Welcome to the third in a new series of playlists from the archives of Cappella Romana, featuring hymns selected from the Byzantine services of Holy Thursday and Holy Friday.
Next week I will be back with Easter music from the archives of Cappella Romana.
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Holy Week 2
Maximilian Steinberg (1883–1946), ‘Come Believers’ from Passion Week, Op. 13, Based on Early Russian Chants
Tikey Zes (b. 1927), ‘Receive Me, Today’ (Great Entrance and Communion Hymn for Holy Thursday), from Tikey Zes: Choral Works, and the following compilation
St Romanos the Melodist (6th c.), Kontakion on the Passion of the Lord, Prologue (short and long melodies) from Good Friday in Jerusalem
Baldassare Galuppi (1706–85), Troparia for the Burial of Christ, ‘Venice in the North’ – Live recording (Seattle, 2017)
The tracks by Steinberg, Zes, and Romanos are discussed at greater length in my essays for the booklets accompanying the following Cappella Romana recordings: Maximillian Steinberg: Passion Week (CR414-CD), Tikey Zes: Choral Works (Gagliano CD 501, 1999); and Good Friday in Jerusalem (CR413-CD).