78 songs (3 hours and 8 minutes) Released on January 1, 1979
Disc 1
1
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 - Rev. Elgar, Atkins / Pt. One - Chorus: "Come, ye Daughters, Share my Mourning"
The Bach Choir, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks, Johann Sebastian Bach & Edward Elgar
8:34
2
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 1 - Recitative: "When Jesus had completed all..."
Robert Tear, John Shirley-Quirk, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:51
3
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 1 - Chorus: "O blessed Jesu.."
The Bach Choir, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:54
4
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 1 - Recitative: "At that time there assembled the chief priests"
Robert Tear, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:26
5
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 1 - Chorus: "Not upon the feast"
The Bach Choir, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:17
6
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 1 - Recitative:"Now when Jesus was in Bethany"
Robert Tear, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:34
7
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 1 - Chorus: "To what purpose is this waste"
The Bach Choir, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:32
8
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 1 - Recitative: " When Jesus understood it"
Robert Tear, John Shirley-Quirk, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
1:36
9
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 1 - Recitative: "My Master and my Lord"
Alfreda Hodgson, Richard Adeney, Richard Dobson, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
1:03
10
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 1 - Aria: "Grief for sin"
Alfreda Hodgson, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
4:52
11
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 1 - Recitative: "Then went one of the disciples"
Robert Tear, John Shirley-Quirk, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:40
12
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 - Rev. Elgar, Atkins / Pt. One - Aria: "Break in grief"
Felicity Lott, William Bennett, Alexa Turpin, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks, Johann Sebastian Bach & Edward Elgar
5:20
13
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 1 - Recitative: "Now on the first day of the unleavened bread"
Robert Tear, John Shirley-Quirk, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:13
14
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 1 - Chorus: "Where, where, where wilt thou...
The Bach Choir, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:22
15
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 1 - Recit/Chorus: "He said, Go to one in the city yonder"
Robert Tear, John Shirley-Quirk, The Bach Choir, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
1:56
16
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 1 - Chorus: "Tis I, whose sins have bound thee..."
The Bach Choir, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:56
17
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 1 - Recitative: "He answered them and said"
Robert Tear, John Shirley-Quirk, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
3:30
18
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 1 - Recitative: "Although our eyes with tears o'erflow"
Felicity Lott, Michael Dobson, Lorraine Wood, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
1:27
19
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 1 - Aria: "Jesus, Saviour, I am thine"
Felicity Lott, Michael Dobson, Lorraine Wood, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
3:57
20
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 1 - Recit: "And after they had sung a hymn together"
Robert Tear, John Shirley-Quirk, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
1:13
21
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 1 - Chorus: "Receive me, my Redeemer"
The Bach Choir, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
1:03
22
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 1 - Recit: "Simon Peter made answer"
Robert Tear, John Shirley-Quirk, Hugh Davies, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
1:15
23
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 1 - Chorus: "Here would I stand beside Thee"
The Bach Choir, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
1:06
24
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 1 - Recitative: " Then came Jesus with them"
Robert Tear, John Shirley-Quirk, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
2:16
25
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 1 - Recitative: "O grief! how throbs this heavy laden breast!"
Neil Jenkins, The Bach Choir, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
2:12
26
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 - Rev. Elgar, Atkins / Pt. One - Aria: "I would beside my Lord be watching"
Neil Jenkins, Michael Dobson, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks, Johann Sebastian Bach & Edward Elgar
5:37
Disc 2
1
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 1 - Recit: "And he went away"
Robert Tear, John Shirley-Quirk, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:50
2
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 1 - Recit: "The Saviour, low before His father bending"
Stephen Roberts, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
1:08
3
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 1 - Aria: "Gladly would I take upon me"
Stephen Roberts, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
4:25
4
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 1 - Recitative: "And he came to his disciples"
Robert Tear, John Shirley-Quirk, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
1:30
5
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 1 - Chorale: "O Father, let thy will be done"
The Bach Choir, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
1:15
6
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 1 - Recitative: "And he came again and found them sleeping
Robert Tear, John Shirley-Quirk, John King, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
2:34
7
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 - Rev. Elgar, Atkins / Pt. One - Duet & Chorus: "Behold, my Saviour Now is Taken"
Felicity Lott, Alfreda Hodgson, The Bach Choir, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks, Johann Sebastian Bach & Edward Elgar
4:55
8
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 1 - Recitative: "And behold, one of the others"
Robert Tear, John Shirley-Quirk, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
2:33
9
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 - Rev. Elgar, Atkins / Pt. One - Chorus: "O Man, thy Grievous Sin Bemoan"
The Bach Choir, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks, Johann Sebastian Bach & Edward Elgar
7:05
10
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 2 - Aria/Chorus: "Ah! now is my Saviour gone"
Alfreda Hodgson, The Bach Choir, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
4:23
11
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 2 - Recit: "And they that had laid hold on Jesus"
Robert Tear, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
1:02
12
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 2 - Chorus: "How falsely doth the world accuse"
The Bach Choir, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:57
13
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 2 - Recitative: "Yea, though many lying witnesses came forward"
Michael Pierce, Malcolm Arthur, Robert Tear, Richard Jackson, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
1:22
14
