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The glory of Easter have inspired composers from the Middle Ages to the 21st century, and their finest works are available here at Naxos. In this blessed season, hear our specially prepared selection of sacred choral music which expresses the solemnity of the Lenten season, the drama of Christ's last days during Holy Week and the miracle of his resurrection on Easter Sunday. Be inspired, be touched.

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Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)
St John Passion

soloists • The Choir of New College Oxford
Collegium Novum • Edward Higginbottom



Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)
St Matthew Passion

Nico van der Meel, tenor • Raimund Nolte, bass-baritone
Locky Chung, bass
Claudia Couwenbergh, soprano • Marianne Beate Kielland, alto
Markus Schäfer, tenor • Hanno Müller-Brachmann, bass
Dresden Chamber Choir • Cologne Cathedral Boys’ Choir
Cologne Chamber Orchestra • Helmut Müller-Brühl


Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)
St Matthew Passion (Highlights)

Hungarian Festival Choir
Children’s Choir of the Hungarian Radio
Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra • Géza Oberfrank


Howard BLAKE (b 1938)
The Passion of Mary • Four Songs of the Nativity

Patricia Rozario, soprano • Robert William Blake, treble
Richard Edgar-Wilson, tenor • David Wilson-Johnson, bass-baritone
London Voices • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra • Howard Blake


Antonio CALDARA (1670-1736)
Missa Dolorosa • Stabat Mater

Coro della Radio Svizzera • Aura Musicale, Budapest
René Clemencic


Antonín DVOŘÁK (1841-1904)
Stabat Mater

Christine Brewer, soprano • Marietta Simpson, mezzo-soprano
John Aler, tenor • Gao Ding, baritone
The Washington Chorus and Orchestra • Robert Shafer

Johann Friedrich FASCH (1688-1758)
Passio Jesu Christi

Zoltán Megyesi, tenor • Péter Cser, bass
Mária Zádori, soprano • Schola Cantorum Budapestiensis
Capella Savaria Baroque Orchestra • Mary Térey-Smith


IN PASSIONE ET MORTE DOMINI – Gregorian Chant for Good Friday

Nova Schola Gregoriana • Alberto Turco

PASCHALE MYSTERIUM – Gregorian Chant for Easter

Aurora Surgit • Alessio Randon

George Frideric HANDEL (1685-1759)

The Trinity Choir and Orchestra • J Owen Burdick

Joseph HAYDN (1732-1809)
Stabat Mater

Trinity Choir • REBEL Baroque Orchestra • J Owen Burdick

Joseph HAYDN (1732-1809)
The Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ, Op 51
String Quartet No 68 in D minor, Op 103

Kodály Quartet

Kenneth LEIGHTON (1929-1988)
Missa de Gloria • Et Resurrexit • Hymn Fantasies

Greg Morris, organ

Kenneth LEIGHTON (1929-1988)
Sacred Choral Music
An Easter Sequence • Crucifixus pro nobis

Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge • Christopher Robinson


Carl LOEWE (1796-1869)
Passion Oratorio [2 CDs]

Nathalie Gaudefroy, soprano • Christianne Stotjin, contralto
Jack da Cunha, tenor • Henk Neven, bass
Edwin Crossley-Mercer, bass
Ensemble Instrumental et Vocal des Heures Romantiques
Udo Reinemann


James MACMILLAN (b 1959)
Seven Last Words from the Cross

The Dmitri Ensemble • Graham Ross

Arvo PÄRT (b 1935)
Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi secundum Joannem

Robert Macdonald, bass • Mark Anderson, tenor
Tonus Peregrinus • Antony Pitts



Krzysztof PENDERECKI (b 1933)
St Luke Passion

Izabella Kłosiƒska, soprano • Adam Kruszewski, baritone
Romuald Tesarowicz, bass • Krzysztof Kolberger, Evangelist
Jaroslaw Malanowicz, organ • Warsaw Boys Choir
Warsaw National Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra
Antoni Wit



Giovanni Battista PERGOLESI (1710-1736)
Stabat Mater • Orfeo (Cantata)

Julia Faulkner, soprano • Anna Gonda, alto
Camerata Budapest • Michael Halász


Francis POULENC (1899-1963)
Stabat Mater • Gloria • Litanies à la vierge noire

Danielle Borst, soprano
Chœur Régional Vittoria d’Ile-de-France
Eric Lebrun, organ • Orchestra de la Cité • Michel Piquemal


Sergio RENDINE (b 1954)
Passio et Resurrectio

soloists • Chorus and Orchestra of the Marrucino Theatre, Chieti
Marzio Conti


Domenico SCARLATTI (1685-1757)
Sacred Vocal Music
Stabat Mater • Missa breve ‘La stella’
Te Deum • Magnificat

Immortal Bach Ensemble • Morten Schuldt-Jensen

John STAINER (1840-1901)
The Crucifixion

James Gilchrist, tenor • Simon Bailey, bass
Stephen Farr, organ
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge • Timothy Brown



Charles WOOD (1866-1926)
St Mark Passion

Simon Wall, tenor • James Birchall, baritone
Edward Grint, bass • Ruth Jenkins, soprano
Jonathan Vaughn, organ
The Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge • Daniel Hyde


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