Tuesday, April 1, 1997

The Passion According to St. Matthew, Op. 55


Op. 55 THE PASSION ACCORDING TO ST. MATTHEW
(April 1, 1997)
For Voices and Instruments
I. RECITATIVE "Then One of the Twelve"
II. GROUND "Where Will You Go?"
III. RECITATIVE-CANON "Truly, I say"
IV. CHORALE "Now As They Were Eating"
V. LAMENTI ESTAMPIE "Said Jesus at Gethsemene"
VI. CHANT OSTINATI "My Soul Is Sorrowful"
VII. ALL-INTERVAL ORGANUM "Father If It Be Possible"
VIII. MIRROR "Are You Still Sleeping"
IX. INVENTION "Judas Came Up and Said"
X. MIRROR "Then the Disciples"
XI. MARCH "Then Those Who Had Seized Jesus" (Hec Lives)
XII. SINFONIA "This Fellow Said"
XIII. MARCH "When Morn Came" (Hec Dies)
XIV. RITORNELLO "When Judas, His Betrayer"
XV. RECITATIVE-OSTINATO "Are You the King"
XVI. HOCKETROPE "Where Is the King?" (Trope I)
XVII. CHORUS "Who Do You Want to Release"
XVIII. MOTET RAG "Hail, King of the Jews" (Alle, psallite - Alleluya)
XIX. DIMINUTION "As They Went Out"
XX. CHORALE PRELUDE AND QUADRUPLE FUGATO "And They Came to a Place Named Golgotha"
INTERLUDE I (The Nailing to the Cross)
ANTIPHON I (The Abuse of the Crowd)
RECAPITULATION (The Charge Against Him)
ANTIPHON II (The Lament of the Disciples)
XXI. SPECIES COUNTERPOINT (After Zarlino) "He Saved Others" (At the Cross)
XXII. CANONIC PALINDROME "Eli, Eli, Lama sabachta'ni"
XXIII. OSTINATO-CANON "It Is Finished" (Trope II)
XXIV. CANTUS FIRMUS "And Behold"

A Crucifixion of Igor Stravinsky's Requiem Canticles, Bob Merrill's How Much Is That Doggie in the Window, recitative cadences, Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, blues bass lines, minimalist foreshortenings, Stanford chorale and counterpoint entrance exam fragments, medieval works found in Volume 1 of The Historical Anthology of Music (HAM - Lamento di Tristano; the Robertsbridge Codex Organ Estampie No. 1; the Gregorian Chants Hec Dies, Psalm 146 with Antiphon, Alleluia: Angelus Domini, the Scholia Enchiriadis's Nos Qui Vivimus)....

Recording:



THE PASSION ACCORDING TO ST. MATTHEW
Tritone Orchestra and Garbage Band
(Complete Works, Volume 17)

I. RECITATIVE "Then One of the Twelve"
II. GROUND "Where Will You Go?"
III. RECITATIVE-CANON "Truly, I say"

IV. CHORALE "Now As They Were Eating"









V. LAMENTI ESTAMPIE "Said Jesus at Gethsemene"
VI. CHANT OSTINATI "My Soul Is Sorrowful"
VII. ALL-INTERVAL ORGANUM "Father If It Be Possible"
(three-fold cycle played thrice in variants)









VIII. MIRROR "Are You Still Sleeping"
IX. INVENTION "Judas Came Up and Said"
X. MIRROR "Then the Disciples"
XI. MARCH "Then Those Who Had Seized Jesus" (Hec Lives)
XII. SINFONIA "This Fellow Said"
XIII. MARCH "When Morn Came" (Hec Dies)
XIV. RITORNELLO "When Judas, His Betrayer"
XV. RECITATIVE-OSTINATO "Are You the King"
XVI. HOCKETROPE "Where Is the King?" (Trope I)
XVII. CHORUS "Who Do You Want to Release"
XVIII. MOTET RAG "Hail, King of the Jews" (Alle, psallite - Alleluya)
XIX. DIMINUTION "As They Went Out"
XX. CHORALE PRELUDE AND QUADRUPLE FUGATO "And They Came to a Place Named Golgotha"
INTERLUDE I (The Nailing to the Cross)
ANTIPHON I (The Abuse of the Crowd)
RECAPITULATION (The Charge Against Him)
ANTIPHON II (The Lament of the Disciples)
XXI. SPECIES COUNTERPOINT (After Zarlino) "He Saved Others" (At the Cross)
XXII. CANONIC PALINDROME "Eli, Eli, Lama sabachta'ni"
XXIII. OSTINATO-CANON "It Is Finished" (Trope II)
XXIV. CANTUS FIRMUS "And Behold"