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Choir of King's College, Cambridge|Bach: St. Matthew Passion

Bach: St. Matthew Passion

Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury, Academy of Ancient Music

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The retirement of the knighted Stephen Cleobury as the director of the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, in 2019 brought with it various valedictory events, including this Easter 2019 live performance of Bach's St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244. The big Bach works aren't necessarily in the wheelhouse of the English collegiate choirs, but Cleobury and the choir have performed the St. Matthew Passion on various occasions, including at least once with Sophie Bevan, the present fine soprano soloist. All of the soloists are strong, obviously welcoming the chance to participate in what was something of a landmark in English choral music. Lovers of the Cambridge choirs will want this in their collections regardless, but how about general followers of the St. Matthew Passion and its performances? Certainly, this is quintessentially English Bach, although the all-male boys-and-men choir of about 25 members is probably closer to what Bach intended than the warmer small adult groups that are the norm these days. If you're looking for a sense of awe at the events of the Crucifixion, this may not be the place to find it, but Cleobury's careful work may grow on listeners. In a rather cavernous King's College acoustic, he achieves good separation of the work's double choirs, and the lengthy instrumental introductions of the work's glorious arias are sharp and full of detail that connects to the vocal line. Although this is not an intensely dramatic St. Matthew Passion, it is one that unfolds according to its own logic, and it will reward multiple hearings.
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St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244, Pt. 1 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

1
No. 1. Kommt. ihr Töchter. helft mir klagen
Stephen Cleobury
00:06:58

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Choir, MainArtist - King's College School Choir, Choir, MainArtist

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

2
No. 2. Da Jesus diese Rede vollendet hatte
Stephen Cleobury
00:00:37

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - Matthew Rose, MainArtist, BassVocals - James Gilchrist, MainArtist, TenorSolo

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

3
No. 3. Herzliebster Jesu. was hast du verbrochen
Stephen Cleobury
00:00:39

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Choir, MainArtist

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

4
No. 4. Da versammleten sich die Hohenpriester
Stephen Cleobury
00:03:03

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - Matthew Rose, MainArtist, BassVocals - Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Choir, MainArtist - James Gilchrist, MainArtist, TenorSolo

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

5
No. 5. Du lieber Heiland du
Stephen Cleobury
00:00:51

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - David Allsopp, MainArtist, Countertenor

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

6
No. 6. Buß und Reu
Stephen Cleobury
00:04:09

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - David Allsopp, MainArtist, Countertenor

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

7
No. 7. Da ging hin der Zwölfen einer
Stephen Cleobury
00:00:39

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - James Gilchrist, MainArtist, TenorSolo

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

8
No. 8. Blute nur. du liebes Herz
Stephen Cleobury
00:04:36

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - Sophie Bevan, MainArtist, SopranoSolo

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

9
No. 9. Aber am ersten Tage der süßen Brot
Stephen Cleobury
00:02:13

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - Matthew Rose, MainArtist, BassVocals - Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Choir, MainArtist - James Gilchrist, MainArtist, TenorSolo

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

10
No. 10. Ich bins. ich sollte büßen
Stephen Cleobury
00:00:45

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Choir, MainArtist

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

11
No. 11. Er antwortete und sprach
Stephen Cleobury
00:03:00

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - Matthew Rose, MainArtist, BassVocals - James Gilchrist, MainArtist, TenorSolo

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

12
No. 12. Wiewohl mein Herz in Tränen schwimmt
Stephen Cleobury
00:01:26

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - Sophie Bevan, MainArtist, SopranoSolo

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

13
No. 13. Ich will dir mein Herze schenken
Stephen Cleobury
00:03:45

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - Sophie Bevan, MainArtist, SopranoSolo

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

14
No. 14. Und da sie den Lobgesang gesprochen hatten
Stephen Cleobury
00:01:05

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - Matthew Rose, MainArtist, BassVocals - James Gilchrist, MainArtist, TenorSolo

