Chœur de Chambre de Namur, Millenium, Leonardo García Alarcón - Scarlatti: Passio secundum Johannem
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 58:58 min | 286 MB
Label: Ricercar | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017
Alessandro Scarlatti's St John Passion was the first Passion setting written in seventeenth-century Italy. Scarlatti treats the role of the Evangelist(composed in the mezzo-soprano register) in highly unusual fashion,giving his narrative numerous emotional passages.The Voice of Christ (bass) is invariably haloed by a string accompaniment.The version presented by Leonardo García Alarcón inserts meditations assigned to the chorus; these are taken from Scarlatti's Responsories for Holy Week, polyphonic settings that reveal a little-known genre practised by this composer.