Sound the Trumpet, Strike the Viol!

Early Music expert Kees Koudstaal serves up the most wonderful and recent classical and Early Music CDs. Two new CDs with Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and a Passion pasticcio with passion music of Graun, J. S. Bach, and Telemann.

1. Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)
– ‘Stabat Mater’
Performed by: Samuel Mariño, soprano. Filippo Mineccia, countertenor. Orchestre de l’Opèra Royal conducted by Marie Van Rhijn
(CD: ‘Stabat Mater’, Château de Versailles Spectacles, no. CVS033, 2021)
(music excerpt motet ‘Pange lingua’ from Francesco Provenzale (1624-1704) performed by the Cappella della pietá de’ Turchini conducted by Antonio Florio. CD Symphonia, no. SY93820, 1993)

2. Carl Heinrich Graun (1704-1759) / Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) / Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
From the Passion pasticcio (ca. 1750) ‘Wer ist der, so von Edom Kömmt’:
– Opening chorus part 1: ‘Wer ist der, so von Edom Kömmt’ (Telemann)
– Aria (soprano) ‘Nimmst du die Kron der Dornen an’ (Graun)
– Opening chorus part 2: ‘Herr Jesu Christ. wahr’ Mensch und Gott’ (Bach)
– Closing chorus: ‘O hilf, Christa, Gottes Sohn’ (Anon./Bach?)
Performed by: Ágnes Kovács, soprano. Lóránt Najbauer, bass. Purcell Choir, and Orfeo Orchestra conducted by György Vashegy
(2cd: ‘Wer ist der, so von Edom Kömmt’, merk Glossa, no. GCD924011, 2021)

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