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 Artist Rating Length
1 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Joyful Mysteries: 1. The Annunciation: I. Praeludium
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 2:26
2 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Joyful Mysteries: 1. The Annunciation: II. Aria and Variations
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 1:25
3 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Joyful Mysteries: 1. The Annunciation: III. Adagio
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 1:32
4 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Joyful Mysteries: 1. The Annunciation: IV. Finale
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 1:10
5 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Joyful Mysteries: 2. The Visitation: I. Sonata
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 1:06
6 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Joyful Mysteries: 2. The Visitation: II. Presto
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 0:59
7 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Joyful Mysteries: 2. The Visitation: III. Allamanda
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 2:15
8 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Joyful Mysteries: 2. The Visitation: IV. Presto
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 0:49
9 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Joyful Mysteries: 3. The Nativity: I. Sonata
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 1:39
10 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Joyful Mysteries: 3. The Nativity: II. Presto
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 1:45
11 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Joyful Mysteries: 3. The Nativity: III. Double
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 1:40
12 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Joyful Mysteries: 3. The Nativity: IV. Adagio
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 2:12
13 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Joyful Mysteries: 4. The Presentation: I. Ciacona
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 8:27
14 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Joyful Mysteries: 5. The Finding in the Temple: I. Praeludium
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 1:21
15 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Joyful Mysteries: 5. The Finding in the Temple: II. Allamanda
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 1:37
16 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Joyful Mysteries: 5. The Finding in the Temple: III. Guigue
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 1:24
17 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Joyful Mysteries: 5. The Finding in the Temple: IV. Sarabanda
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 1:21
18 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Joyful Mysteries: 5. The Finding in the Temple: V. Double
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 1:32
19 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Sorrowful Mysteries: 6. The Sweating of Blood: I. Lamento
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 3:48
20 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Sorrowful Mysteries: 6. The Sweating of Blood: II. Aria
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 2:52
21 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Sorrowful Mysteries: 6. The Sweating of Blood: III. Adagio
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 1:36
22 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Sorrowful Mysteries: 7. The Scourging at the Pillar: I. Allamanda
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 2:33
23 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Sorrowful Mysteries: 7. The Scourging at the Pillar: II. Variatio
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 2:31
24 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Sorrowful Mysteries: 7. The Scourging at the Pillar: III. Sarabanda
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 1:17
25 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Sorrowful Mysteries: 7. The Scourging at the Pillar: IV. Variatio
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 3:35
26 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Sorrowful Mysteries: 8. The Crowning with Thorns: I. Sonata
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 1:14
27 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Sorrowful Mysteries: 8. The Crowning with Thorns: II. Presto
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 1:12
28 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Sorrowful Mysteries: 8. The Crowning with Thorns: III. Guigue
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 0:47
29 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Sorrowful Mysteries: 8. The Crowning with Thorns: IV. Double I
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 0:35
30 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Sorrowful Mysteries: 8. The Crowning with Thorns: V. Double II
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 1:02
31 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Sorrowful Mysteries: 9. The Carrying of the Cross: I. Sonata
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 2:24
32 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Sorrowful Mysteries: 9. The Carrying of the Cross: II. Courente
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 1:11
33 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Sorrowful Mysteries: 9. The Carrying of the Cross: III. Doubles I & II
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 2:08
34 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Sorrowful Mysteries: 9. The Carrying of the Cross: IV. Finale
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 1:33
35 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Sorrowful Mysteries: 10. The Crucifixion: I. Praeludium
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 1:21
36 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Sorrowful Mysteries: 10. The Crucifixion: II. Aria
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 1:17
37 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Sorrowful Mysteries: 10. The Crucifixion: III. Variatio 1-2
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 2:20
38 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Sorrowful Mysteries: 10. The Crucifixion: IV. Variatio 3 (adagio)
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 2:38
39 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Sorrowful Mysteries: 10. The Crucifixion: V. Variatio 4-5
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 2:16
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Glorious Mysteries: 11. The Annunciation: I. Sonata
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 2:47
2 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Glorious Mysteries: 11. The Annunciation: II. Surrexit Christus hodie
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 4:16
3 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Glorious Mysteries: 11. The Annunciation: III. Adagio
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 1:21
4 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Glorious Mysteries: 12. The Ascension: I. Intrada
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 0:37
5 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Glorious Mysteries: 12. The Ascension: II. Aria Tubicinum
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 1:20
6 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Glorious Mysteries: 12. The Ascension: III. Allamanda
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 1:59
7 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Glorious Mysteries: 12. The Ascension: IV. Courente
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 1:23
8 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Glorious Mysteries: 12. The Ascension: V. Double
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 1:33
9 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Glorious Mysteries: 13. The Descent of the Holy Ghost: I. Sonata
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 3:19
10 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Glorious Mysteries: 13. The Descent of the Holy Ghost: II. Gavotte
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 1:36
11 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Glorious Mysteries: 13. The Descent of the Holy Ghost: III. Guigue
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 1:57
12 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Glorious Mysteries: 13. The Descent of the Holy Ghost: IV. Sarabanda
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 1:37
13 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Glorious Mysteries: 14. The Assumption of the Virgin: I. Praeludium
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 2:40
14 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Glorious Mysteries: 14. The Assumption of the Virgin: II. Ciacona (Aria)
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 6:09
15 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Glorious Mysteries: 14. The Assumption of the Virgin: III. Guigue
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 2:03
16 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Glorious Mysteries: 15. The Coronation of the Virgin: I. Sonata
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 2:28
17 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Glorious Mysteries: 15. The Coronation of the Virgin: II. Aria
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 5:12
18 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Glorious Mysteries: 15. The Coronation of the Virgin: III. Canzona
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 1:56
19 The Mystery Sonatas: The Five Glorious Mysteries: 15. The Coronation of the Virgin: IV. Sarabanda & Double
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 2:30
20 The Mystery Sonatas: Passagalia
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 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)
ASIN: UK: B00005UNXG [info]