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Program: #04-15   Air Date: Apr 05, 2004


With the current interest in the story of Christ's Passion
rekindled by the recent popular film, we examined over three weeks how the story was told during the first twelve centuries of Christianity.

Preservation of this program is made possible by a generous grant in honor of Ed and Billie Lesh.

Part I: The Passion in the Ancient Western Church

  • Attende Domine—Innocent taken captive, led away unresisting, condemned for sinners by false witnesses: Do Thou, O Christ, save those whom Thou hast redeemed. [White Fathers of St. Irmenin, Trier; rec. c. 1929]. Parnassus PACD 95015/6.
  • Christus factus est; Tenebrae [Choir of the Abbey of S. Pierre de Solesmes/Dom Joseph Gajard, dir.; rec. 1930].Pearl GEMM CDS 9152.
  • Lamentation from the Good Friday Matins [Choir of the Benedictine Nuns of the Abbey of Saint-Michel de Kergonan/Chanoine Jeanneteau, dir.].BMG/Jade CD 7432157681-2.
  • Lamentatio Ieremiae Prophetae: Ego vir videns [Mozarabaic (Visigothan) Rite—Choir of the Abbey Santo Domingo de Silos/Dom Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta; rec. 1969]. Deutsche Grammophon CD 445.339-2.
  • Service for the Veneration of the Cross on Good Friday [Schola Cantorum Riga/Guntars Pranis, dir.]. Centaur CRC 2542.
  • Evangelium Passionis et Mortis Domini [The Passion According to St. John—Nova Schola Gregoriana/Alberto turco, dir.]. Naxos CD 8.550952.

CD Info

PACD 95015/6, GEMM CDS 9152, CD 8.550952, CRC 2542, CD 445.339-2, Jade CD 7432157681-2,

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