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Holy Week is upon us, and music is central to the week's activities and reflections.  Below, find specially chosen recordings of the best-known music for Holy Week, such as J.S. Bach's St. Matthew and St. John Passions and Easter Oratorio, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, Haydn's The Seven Last Words of Our Savior, Gesualdo's Tenebrae Responses for Maundy Thursday, Tallis' and Victoria's Lamentations of Jeremiah.  Also find more recent pieces including John Rutter's Requiem, Arvo Part's Passio, and St. Luke's Passion by Penderecki, along with two compilations of music for Easter and Holy Week.

Featured Releases:

BACH, JS: St. John Passion
BACH, JS: St. Matthew Passion
BACH, JS: Easter Oratorio / Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen (Herreweghe)
BACH, JS: Easter Oratorio / Ascension Oratorio
HAYDN: 7 Last Words (The), Hob.XX:2 / HAYDN, M: Requiem in B flat major, `Opus Ultimum`
GESUALDO: Tenebrae Responsories for Maundy Thursday
TALLIS, T.: Lamentations of Jeremiah (Deller Consort, Deller)
VICTORIA: Lamentations of Jeremiah
BEETHOVEN: Missa Solemnis, Op. 123
RUTTER: Requiem / Magnificat
PART: Passio
PENDERECKI, K.: St. Luke Passion (Klosinska, Kruszewski, Tesarowicz, Kolberger, Warsaw National Philharmonic, Wit)
Music for Holy Week


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