A Year With Jesus

From Easter Sunday to All Saints Day, A Year with Jesus is the ultimate collection of sacred music to help celebrate the Christian holidays. This 2-CD album sets the most

From Easter Sunday to All Saints Day, A Year with Jesus is the ultimate collection of sacred music to help celebrate the Christian holidays. This 2-CD album sets the most popular and best loved classical sacred music to all the major Christian holidays throughout the liturgical year. Drawn from the rich catalogs of EMI & Virgin Classics, this unique set is both attractive in musical depth and price. The sacred works found on A Year with Jesus include: Allergri s dramatic Miserere, which composed during the reign of Pope Urban VIII. The piece was used in the Sistine Chapel during matins as part of the exclusive Tenebrae service on Wednesday and Friday of Holy Week. Bach s Christmas Oratorio was intended for performance in church during the Christmas season. The oratorio is in six parts, each part being intended for performance on one of the major feast days of the Christmas period. Stabat Mater, widely used during Good Friday service, is a sorrowful hymn that many composers have written settings of including Pergolesi. All of these popular scared works are performed by world-class performers including Andrew Parrott, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Véronique Gens, Riccardo Muti, Nancy Argenta and Stephen Cleobury among others.