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  • Conductor: John Butt
  • Composer: J.S. Bach
  • Audio CD (18 Mar. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Hybrid SACD
  • Label: Linn
  • ASIN: B009G7WUOM
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 61,901 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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  1. Organ Chorale - Da Jesus an dem Kreuze Stund, BWV 621Dunedin Consort 1:16£0.79  Buy MP3 
  2. Congregational Chorale - Da Jesus an dem Kreuze StundDunedin Consort 6:09£0.79  Buy MP3 
  3. Organ Prelude: Praeludium in F-sharp minor, BuxWVDunedin Consort 1:21£0.79  Buy MP3 
  4. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Coro - Herr, unser Herrscher, dessen Ruhm in allen Landen herrlich ist!Dunedin Consort 8:43£0.79  Buy MP3 
  5. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Recitativo - Jesus ging mit seinen Jungern uber den Bach KidronDunedin Consort 1:07£0.79  Buy MP3 
  6. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Coro - Jesum von Nazareth IDunedin Consort0:10£0.79  Buy MP3 
  7. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Recitativo - Jesus spricht zu ihnenDunedin Consort0:32£0.79  Buy MP3 
  8. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Coro - Jesum von Nazareth IIDunedin Consort0:09£0.79  Buy MP3 
  9. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Recitativo - Jesus antwortete: Ich hab's euch gesagt, dass ich's seiDunedin Consort0:22£0.79  Buy MP3 
10. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Choral - O grosse Lieb, o Lieb ohn' alle MasseDunedin Consort0:49£0.79  Buy MP3 
11. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Recitativo - Auf dass das Wort erfullet wurdeDunedin Consort 1:05£0.79  Buy MP3 
12. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Choral - Dein Will gescheh, Herr Gott, zugleichDunedin Consort0:48£0.79  Buy MP3 
13. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Recitativo - Die Schar aber und der OberhauptmannDunedin Consort0:45£0.79  Buy MP3 
14. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Aria - Von den Stricken meiner SundenDunedin Consort 4:30£0.79  Buy MP3 
15. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Recitativo - Simon Petrus aber folgete Jesu nachDunedin Consort0:14£0.79  Buy MP3 
16. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Aria - Ich folge dir gleichfalls mit freudigen SchrittenDunedin Consort 3:23£0.79  Buy MP3 
17. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Recitativo - Derselbige Junger war dem Hohenpriester bekanntDunedin Consort 3:11£0.79  Buy MP3 
18. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Choral - Wer hat dich so geschlagenDunedin Consort 1:36£0.79  Buy MP3 
19. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Recitativo - Und Hannas sandte ihn gebunden zu dem Hohenpriester KaiphasDunedin Consort0:19£0.79  Buy MP3 
20. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Coro - Bist du nicht seiner Junger einer?Dunedin Consort0:20£0.79  Buy MP3 
21. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Recitativo - Er leugnete aberDunedin Consort 1:28£0.79  Buy MP3 
22. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Aria - Ach, mein SinnDunedin Consort 2:33£0.79  Buy MP3 
23. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Choral - Petrus, der nicht denkt zuruckDunedin Consort 1:05£0.79  Buy MP3 
24. Organ Chorale - O Lamm Gottes unschuldig, BWV 618Dunedin Consort 2:49£0.79  Buy MP3 
25. Congregational Chorale: O Lamm Gottes unschuldigDunedin Consort 3:09£0.79  Buy MP3 
26. Organ Chorale: Christus, der uns selig macht, BWV 620Dunedin Consort 1:47£0.79  Buy MP3 
27. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Choral - Christus, der uns selig machtDunedin Consort 1:00£0.79  Buy MP3 
28. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Recitativo - Da fuhreten sie Jesum von Kaipha vor das RichthausDunedin Consort0:40£0.79  Buy MP3 
29. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Coro - Ware dieser nicht ein ubeltaterDunedin Consort 1:03£0.79  Buy MP3 
30. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Recitativo - Da sprach Pilatus zu ihnenDunedin Consort0:12£0.79  Buy MP3 
31. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Coro - Wir durfen niemand totenDunedin Consort0:38£0.79  Buy MP3 
32. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Recitativo - Auf dass erfullet wurde das Wort JesuDunedin Consort 1:41£0.79  Buy MP3 
33. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Choral: Ach grosser Konig, gross zu allen ZeitenDunedin Consort 1:35£0.79  Buy MP3 
34. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Recitativo - Da sprach Pilatus zu ihmDunedin Consort 1:25£0.79  Buy MP3 
35. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Coro - Nicht diesen, sondern Barrabam!Dunedin Consort0:10£0.79  Buy MP3 
36. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Recitativo - Barrabas aber war ein MorderDunedin Consort0:26£0.79  Buy MP3 
37. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Arioso - Betrachte, meine Seel, mit angstlichem VergnugenDunedin Consort 2:11£0.79  Buy MP3 
38. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Aria - Erwage, wie sein blutgefarbter RuckenDunedin Consort 8:45£0.79  Buy MP3 


