JAN DISMAS ZELENKA (1679-1745): Responsoria pro hebdomada sancta, ZWV 55, Lamentatio Ieremiae Prophetae, ZWV 53.
Catalogue Number: 05N019
Reference: ACC 24259
Description: Zelenka's 27 responsories were written for the Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday of Holy Week and are in the old-fashioned polyphonic style of Palestrina but with many of the composer's own idiosyncratic mannerisms. Collectors who own the 2000 MD&G release (05B033) should note that this recording includes all the Lectiones and uses a much larger band to accompany - 7 violins, two violas, cello, lute, two oboes, bassoon and three trombones in addition to a continuo group whereas the older one used only 3 violas da gamba and three trombones and continuo. 2 CDs. Latin-English texts. Collegium Vocale 1704, Collegium 1704; Václav Luks.