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 2 - Recitative: "He holds His peace"
Neil Jenkins, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
1:05
15
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 2 - Aria: "Endure, Endure"
Robert Tear, Charles Tunnell, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
3:45
16
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 2 - Recit/Chorus: "And the high priest answered
Robert Tear, John Shirley-Quirk, Richard Jackson, The Bach Choir, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
1:43
17
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 2 - Recit/Chorus: "And then with one accord they did spit
Robert Tear, The Bach Choir, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:39
18
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 2 - Chorus: "O Lord, who dares to smite Thee"
The Bach Choir, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:54
19
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 2 - Recit/Chorus: "Simon Peter sat outside in the court"
Rebecca Moseley-Morgan, Catherine Rogers, Robert Tear, Hugh Davies, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
1:11
20
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 2 - Recit: "And then began he to curse and to swear"
Robert Tear, John Shirley-Quirk, The Bach Choir, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
1:25
21
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 2 - Aria: "Have mercy, Lord, have mercy, Lord, on me"
Alfreda Hodgson, John Bacon, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
6:44
22
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 2 - Chorus: "Lamb of God, I fall before Thee"
The Bach Choir, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
1:09
23
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 2 - Recit/Chorus: "Now when the morning came"
John Shirley-Quirk, John King, The Bach Choir, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
1:07
24
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 2 - Recit: "And he cast the silver pieces down in the temple"
Michael Pierce, Robert Tear, Malcolm Arthur, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:46
25
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 - Rev. Elgar, Atkins / Pt. Two - Aria: "Give, O give me back my Lord"
Stephen Roberts, Roger Garland, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks, Johann Sebastian Bach & Edward Elgar
3:35
26
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 2 - Recitative: "And they took counsel together"
Robert Tear, John Shirley-Quirk, Paul Hillier, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
2:18
27
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 2 - Chorus: "Commit thy way to Jesus"
The Bach Choir, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
1:15
Disc 3
1
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 2 - Recit,Chorus: "At that feast then"
Felicity Lott, Robert Tear, John Shirley-Quirk, Paul Hillier, The Bach Choir, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
2:32
2
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 2 - Chorus: "O wondrous love, that suffers this correction"
The Bach Choir, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:55
3
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 2 - Recit: "The governor answered.."
Robert Tear, Paul Hillier, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:15
4
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 2 - Recit: "To all men Jesus good hath done"
Felicity Lott, Michael Dobson, Lorraine Wood, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
1:17
5
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 2 - Aria: "For love my Saviour now is dying"
Felicity Lott, Richard Adeney, Michael Dobson, Lorraine Wood, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
5:13
6
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 2 - Recit/Chorus: "But they cried out the more"
Robert Tear, John Shirley-Quirk, The Bach Choir, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
2:24
7
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 2 - Recit: "O Gracious God"
Alfreda Hodgson, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
1:19
8
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 2 - Aria: "If my tears be unavailing"
Alfreda Hodgson, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
7:45
9
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 2 - Recit,Chorus: "And then did the soldiers..."
Robert Tear, The Bach Choir, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
1:30
10
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 - Rev. Elgar, Atkins / Pt. Two - Chorus: "O Sacred Head Surrounded"
The Bach Choir, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks, Johann Sebastian Bach & Edward Elgar
2:29
11
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 2 - Recitative: "And after they had mocked at Him"
Robert Tear, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
1:28
12
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 2 - Recitative: "In truth, to bear the Cross"
Stephen Roberts, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:42
13
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 2 - Aria: "Come healing cross"
Stephen Roberts, Adam Skeaping, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
7:09
14
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 2 - Recit/Chorus: "And when they came unto the place"
Robert Tear, The Bach Choir, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
3:52
15
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 2 - Recit: "The same was cast in His teeth by the robbers"
Robert Tear, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:15
16
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 2 - Recit: "Ah, Golgotha! Unhappy Golgotha!"
Alfreda Hodgson, Michael Dobson, Lorraine Wood, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
1:47
17
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 2 - Aria/Chorus: "See ye! See the Saviour's outstretched hands!
Alfreda Hodgson, The Bach Choir, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
3:48
18
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 2 - Recit/Chorus: "Now from the sixth hour"
Robert Tear, John Shirley-Quirk, The Bach Choir, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
2:46
19
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 2 - Chorus: "Be near me, Lord, when dying"
The Bach Choir, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
1:44
20
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 2 - Recit/Chorus: "And then, behold, the veil..."
Robert Tear, The Bach Choir, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
3:06
21
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 2 - Recit: "At evening, hour of calm and peace"
Stephen Roberts, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
2:31
22
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 2 - Aria: "Make thee clean, my heart, from sin"
Stephen Roberts, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
6:48
23
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Part 2 - Recit/Chorus: "And Joseph took the body"
Robert Tear, Paul Hillier, The Bach Choir, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks & Johann Sebastian Bach
2:50
24
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 - Rev. Elgar, Atkins / Pt. Two - Recit/Chorus: "And now the Lord to rest is laid"
Felicity Lott, Alfreda Hodgson, Neil Jenkins, Stephen Roberts, The Bach Choir, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks, Johann Sebastian Bach & Edward Elgar
2:18
25
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 - Rev. Elgar, Atkins / Pt. Two - Chorus: "In Tears of Grief"
The Bach Choir, Thames Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks, Johann Sebastian Bach & Edward Elgar
7:10