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  1. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Recitativo - Und die Kriegsknechte flochten eine Krone von DornenDunedin Consort0:23£0.79  Buy MP3 
  2. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Coro - Sei gegrusset, lieber Judenkonig!Dunedin Consort0:34£0.79  Buy MP3 
  3. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Recitativo: Und gaben ihm BackenstreicheDunedin Consort0:55£0.79  Buy MP3 
  4. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Coro - Kreuzige, kreuzige!Dunedin Consort0:52£0.79  Buy MP3 
  5. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Recitativo - Pilatus sprach zu ihnenDunedin Consort0:15£0.79  Buy MP3 
  6. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Coro -Wir haben ein Gesetz, und nach dem Gesetz soll er sterbenDunedin Consort 1:17£0.79  Buy MP3 
  7. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Recitativo - Da Pilatus das Wort horete, furchtet' er sich noch mehrDunedin Consort 1:26£0.79  Buy MP3 
  8. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Choral - Durch dein Gefangnis, Gottes SohnDunedin Consort0:55£0.79  Buy MP3 
  9. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Recitativo - Die Juden aber schrieenDunedin Consort0:04£0.79  Buy MP3 
10. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Coro - Lassest du diesen los, so bist du des Kaisers Freund nichtDunedin Consort 1:15£0.79  Buy MP3 
11. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Recitativo - Da Pilatus das Wort horete, fuhrete er Jesum herausDunedin Consort0:40£0.79  Buy MP3 
12. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Coro - Weg, weg mit dem, kreuzige ihn!Dunedin Consort0:55£0.79  Buy MP3 
13. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Recitativo - Spricht Pilatus zu ihnenDunedin Consort0:10£0.79  Buy MP3 
14. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Coro - Wir haben keinen Konig denn den KaiserDunedin Consort0:09£0.79  Buy MP3 
15. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Recitativo - Da uberantwortete er ihn dass er gekreuziget wurdeDunedin Consort0:50£0.79  Buy MP3 
16. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Aria mit chor - Eilt, ihr angefochtnen SeelenDunedin Consort 3:42£0.79  Buy MP3 
17. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Recitativo - Allda kreuzigten sie ihnDunedin Consort 1:20£0.79  Buy MP3 
18. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Choral - Schreibe nicht - der Juden KonigDunedin Consort0:34£0.79  Buy MP3 
19. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Recitativo - Pilatus antwortetDunedin Consort0:17£0.79  Buy MP3 
20. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Choral - In meines Herzens GrundeDunedin Consort0:47£0.79  Buy MP3 
21. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Recitativo - Die Kriegsknechte aber, da sie Jesum gekreuziget hattenDunedin Consort0:38£0.79  Buy MP3 
22. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Coro - Lasset uns den nicht zerteilen, sondern darum losenDunedin Consort 1:20£0.79  Buy MP3 
23. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Recitativo - Auf dass erfullet wurde die SchriftDunedin Consort 1:52£0.79  Buy MP3 
24. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Choral - Er nahm alles wohl in achtDunedin Consort0:57£0.79  Buy MP3 
25. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Recitativo - Und von Stund an nahm sie der Junger zu sichDunedin Consort 1:31£0.79  Buy MP3 
26. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Aria - Es ist vollbracht!Dunedin Consort 5:16£0.79  Buy MP3 
27. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Recitativo - Und neiget das Haupt und verschiedDunedin Consort0:25£0.79  Buy MP3 
28. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Aria und choral - Mein teurer Heiland, lass dich fragenDunedin Consort 4:17£0.79  Buy MP3 
29. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Recitativo - Und siehe da, der Vorhang im Tempel zeriss in zwei StuckDunedin Consort0:27£0.79  Buy MP3 
30. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Arioso - Mein Herz, indem die ganze Welt bei Jesu Leiden gleichfalls leidetDunedin Consort0:55£0.79  Buy MP3 
31. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Aria - Zerfliesse, mein Herze, in Fluten der ZahrenDunedin Consort 6:21£0.79  Buy MP3 
32. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Recitativo - Die Juden aber, dieweil es der Rusttag warDunedin Consort 2:20£0.79  Buy MP3 
33. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Choral - O hilf, Christe, Gottes SohnDunedin Consort0:58£0.79  Buy MP3 
34. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Recitativo - Darnach bat Pilatum Joseph von ArimathiaDunedin Consort 2:09£0.79  Buy MP3 
35. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Coro - Ruht wohl, ihr heiligen GebeineDunedin Consort 7:10£0.79  Buy MP3 
36. Johannes Passion, BWV 245 - Choral - Ach Herr, lass dein lieb EngeleinDunedin Consort 1:57£0.79  Buy MP3 
37. Ecce quomodo moriturDunedin Consort 2:58£0.79  Buy MP3 
38. ResponsoryDunedin Consort0:16£0.79  Buy MP3 
39. CollectDunedin Consort 1:12£0.79  Buy MP3 
40. BlessingDunedin Consort0:29£0.79  Buy MP3 
41. Response to blessing: Gott sei uns gnadig und barmherzigDunedin Consort 1:09£0.79  Buy MP3 
42. Organ Chorale: Nun danket alle Gott, BWV 657Dunedin Consort 4:09£0.79  Buy MP3 
43. Congregational Chorale: Nun danket alle Gott, BWV 657Dunedin Consort 2:33£0.79  Buy MP3 

