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WOOD, C.: St. Mark Passion


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WOOD, C.: St. Mark Passion

Charles Wood made an important contribution to Anglican church music, with liturgical settings that remain part of cathedral choral repertoire. Answering a request from Eric Milner-White, the then Dean of King’s College, Cambridge, Wood completed his setting of the St Mark Passion in August 1920. As with J.S. Bach’s inclusion of Lutheran chorales in his St John Passion, here the flow of the biblical narrative in English, interspersed with well-known hymns for choir and congregation, provides the key to the work’s success.

Wood, Charles
Bible - New Testament, lyricist(s)

  St. Mark Passion
1.   Hymn: Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle (Chorus) 00:04:57
2.   First Gospel: And the first day of unleavened bread (Evangelist, Jesus, Chorus) 00:07:47
3.   Hymn: The Heavenly Word proceeding forth (Chorus) 00:02:53
4.   Second Gospel: And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane (Evangelist, Jesus, Chorus, Judas) 00:08:51
5.   Hymn: Lord, when we bow before Thy Throne (Chorus) 00:01:57
6.   Third Gospel: And they led Jesus away to the high priests (Evangelist, High Priest, Jesus, Chorus, First maid, Peter, Second maid, Servants) 00:07:22
7.   Hymn: My God, I love Thee (Soprano, Chorus) 00:04:13
8.   Fourth Gospel: And straightway in the morning (Evangelist, Pilate, Jesus, Chorus) 00:07:59
9.   Hymn: Faithful Cross! Above all other (Chorus) 00:01:41
10.   Fifth Gospel: And they bring Him into the place Golgotha (Evangelist, Chorus, Jesus, Bystander) 00:07:32
11.   Hymn: Bend thy boughs, O Tree of Glory! (Chorus) 00:02:58

Bairstow, Edward C.

  Toccata and Prelude on Pange Lingua
12.   Toccata - Prelude on Pange Lingua 00:03:36

Total Playing Time: 01:01:46

Bairstow, Edward C.; Wood, Charles

Bible - New Testament

Hyde, Daniel

Jesus College Choir, Cambridge

Birchall, James; Grint, Edward; Jenkins, Ruth; Vaughn, Jonathan; Wall, Simon

Label: Naxos

Genre: Choral - Sacred; Instrumental

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.570561

Barcode: 0747313056170

Physical Release: 05/2008

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