For those who think I’m not thinking about anything but church fires and organ music, not so, and here is a recommendation for Holy Week. It is a wonderful performance of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion by the Scottish group the Dunedin Consort. There aren’t any star singers here, and it is performed in the somewhat controversial style of one singer per vocal part in the choruses. It has a freshness that is appealing.
The recording also can be downloaded as high-quality MP3s at the Linn Records site. (Linn Records is a small U.K. firm that produces very high quality recordings.)