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Ralf Otto, Mainz Bach Choir & Mainz Bach Orchestra - Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 (1749 Version) (2018)

Ralf Otto, Mainz Bach Choir & Mainz Bach Orchestra - Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 (1749 Version) (2018)
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 595 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 45 | Time: 131:33 min

Johann Sebastian Bachs St John Passion is, along with the St Matthew Passion, without doubt one of the most important works he ever composed. It established a new tradition for Good Friday vespers in Leipzig, and with sublime skill Bach managed to retain a spirit of church worship while creating an almost operatic narrative that movingly depicts Christs trial, death, and ultimate apotheosis. Bachs numerous revisions always demand a certain amount of scholarly decision-making, and this recording of the St John Passion uses the final 1749 version that not only draws on and reinforces the best of Bachs original concept, but incorporates the additional movements of the 1725 version.
Crouch End Festival Chorus, Bach Camerata & David Temple - J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 (Sung in English) (2017)

Crouch End Festival Chorus, Bach Camerata & David Temple - J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 (Sung in English) (2017)
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 441 MB
Label: Chandos | Tracks: 68 | Time: 109:40 min

This will play on conventional CD players A landmark recording of J.S. Bach s St John Passion, sung in English the first for over forty-five years. With communicative zeal, beautiful articulation, and focused energy, the 100 voices of CEFC lend precision and power to the performance alongside the instruments of the Bach Camerata, one of the finest UK baroque orchestras, all under the inspired direction of David Temple. They are joined by a superb array of soloists including Robert Murray, Ashley Riches and Sophie Bevan.
Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge & Capella Agostino Steffani - Allegri: Miserere, Pergolesi & Caldara: Stabat Mater (1998)

George Guest, The Choir of St John’s College, Lajos Rovatkay, Cambridge & Capella Agostino Steffani - Allegri: Miserere; Pergolesi & Caldara: Stabat Mater; Vivaldi - Sonata a quattro «Al santo sepolcro» (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 272 Mb | Total time: 68:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 5 73020 2 | Recorded: 1991, 1994

Allegri's early Baroque masterpiece Miserere from around 1630 movingly juxtaposes modal chant with tonality, and was so popular that the Vatican refused to allow it to be performed anywhere else - until the 14 year old Mozart broke the Vatican's monopoly by writing it down from memory after attending a performance. Pergolesi's late Baroque masterpiece Stabat Mater for soprano and alto dates from 1736, the year of his death at the age of 26. It was originally written for male voices but since it's hard to find a castrato these days, it's generally performed by two women or by a female soprano and counter-tenor. This performance uses a female alto but in other respects it's very much a period performance - the sound is intimate and the tempos are lively without any sacrifice of spiritual depth. The soloists, soprano Monika Frimmer and alto Gloria Banditelli, sing beautifully without overdoing the vibrato, and their voices are well matched. The disk also contains a brief "Sonata a quattro" by Vivaldi, and another setting of the Stabat Mater, by the late Baroque composer Antonio Caldara from around 1725.
(Kenneth Dorter)

The Telegram (St. John's) - February 3, 2018  Newspapers

Posted by crazy-slim at Feb. 3, 2018
The Telegram (St. John's) - February 3, 2018

The Telegram (St. John's) - February 3, 2018
English | 52 pages | True PDF | 125 MB

St. John's College: Faith and Education in Western Canada  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by step778 at Feb. 1, 2018
St. John's College: Faith and Education in Western Canada

J. M. Bumsted, "St. John's College: Faith and Education in Western Canada"
2006 | pages: 241 | ISBN: 0887556922 | PDF | 5,6 mb

The Shield and The Sword: The Knights of St John Jerusalem Rhodes and Malta  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at Jan. 29, 2018
The Shield and The Sword: The Knights of St John Jerusalem Rhodes and Malta

Ernle Bradford, "The Shield and The Sword: The Knights of St John Jerusalem Rhodes and Malta"
ASIN: B00JAUPO2U, eISBN: 1497625807, ISBN: 0340159340, 1497637961 | 2014 (1972) | EPUB | 272 pages | 1 MB

The Telegram (St. John's) - January 19, 2018  Newspapers

Posted by crazy-slim at Jan. 19, 2018
The Telegram (St. John's) - January 19, 2018

The Telegram (St. John's) - January 19, 2018
English | 24 pages | True PDF | 6 MB

The Telegram (St. John's) - January 16, 2018  Newspapers

Posted by crazy-slim at Jan. 16, 2018
The Telegram (St. John's) - January 16, 2018

The Telegram (St. John's) - January 16, 2018
English | 24 pages | True PDF | 8 MB

The Telegram (St. John's) - January 15, 2018  Newspapers

Posted by crazy-slim at Jan. 15, 2018
The Telegram (St. John's) - January 15, 2018

The Telegram (St. John's) - January 15, 2018
English | 24 pages | True PDF | 7 MB

The Telegram (St. John's) - January 13, 2018  Newspapers

Posted by crazy-slim at Jan. 13, 2018
The Telegram (St. John's) - January 13, 2018

The Telegram (St. John's) - January 13, 2018
English | 56 pages | True PDF | 123 MB