Jonathan Harvey (1939-2012)

Passion and Resurrection (1981)

church opera in twelve scenes, for soloists, choir, brass, percussion, strings and organ with optional audience participation

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1981
    • Duration : 1 h 30 mn
    • Editor : Faber Music, London
    • Commission: Martin Neary
    • Livret (détail, auteur) :

      drames sacrés bénédictins, traduits du latin par Michael Wadsworth.

Detailed formation
  • solistes : 5 solo sopranos, solo contralto, 3 solo tenors, 2 solo baritones, 4 solo bass voices, 2 unspecified solo child voices
  • mixed choir
  • horn, trumpet, trombone, bass trombone, tuba, 2 percussionists, organ, positive organ [ad libitum] , 7 violins, viola, 2 cellos, 2 double basses

Creation information

  • Date : 21 March 1981
    Location :

    Royaume-Uni, cathédrale de Winchester


    Performers :

    Donald Sweeney : Jesus, Brian Burrows : Pilate, Allan Mottram : Peter, Rosemary Hardy : Mary Magdalene, Penelope Walmsley-Clark : Second Mary, Linda Hirst : Third Mary, Waynflete Singers, chœur de la cathédrale de Winchester, ensemble Music Projects, direction : Martin Neary.