MacMillan: St John Passion

  • Catalogue Number LSO0671
    UPC 822231167129

    James Mallinson producer
    Jonathan Stokes for Classic Sound Ltd sound engineers

    Recorded April 2008, Barbican, London

    DSD (Direct Stream Digital) recording
    Notes in English / en français / auf Deutsch

  • Editor's Choice 'The charged atmosphere and sense of this being something special, a composition destined to last, launched with a great performance under Colin Davis, register fully on disc. A recording for repeated listening and total spiritual immersion.' Classic FM Magazine

    'In the plethora of passions popping up these days, this one has to rank among the finest ... this is a piece you simply must hear if you have any interest in contemporary sacred orchestral and choral work.’
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Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra


Acclaimed as “a landmark for contemporary music”, James MacMillan’s interpretation of the 2,000-year old Passion narrative is one of his most significant works. His account draws inspiration from previous musical settings of the Crucifixion story, dating as far back as the fourth century, and offers a new reading for the twenty-first century.


Composer   MacMillan
Conductor   Sir Colin Davis
Performers   London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra
Soloists   Christopher Maltman

Track list
Disc 1
1. St John Passion: Part I, I. the Arrest of Jesus
2. St John Passion: Part I, II. Jesus Before Annas and Caiaphas. Peter Disowns Him
3. St John Passion: Part I, III. Jesus Before Pilate
4. St John Passion: Part I, IV. Jesus Is Condemned to Death

Disc 2
1. St John Passion: Part II, V. the Crucifixion
2. St John Passion: Part II, VI. Christ's Garments Divided
3. St John Passion: Part II, VII. Jesus and His Mother
4. St John Passion: Part II, VIII, the Reproaches
5. St John Passion: Part II, IX. the Death of Jesus
6. St John Passion: Part II, X. Sanctus Immortalis, Miserere Nobis

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