RICHARD DANIELPOUR (b.1956): The Passion of Yeshua.
Catalogue Number: 04V064
Description: This dramatic oratorio is a work which has evolved over the last 25 years - an intensely personal telling of the final hours of Christ on Earth. It incorporates texts from the Hebrew Scriptures and the Christian gospels inspiring extraordinarily beautiful music that stresses the need for human compassion and forgiveness. Danielpour returns to the scale and majesty of Bach in the oratorio, creating choruses that are intense and powerful, and giving both Mary the mother of Jesus and Mary Magdalene a central place in a work of glowing spirituality. 2 CDs. Hebrew-English texts. Hila Plitmann (soprano), Matthew Worth, Kenneth Overton (baritones), J’Nai Bridges (mezzo), UCLA Chamber Singers, Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta.