GREGOR JOSEPH WERNER (1693-1766): Der Gute Hirt.
Catalogue Number: 10W026
Reference: ACC 26502
Description: A “sepolcro” oratorio performed around the holy sepulcher of Catholic churches, was fashionable throughout the Habsburg empire during the last third of the 17th century. This genre, a staged musical performance presenting the burial of Jesus Christ, was a part of church music practice in Central Europe as late as the 1730s and this one dates from 1739. 2 CDs. German-Hungarian (!) texts. Ágnes Kovács (soprano), Péter Bárány (countertenor), Zoltán Megyesi (tenor), Lóránt Najbauer (bass), Purcell Choir, Orfeo Orchestra; György Vashegyi.