GOTTFRIED AUGUST HOMILIUS (1714-1785): Der Messias, HoWV I.6.
Catalogue Number: 02R014
Description: No, nothing do with Handel's! This passion oratorio to a free text by unknown author dates from 1776, designed for performance at a Good Friday cathedral service in Dresden. Not a step-by-step depiction of the Passion, it instead focuses on the most important events and is remarkably phlegmatic - hardly any grief or suffering, this “Messiah” is concerned with the positive gifts to mankind produced by Jesus’ sacrifice. 2 CDs. German-English texts. Meike Leluschko, Friederike Beykirch (sopranos), Annekathrin Laabs (mezzo), Patrick Grahl (tenor), Tobias Berndt, Sebastian Wartig (bass), Sächsisches Vocalensemble, Batzdorfer Hofkapelle; Matthias Jung.