WILLIAM HAYES (1708-1777): The Passions.
Catalogue Number: 09M025
Reference: GCD 922501
Description: This 76-minute ode was first performed at Oxford in 1750 but proved so popular that a full score was printed a full 25 years after its composer's death. Setting a text by William Collins, this is a glorious opportunity for a gifted composer (which you will understand Hayes to be after hearing it) to paint musical pictures of Fear, Anger, Despair, Hope, Revenge, Jealousy, Melancholy, Cheerfulness, Joy and Reason - the widest variety of moods depicted by an ingenious and equally wide variety of musical effects. This and the Capriccio disc of concertos and a symphony which we offered almost two years ago (10J027) will go a long way toward convincing you that Charles Burney was right in his admiration of Hayes. Texts included. Evelyn Tubb, Ulrike Hofbauer (sopranos), Sumihito Uesugi (countertenor), David Munderloh (tenor), Lisandro Abadie (bass), Chorus of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, La Cetra Baroque Orchestra Basel; Anthony Rooley.