorus
    and orchestra
  • MacMillan’s first Passion setting, composed in 2007
  • Divided into two parts, with 10 movements overall


One of the most successful composers of today Sir James MacMillan, dedicated his St John Passion to Sir Colin Davis for his 80th birthday. This ambitious setting of the Passion according to St John was premiered at the Barbican and performed by the London Symphony Orchestra.

This study score is part of the Hawkes Pocket Scores series, a range which has become synonymous with the best in 20th and 21st century music.