Jan Dismas Zelenka's Lamentations for Holy Week

Tempesta di Mare – Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra

2009
$45,000

Tempesta di Mare – Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra performed Jan Dismas Zelenka's Lamentations for Holy Week for ATB soli and chamber ensemble at Old St. Joseph's Church and the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, both in Philadelphia. The Lamentationes emerge as through-composed solo cantatas, set in aria, arioso, and recitative structures, along with extensive, florid melismas that mark the Hebrew letters for Latin verses. The performance, which featured guest artists alto Lorie Gratis; tenor Aaron Sheehan; and baritone Sumner Thompson, was recorded for subsequent broadcast on local, national, and overseas radio.