Danielpour: The Passion Of Yeshua

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Label: NCL
Catalog: 8559885-86

Bridges, J'Nai; Falletta, JoAnn; Bass, James K.; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; Worth, Matthew; Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus; Plitmann, Hila; Overton, Kenneth; Fallon, Timothy; University of California, Los Angeles Chamber Singers

Richard Danielpour’s dramatic oratorio The Passion of Yeshua- a work which has evolved over the last 25 years- is an intensely personal telling of the final hours of Christ on Earth. It incorporates texts from the Hebrew Scriptures and the Christian gospels inspiring extraordinarily beautiful music that stresses the need for human compassion and forgiveness. Danielpour returns to the scale and majesty of Bach in the oratorio, creating choruses that are intense and powerful, and giving both Mary the mother of Jesus and Mary Magdalene a central place in a work of glowing spirituality. Conductor JoAnn Falletta considers The Passion of Yeshua to be “a classic for all time.”

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