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

15
No. 15. Erkenne mich. mein Hüter
Stephen Cleobury
00:00:54

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Choir, MainArtist

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

16
No. 16. Petrus aber antwortete und sprach zu ihm
Stephen Cleobury
00:01:06

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - Matthew Rose, MainArtist, BassVocals - James Gilchrist, MainArtist, TenorSolo

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

17
No. 17. Ich will hier bei dir stehen
Stephen Cleobury
00:00:56

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Choir, MainArtist

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

18
No. 18. Da kam Jesus mit ihnen zu einem Hofe
Stephen Cleobury
00:01:36

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - Matthew Rose, MainArtist, BassVocals - James Gilchrist, MainArtist, TenorSolo

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

19
No. 19. O Schmerz! Hier zittert das gequälte Herz
Stephen Cleobury
00:02:01

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Choir, MainArtist - Mark Le Brocq, MainArtist, TenorSolo

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

20
No. 20. Ich will bei meinem Jesu wachen
Stephen Cleobury
00:05:04

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Choir, MainArtist - Mark Le Brocq, MainArtist, TenorSolo

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

21
No. 21. Und ging hin ein wenig
Stephen Cleobury
00:00:40

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - Matthew Rose, MainArtist, BassVocals - James Gilchrist, MainArtist, TenorSolo

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

22
No. 22. Der Heiland fällt vor seinem Vater nieder
Stephen Cleobury
00:00:56

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - William Gaunt, MainArtist, BassVocals

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

23
No. 23. Gerne will ich mich bequemen
Stephen Cleobury
00:04:08

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - William Gaunt, MainArtist, BassVocals

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

24
No. 24. Und er kam zu seinen Jüngern
Stephen Cleobury
00:01:10

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - Matthew Rose, MainArtist, BassVocals - James Gilchrist, MainArtist, TenorSolo

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

25
No. 25. Was mein Gott will. das g'scheh allzeit
Stephen Cleobury
00:01:00

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Choir, MainArtist

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

26
No. 26. Und er kam und fand sie aber schlafend
Stephen Cleobury
00:02:19

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - Matthew Rose, MainArtist, BassVocals - James Gilchrist, MainArtist, TenorSolo

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

27
No. 27. So ist mein Jesus nun gefangen
Stephen Cleobury
00:04:32

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Choir, MainArtist - David Allsopp, MainArtist, Countertenor - Sophie Bevan, MainArtist, SopranoSolo

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

28
No. 28. Und siehe. einer aus denen
Stephen Cleobury
00:02:10

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - Matthew Rose, MainArtist, BassVocals - James Gilchrist, MainArtist, TenorSolo

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

29
No. 29. O Mensch. bewein dein Sünde groß
Stephen Cleobury
00:06:12

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Choir, MainArtist - King's College School Choir, Choir, MainArtist

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

DISC 2

St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244, Pt. 2 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

1
No. 30, Ach, nun ist mein Jesus hin
Stephen Cleobury
00:03:50

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Choir, MainArtist - David Allsopp, MainArtist, Countertenor

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

2
No. 31. Die aber Jesum gegriffen hatten
Stephen Cleobury
00:01:08

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - James Gilchrist, MainArtist, TenorSolo

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

3
No. 32. Mir hat die Welt trüglich gericht'
Stephen Cleobury
00:00:40

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Choir, MainArtist

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

4
No. 33. Und wiewohl viel falsche Zeugen herzutraten
Stephen Cleobury
00:01:18

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - James Gilchrist, Soloist, MainArtist

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

5
No. 34. Mein Jesus schweigt
Stephen Cleobury
00:01:04

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - Mark Le Brocq, MainArtist, TenorSolo

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

6
No. 35. Geduld! Wenn mich falsche Zungen stechen
Stephen Cleobury
00:03:32

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - Mark Le Brocq, MainArtist, TenorSolo

