Rorate Caeli

Lent begins:
Venite filiæ

Passio D. N. I. C. secundum Evangelistam Matthæum
J.S.Bach
[BWV 244 - Kommt ich Töchter]

5 comments:

John (Ad Orientem) said...

A blessed fast to all.

Under the mercy,
John

Anonymous said...

I pray for all of us that we may walk with the Lord during this lenten season and remember to offer our fast and sacrifices for our beloved Catholic Church.

Tom the Milkman said...

Bach's St Matthew Passion offers a deeply rewarding meditation during Lent .. or anytime. Of many recorded versions, a beautiful one is the Leipzig Thomanerchor, with Mauersberger, on Berlin Classics, and of course always the '79 Richter.

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl9lL_ou8c4
This version with Gardiner and the London Oratory Choir is much better. The version you posted is smulz!

New Catholic said...

It is not my favorite, either, but it has subtitles for those who want to see the German text.

A wonderful version also available at Youtube is the 1939 Mengelberg rendition with the Concertgebouworkest, but naturally posting Mengelberg (even in a performance shortly before the war) would be too controversial - we do not need the aggravation...

NC