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An Early Easter

Lucie Skeaping introduces a selection of early music for Easter, mixing popular compositions for Passiontide with some lesser-known works.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Willem de Fesch

    2nd Kyrie from Missa Paschalis

    Performers: Collegium Instrumentale Brugense, Capella Brugensis, Petrick Peire (conductor)

    • EUFODA.
    • EUFODA 1173.
  • Francesco Scarlatti

    Gloria Patri from Miserere Mei

    Performers: Ensemble William Byrd, Graham O’Reilly (director)

    • ASTREE.
    • E8846.
  • Carlo Gesualdo

    O vos omnes

    Performers: Gesualdo Consort, Gerald Place (director)

    • ASV.
    • CDQS 6210.
  • Tiburtio Massaino

    Lamentations (for Maundy Thursday)

    Performers: Huelgas Ensemble, Paul van Nevel (director)

    • HMC 901682.
  • Jan Dismas Zelenka

    Lamentations for Good Friday

    Performers: John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Chandos Baroque Players

    • CDA 66426.
  • Jacob Handl

    Lamentatio VI

    Performers: Czech Philharmonic Chorus of Brno, Petr Fiala (conductor)

    • SU 32802.
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

    Stabat Mater (first movement of Stabat Mater)

    Performers: Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset (director), Andreas Scholl (countertenor), Barbara Bonney (soprano)

    • DECCA.
    • 466 1342.
  • Antonio Lotti

    Crucifixus a 8

    Performers: The Sixteen, Harry Christophers (director)

    • CORO.
    • COR 16014.
  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

    Rosary Sonata: Sonata XI in G major - Resurrection of Christ

    Performers: Michele Deconetti (violin), Max Engel (baroque cello), Franz Lehrndorfer (baroque organ)

    • EMI.
    • CDS 7 492448.
  • Sulpita Cesis

    Maria Magdalena

    Performers: Cappella Artemisia, Candace Smith (director)

    • TACTUS.
    • TC 572801.