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

7
No. 36. Und der Hohepriester antwortete
Stephen Cleobury
00:02:03

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - Matthew Rose, MainArtist, BassVocals - Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Choir, MainArtist - James Gilchrist, MainArtist, TenorSolo

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

8
No. 37. Wer hat dich so geschlagen
Stephen Cleobury
00:00:44

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Choir, MainArtist

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

9
No. 38. Petrus aber saß draußen im Palast
Stephen Cleobury
00:02:31

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Choir, MainArtist - James Gilchrist, MainArtist, TenorSolo

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

10
No. 39. Erbarme dich. mein Gott
Stephen Cleobury
00:06:20

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - David Allsopp, MainArtist, Countertenor

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

11
No. 40. Bin ich gleich von dir gewichen
Stephen Cleobury
00:00:57

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Choir, MainArtist

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

12
No. 41. Des Morgens aber hielten alle Hohepriester
Stephen Cleobury
00:01:55

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Choir, MainArtist - James Gilchrist, MainArtist, TenorSolo

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

13
No. 42. Gebt mir meinen Jesum wieder
Stephen Cleobury
00:02:52

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - William Gaunt, MainArtist, BassVocals

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

14
No. 43. Sie hielten aber einen Rat
Stephen Cleobury
00:02:03

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - Matthew Rose, MainArtist, BassVocals - James Gilchrist, MainArtist, TenorSolo

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

15
No. 44. Befiehl du deine Wege
Stephen Cleobury
00:00:55

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Choir, MainArtist

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

16
No. 45. Auf das Fest aber hatte der Landpfleger Gewohnheit
Stephen Cleobury
00:02:28

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Choir, MainArtist - James Gilchrist, MainArtist, TenorSolo

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

17
No. 46. Wie wunderbarlich ist doch diese Strafe
Stephen Cleobury
00:00:39

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Choir, MainArtist

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

18
No. 47. Der Landpfleger sagte
Stephen Cleobury
00:00:14

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - James Gilchrist, MainArtist, TenorSolo

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

19
No. 48. Er hat uns allen wohlgetan
Stephen Cleobury
00:01:10

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - Sophie Bevan, MainArtist, SopranoSolo

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

20
No. 49. Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben
Stephen Cleobury
00:05:07

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - Sophie Bevan, MainArtist, SopranoSolo

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

21
No. 50. Sie schrieen aber noch mehr
Stephen Cleobury
00:02:04

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Academy Of Ancient Music, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Stephen Cleobury, Conductor, MainArtist - Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Choir, MainArtist - James Gilchrist, MainArtist, TenorSolo

2020 King's College, Cambridge 2020 King's College, Cambridge

Album Description

The retirement of the knighted Stephen Cleobury as the director of the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, in 2019 brought with it various valedictory events, including this Easter 2019 live performance of Bach's St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244. The big Bach works aren't necessarily in the wheelhouse of the English collegiate choirs, but Cleobury and the choir have performed the St. Matthew Passion on various occasions, including at least once with Sophie Bevan, the present fine soprano soloist. All of the soloists are strong, obviously welcoming the chance to participate in what was something of a landmark in English choral music. Lovers of the Cambridge choirs will want this in their collections regardless, but how about general followers of the St. Matthew Passion and its performances? Certainly, this is quintessentially English Bach, although the all-male boys-and-men choir of about 25 members is probably closer to what Bach intended than the warmer small adult groups that are the norm these days. If you're looking for a sense of awe at the events of the Crucifixion, this may not be the place to find it, but Cleobury's careful work may grow on listeners. In a rather cavernous King's College acoustic, he achieves good separation of the work's double choirs, and the lengthy instrumental introductions of the work's glorious arias are sharp and full of detail that connects to the vocal line. Although this is not an intensely dramatic St. Matthew Passion, it is one that unfolds according to its own logic, and it will reward multiple hearings.
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