GOTTFRIED AUGUST HOMILIUS (1714-1785): St. Mark Passion.
Catalogue Number: 04O025
Description: This companion disc to Homilius' St. John Passion (11J034 from Nov. 2007)features a passion whose date is also unknown but which was premiered sometime in the first half of the 1760s. It's in the same mixed-style too: simple melodies in the arias of Empfindsamkeit style but with robust and elaborate choral passages for the crowd scenes and biblical texts are mixed freely with 16th- and 17th century sacred poetic texts. 2 CDs. German-English texts. Monika Mauch (soprano), Ruth Sandhoff (alto), Hans Jörg Mammel (tenor), Thomas Laske (baritone), Basel Madrigalists, L'arpa festante; Fritz Näf.