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This is the premiere recording of J.S. Bach's John Passion heard for the first time within its original liturgical context.This recording marks the return of Dunedin Consort's star-studded cast including,Nicholas Mulroy,Matthew Brook,Robert Davies,Joanne Lunn and Clare Wilkinson.Director John Butt has given listeners an interpretation that will provide a refreshing outlook on this masterpiece and will show the John Passion in a completely new light.The Consort recreate the context of a passion performance during Bach's time at Leipzig;the University of Glasgow Chapel Choir(directed by James Grossmith)and a congregational choir of amateur singers perform motets and chorales from an original Leipzig hymn book and John Butt takes centre stage to perform organ preludes on the Collins organ at Greyfriar's Kirk in Edinburgh,where the recording took place.

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When we perform religious music in the concert hall,inevitably we lose a sense of context,both of a church building but also of the surrounding liturgy.This historic and supremely important new recording restores Bach's dramatic Passion to the setting for which it was designed,with prayers,chorales,organ preludes and even(if you download it)a sermon.The result is to contextualise brilliantly Bach's thinking:some aspects will surprise (unaccompanied unison chorale singing), others are maybe questionable(a Gallus motet follows without a pause at the end of the Passion),while others are revelatory(organ preludes before the two parts of the Passion).Enclosed within is a really fine,taut,mainly single-voice account of Bach's music led by Nicholas Mulroy's powerful Evangelist and Matthew Brook's affecting Christ which somehow acquires new power for emerging from its spartan surroundings.John Butt's research and direction are an object lesson in musical study brought to compelling life. --The Observer 24/3/13

