Zelenka's oratorio "I Penitenti al Sepolchro del Redentore", first performed on Good Friday 1736 in Dreseden, is an imagined meeting at the tomb of Christ between King David, Mary Magdalene and Peter, with each of the characters lamenting and reflecting on what the death of Christ means to them.
Despite the subject matter the irrepressible Zelenka manages to inject much felicity and elation in his music, and his scoring manifests countless instrumental features requiring virtuosity and full use of the potential of the orchestra.
Collegium 1704 under the direction of Václav Luks play briskly and vivaciously. The are good soloists here - soprano Mariana Rewerski as Mary, tenor Eric Stoklossa as David and best of all bass Tobias Brendt as Peter - hear his stirring aria "Lingua perfide" with perfect command of range. The only downside is that the sound - recorded at the Troja Castle in Prague - is overly reverberant for my liking.
The booklet contains some brief notes plus full libretto with translations.
Note that there is another listing for the same product here: Zelenka - Penitenti al Sepolchro