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 Offer,Bach, J S: St Matthew Passion, BWV244

Ex Cathedra Choir & Baroque Orchestra, Jeffrey Skidmore

The Ex Cathedra performance is superb. Jeremy Budd is an unaffected narrator of the Evangelist's story; Natalie Clifton-Griffith's 'Break in grief' is heart-rending; Mark Chamber' 'Have mercy,... More…

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Contents

Bach, J S: St Matthew Passion, BWV244

Work length2:37:46
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  • Eamonn Dougan (bass), Jeremy Budd (tenor), James Birchall (bass), Greg Skidmore (bass), Grace Davidson (soprano), Christopher Watson (tenor), Mark Chambers (alto), Natalie Clifton-Griffith (soprano), Matthew Venner (alto)
  • Ex Cathedra Choir, Ex Cathedra Baroque Orchestra
  • Jeffrey Skidmore

Part I: Come, you daughters, share my mourning (Chorus, Soprano)

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Part I: Recitative: When Jesus had finished saying these things (Evangelist, Jesus)

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Part I: Chorale: O blessed Jesu, how have you offended (Chorus)

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Part I: Recitative: At that time there assembled all the chief (Evangelist, Chorus, Jesus)

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Part I: Recitative: My master and my Lord (Alto 1)

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Part I: Aria: Grief for sin reads the guilty heart within (Alto 1)

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Part I: Recitative: Then one of the twelve, whose name was Judas (Evangelist, Judas)

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Part I: Aria: Break in grief, O loving heart (Soprano 2)

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Part I: Recitative: On the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus (Evangelist, Chorus, Jesus)

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Part I: Chorale: It's I whose sins have bound you (Chorus)

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Part I: Recitative: He answered them and said (Evangelist, Jesus, Judas)

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Part I: Recitative: Although our eyes with tears o'erflow (Soprano 1)

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Part I: Aria: Jesu, Saviour, I am yours (Soprano 1)

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Part I: Recitative: And after they had sung a hymn together (Evangelist, Jesus)

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Part I: Chorale: Receive me, my Redeemer (Chorus)

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Part I: Recitative: Simon Peter answered and said to him (Evangelist, Peter, Jesus)

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Part I: Chorale: I want to stand beside you (Chorus)

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Part I: Recitative: Then Jesus went with them to a garden called Gethsemane (Evangelist, Jesus)

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Part I: Recitative: O Grief! What trembling of his heavy heart! (Tenor 1) - Chorale: My Saviour, why must all this trouble fall on you? (Chorus)

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Part I: Aria: I would beside my Lord be watching (Tenor 1, Chorus)

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Part I: Recitative: And going further, he threw himself on the ground (Evangelist, Jesus)

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Part I: Recitative: The Saviour, low before his Father bending (Bass 2)

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Part I: Aria: Never will I choose to leave him (Bass 2)

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Part I: Recitative: Then he came to the disciples and found them sleeping (Evangelist, Jesus)

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Part I: Chorale: O Father, let your will be done (Chorus)

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Part I: Recitative: Again he came and found them sleeping (Evangelist, Jesus, Judas)

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Part I: Aria: My Saviour Jesus, now is taken (Soprano 1, Alto 1, Chorus)

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Part I: Recitative: And suddenly, one of the disciples who were there with Jesus (Evangelist, Jesus)

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Part I: Chorale: O World, your sinful ways lament (Chorus)

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Part II: Aria: Ah! Now is my Saviour gone! (Alto 1, Chorus)

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Part II: Recitative: And those who had arrested Jesus took him to the house of the high priest (Evangelist)

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Part II: Chorale: How falsely does the world accuse! (Chorus)

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Part II: Recitative: Though many false witnesses came forward (Evangelist, False Witnesses, High Priest)

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Part II: Recitative: My Lord stays silent, though men accuse him falsely (Tenor 2)

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Part II: Aria: Endure through lies and taunts and slander (Tenor 2)

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Part II: Recitative: The high priest answered, and said to him (Evangelist, High Priest, Jesus, Chorus)

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Part II: Chorale: O Lord, who dares to strike you (Chorus)

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Part II: Recitative: Simon Peter was sitting in the courtyard, and a servant girl came to him and said (Evangelist, First Maid, Peter, Second Maid, Chorus)

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Part II: Aria: Have mercy, Lord on, me (Alto 1)

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Part II: Chorale: Lamb of God, I fall before you (Chorus)

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Part II: Recitative: Now when the morning came (Evangelist, Judas, Chorus, Chief Priests)

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Part II: Aria: Give, O give me back my Saviour (Evangelist)

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Part II: Recitative: After they had conferred together (Evangelist, Pilate, Jesus)

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Part II: Chorale: Commit your way to Jesus (Chorus)

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Part II: Recitative: Now on the feast day (Evangelist, Pilate, Pilate's Wife, Chorus)

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Part II: Amazing love, this sacrifice to offer (Chorus)

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Part II: Recitative: The Governor asked (Evangelist, Pilate)

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Part II: Recitative: To all men Jesus has done good (Soprano 1)

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Part II: Aria: For love my Saviour now is dying (Soprano 1)

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Part II: Recitative: But they shouted all the more and said (Evangelist, Chorus, Pilate)

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Part II: Recitative: Have pity, God! (Alto 2)

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Part II: Aria: If my weeping and my wailing be unavailing (Alto 1)

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Part II: Recitative: And then the Governor's soldiers took Jesus (Evangelist, Chorus)

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Part II: O bleeding head, so wounded (Chorus)

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Part II: And after they had mocked him (Evangelist)

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Part II: Recitative: In truth our flesh and blood must be (Bass 1)

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Part II: Come, healing Cross! (Bass 1)

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Part II: Recitative: And when they came to a place called Golgotha (Evangelist, Chorus)

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Part II: Recitative: Ah, Golgotha! Unhappy Golgotha! (Alto 1)

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Part II: Aria: See it: see the Saviour's outstretched arm (Alto 1, Chorus)

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Part II: Recitative: Now from the midday hour there fell a darkness (Evangelist, Jesus, Chorus)

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Part II: Chorale: Be near me, Lord, when dying (Chorus)

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Part II: And then, at once (Evangelist, Chorus)

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Part II: Recitative: At evening, hour of calm and rest (Bass 1)

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Part II: Aria: Cleanse yourself, my heart from sin (Bass 1)

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Part II: Recitative: So Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen (Evangelist, Chorus, Pilate)

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Part II: Recitative: And now the Lord is laid to rest (Bass 1, Alto 1, Soprano 1, Chorus)

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Part II: In tears of grief, dear Lord (Chorus)

Track length5:53
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