Annotation

Recorded July 1989 at St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Berkshire, was first released on the Virgin Classics label in 1990, winning the 1991 Gramophone Award for a baroque instrumental recording. This recording was re-released on the same label with the same cover in 1999. A 2002 re-release involved a change of catalog number and a different cover. This re-release seems to have some significant differences in track timings, particularly on the first CD in the set, for the most part involving some tracks becoming noticeably longer. The cover picture shown on this page is for the most recent release, as the earlier cover no longer seems to be available on Amazon, except at second hand.

Recorded July 1989 at St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Berkshire, was first released on the Virgin Classics label in 1990, winning the 1991 Gramophone Award for a baroque instrumental recording. This recording was re-released on the same label with the same cover in 1999. A 2002 re-release involved a change of catalog number and a different cover. This re-release seems to have some significant differences in track timings, particularly on the first CD in the set, for the most part involving some tracks becoming noticeably longer. The cover picture shown on this page is for the most recent release, as the earlier cover no longer seems to be available on Amazon, except at second hand.

Annotation last modified on 2008-01-07 23:14 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Joyful Mysteries: 1. The Annunciation: I. Praeludium
2:26
2 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Joyful Mysteries: 1. The Annunciation: II. Aria and Variations
1:25
3 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Joyful Mysteries: 1. The Annunciation: III. Adagio
1:32
4 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Joyful Mysteries: 1. The Annunciation: IV. Finale
1:10
5 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Joyful Mysteries: 2. The Visitation: I. Sonata
1:06
6 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Joyful Mysteries: 2. The Visitation: II. Presto
0:59
7 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Joyful Mysteries: 2. The Visitation: III. Allamanda
2:15
8 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Joyful Mysteries: 2. The Visitation: IV. Presto
0:49
9 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Joyful Mysteries: 3. The Nativity: I. Sonata
1:39
10 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Joyful Mysteries: 3. The Nativity: II. Presto
1:45
11 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Joyful Mysteries: 3. The Nativity: III. Double
1:40
12 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Joyful Mysteries: 3. The Nativity: IV. Adagio
2:12
13 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Joyful Mysteries: 4. The Presentation: I. Ciacona
8:27
14 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Joyful Mysteries: 5. The Finding in the Temple: I. Praeludium
1:21
15 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Joyful Mysteries: 5. The Finding in the Temple: II. Allamanda
1:37
16 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Joyful Mysteries: 5. The Finding in the Temple: III. Guigue
1:24
17 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Joyful Mysteries: 5. The Finding in the Temple: IV. Sarabanda
1:21
18 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Joyful Mysteries: 5. The Finding in the Temple: V. Double
1:32
19 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Sorrowful Mysteries: 6. The Sweating of Blood: I. Lamento
3:48
20 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Sorrowful Mysteries: 6. The Sweating of Blood: II. Aria
2:52
21 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Sorrowful Mysteries: 6. The Sweating of Blood: III. Adagio
1:36
22 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Sorrowful Mysteries: 7. The Scourging at the Pillar: I. Allamanda
2:33
23 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Sorrowful Mysteries: 7. The Scourging at the Pillar: II. Variatio
2:31
24 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Sorrowful Mysteries: 7. The Scourging at the Pillar: III. Sarabanda
1:17
25 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Sorrowful Mysteries: 7. The Scourging at the Pillar: IV. Variatio
3:35
26 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Sorrowful Mysteries: 8. The Crowning with Thorns: I. Sonata
1:14
27 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Sorrowful Mysteries: 8. The Crowning with Thorns: II. Presto
1:12
28 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Sorrowful Mysteries: 8. The Crowning with Thorns: III. Guigue
0:47
29 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Sorrowful Mysteries: 8. The Crowning with Thorns: IV. Double I
0:35
30 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Sorrowful Mysteries: 8. The Crowning with Thorns: V. Double II
1:02
31 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Sorrowful Mysteries: 9. The Carrying of the Cross: I. Sonata
2:24
32 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Sorrowful Mysteries: 9. The Carrying of the Cross: II. Courente
1:11
33 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Sorrowful Mysteries: 9. The Carrying of the Cross: III. Doubles I & II
2:08
34 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Sorrowful Mysteries: 9. The Carrying of the Cross: IV. Finale
1:33
35 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Sorrowful Mysteries: 10. The Crucifixion: I. Praeludium
1:21
36 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Sorrowful Mysteries: 10. The Crucifixion: II. Aria
1:17
37 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Sorrowful Mysteries: 10. The Crucifixion: III. Variatio 1-2
2:20
38 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Sorrowful Mysteries: 10. The Crucifixion: IV. Variatio 3 (adagio)
2:38
39 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Sorrowful Mysteries: 10. The Crucifixion: V. Variatio 4-5
2:16
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Glorious Mysteries: 11. The Annunciation: I. Sonata
2:47
2 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Glorious Mysteries: 11. The Annunciation: II. Surrexit Christus hodie
4:16
3 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Glorious Mysteries: 11. The Annunciation: III. Adagio
1:21
4 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Glorious Mysteries: 12. The Ascension: I. Intrada
0:37
5 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Glorious Mysteries: 12. The Ascension: II. Aria Tubicinum
1:20
6 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Glorious Mysteries: 12. The Ascension: III. Allamanda
1:59
7 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Glorious Mysteries: 12. The Ascension: IV. Courente
1:23
8 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Glorious Mysteries: 12. The Ascension: V. Double
1:33
9 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Glorious Mysteries: 13. The Descent of the Holy Ghost: I. Sonata
3:19
10 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Glorious Mysteries: 13. The Descent of the Holy Ghost: II. Gavotte
1:36
11 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Glorious Mysteries: 13. The Descent of the Holy Ghost: III. Guigue
1:57
12 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Glorious Mysteries: 13. The Descent of the Holy Ghost: IV. Sarabanda
1:37
13 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Glorious Mysteries: 14. The Assumption of the Virgin: I. Praeludium
2:40
14 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Glorious Mysteries: 14. The Assumption of the Virgin: II. Ciacona (Aria)
6:09
15 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Glorious Mysteries: 14. The Assumption of the Virgin: III. Guigue
2:03
16 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Glorious Mysteries: 15. The Coronation of the Virgin: I. Sonata
2:28
17 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Glorious Mysteries: 15. The Coronation of the Virgin: II. Aria
5:12
18 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Glorious Mysteries: 15. The Coronation of the Virgin: III. Canzona
1:56
19 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Glorious Mysteries: 15. The Coronation of the Virgin: IV. Sarabanda & Double
2:30
20 The Mystery Sonatas: Passagalia
8:50

Credits

CD 1

composer:
part of:
The Church Music of Heinrich Biber (number: C 93) (track 13)
part of:
The Mystery Sonatas (track 13)
recording of:

CD 2

composer:
part of:
The Church Music of Heinrich Biber (number: C 105) (track 20)
part of:
The Mystery Sonatas (track 20)
recording of:

Release

violin: John Holloway (violinist/conductor)
harpsichord and organ: Davitt Moroney
orchestra: Tragicomedia
photography: Hanya Chlala (Photographer)