Indeed, naturalness and emotional honesty are what emerge from this tight-knit and perfectly paced ensemble Passion, in which Bach s complex succession of recitatives, arias, choruses and chorales has surely seldom sounded so convincingly of a piece. --Gramophone - April 2013 - Recording of the Month

Butt s contextualising demands to be heard: it s nothing short of a revelation. --BBC Music Magazine - May 2013 - Recording of the Month

The liturgical experience offers benefits to heart and mind.Hearing the extras congregational chorales(warmly delivered by Glasgow University's Chapel Choir),we trace the connections with the Passion's choruses and chorales.The sense of community drama is increased.The artists themselves bring pleasure...the Dunedin Consort and their director John Butt attack the music with customary verve. --The Times

Until recently the status of John Eliot Gardiner's recordings of the Bach Passions, Christmas Oratorio and b-minor Mass (DG - see below) was unassailed. John Butt and the Dunedin Consort on Linn challenged the hegemony of Gardiner's Matthew Passion a couple of years ago and now they've done it again with the John Passion. --Music Web - CD of the Month

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Wyresider on 18 April 2013
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The two previous reviewers have more or less said it.

I would add to Mr Wilson's comment on "authentic vs grand" -- "grand" often means uninspired as well as pretentious, and this performance is more than just authentic. The performers have apparently read and understood what they are playing and singing. I was especially struck by the feeling of involvement given by the soprano and contralto, the feelings of joy and sorrow that emerge from their arias to a remarkable degree.

The clarity and purity of "small forces" can be very great, and it is here. I can only agree with what Mr Wilson said about "clear and beautiful", and what Mr Wake expressed so well about a small expert force, well directed, giving an agile and expressive rendition.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By C. Wake on 30 Mar. 2013
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John Butt has previously made records of St. Matthew Passion and the B minor Mass that impressed me by their combination of rigorous scholarship and strong musicianship. Yet my pleasure in listening to them was greatly limited by weaknesses in the performing team. Like any locally-based Music Director, Butt had to make do with what he had available - just like Bach himself. I am delighted to report that the Dunedin Consort in this performance has been substantially refreshed, with excellent results.

Butt follows the modern tradition, begun by Andrew Parrott, of performing St. John Passion with minimal forces, as Bach seems to have done. The highly competent band is one-to-a-part (except for doubled violins), and the four principal singers sing everything, with some doubling from four ripienists. Thus the first tenor sings the Evangelist, the tenor arias, and the tenor part in all the choruses; the first bass Christus, the bass arias, and so on. To those used to choral society performances this must seem a strange idea, but a small expert force makes for an agile and expressive rendition, if well directed, as it is here; and four voices can make a suprisingly large amount of noise.

There is much competition in the Bach passion market, so we have to ask the crass question: what are Butt's USPs? They are twofold. First, it's an emotive performance - passionate, we might say. Much of this is led by the Evangelist, Nicholas Mulroy, who sings with great energy, very heart-on-sleeve. He's a bit much for me, but many will love his approach . Second, the performance is presented in a liturgical context - nothing too heavy, just organ preludes and congregational hymns (plus a sermon available to download!).
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. Wilson on 30 Mar. 2013
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Not a long review this,simply to say that having listened to many recordings of this Passion over the last 55 years,and preferring 'authentic'performances rather than the "GRAND"performances of this work,this is by far the best so far.So clear,so unpretentious,just beautiful to listen to,it is all over too soon.WELL worth the price
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By David Sims on 6 Jun. 2013
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Who could say which is the 'best' version of this work? But this recording offers total involvement from the performers, which invites the listener to do the same.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. William B. Mclaughlin on 9 July 2013
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This is a closely prepared and performed magnum opus that joins at least 3 other recordings I have of it and, while its 'originality' has taken some getting used to, I am warming fast to it and recommend it to all Bach aficionados.
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