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Rolf Martinsson

Martinsson: St. Luke Passion (Download)

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Rolf Martinsson

Martinsson: St. Luke Passion (Download)

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Martinsson: St. Luke Passion

Lisa Larsson


Catalogue DAPHNE1066


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About the Album

In 2011 Rolf Martinsson, one of Sweden’s internationally as well as nationally most recognized contemporary composers, received a request from 12 Swedish choirs, in collaboration with the study organisation Sensus, to compose a sacred work. As is well known Sweden has a rich choral tradition and the intention of the new work, based on the Bible’s Gospel of St. Luke contrasted with contemporary texts by Göran Greider, was that it should be accessible and affordable to most choirs in the country. This resulted in a St. Luke Passion for choir, smaller instrumental ensemble (six instruments only), two soloists (soprano – Evangelist, baritone – Jesus) and a Narrator. The composer has kept the choral as well as instrumental parts on a manageable technical level, whilst the solo parts demand professional interpreters. Martinsson has chosen to highlight the drama of the story by painting the Bible texts in the style of a Baroque Passion, whereas he mirrors Greider’s texts in his own musical language. This dramatic tension has engaged audiences, as well as inspired interpreters, since the 12 co-commissioning choirs held their respective premiers in spring 2012. As of spring 2020 this composition has already been performed over 70 times in Sweden and is now considered an important addition to the Swedish choral repertoire. Based on its success, Gehrmans Musikförlag is planning to publish a German version (2021) of Martinsson’s Passion for international distribution. The composer has dedicated the St. Luke Passion to Kettil Skarby, former CEO of Gehrmans Musikförlag, initiato and true protagonist of this work.

Album tracks

  1. 01 Inledning - kör - Jerusalem, i staden utan hopp

  2. 02 Kör a capella - Gul och vit och röd!

  3. 03 Läsning - Nu nármade sig det osyrade brödets högtid

  4. 04 Mellanspel

  5. 05 Recitativ - och solo När stunden var inne

  6. 06 Solo - Alltid skall vi vända ater

  7. 07 Dialog - Simon, Simon

  8. 08 Solo och kör - Om nagon sarar mig

  9. 09 Recitativ och solo - Sedan gick Jesus ut ut staden

  10. 10 Duett I - Getsemane

  11. 11 Recitativ och dialog - Medan Jesus ännu talade

  12. 12 Talkör - Mörkret har makten

  13. 13 Recitativ och dialog - De grep Jesus

  14. 14 Mellanspel och solo Vi vet sa litet om oss själva

  15. 15 Soli och koral - Ljuset kommer först

  16. 16 Solo och kör - Öppna en väg för ljuset

  17. 01 Recitativ, dialog och kör - Alla de församlade bröt nu upp

  18. 02 Kör - Pontius Pilatus star inför Jesus

  19. 03 Läsning - När Herodus sag Jesus

  20. 04 Mellanspel

  21. 05 Solo - Maria Magdalena

  22. 06 Kör a cappella - Gul och vit och röd!

  23. 07 Recitativ, solo och kör - Pilatus kallade samman

  24. 08 Damkör, soli och koral - I staden, rövad pa all frid

  25. 09 Recitativ, körer och solo - När de förde bort Jesus

  26. 10 Kör och koral - Se pa honom nu

  27. 11 Recitativ och dialog - Den ene av förbrytarna

  28. 12 Mellanspel

  29. 13 Läsning - Nu fanns det en radsherre

  30. 14 Damkör och solo - Fran Galileens minsta byar

  31. 15 Avslutning - kör och soli - Dagarna är langa


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