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Even though Gabriel Fauré's Requiem in D minor receives top billing on this 2012 release from LSO Live, listeners may be excused if they find the performance of J.S. Bach's Partita in D minor with Chorales to be the most interesting part of the disc. Scholarship has revealed the Partita and its famous Ciaconna (Chaconne) to be connected to various funereal chorale melodies, which Bach wove into his music as a private tribute to his late first wife, Maria Barbara. To help illustrate this, Nigel Short and Tenebrae perform the ...

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  1. St. John Passion (Johannespassion), BWV 245 (BC D2): Chorale: Ach Herr, laß dein lieb Engelein
  2. Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004
  3. Cantata No. 4, "Christ lag in Todes Banden," BWV 4 (BCA 54): Chorale: Christ lag in Todesbanden
  4. Cantata No. 4, "Christ lag in Todes Banden," BWV 4 (BCA 54): Chorale: Den Tod niemand zwingen kunnt
  5. St. Matthew Passion (Matthäuspassion), for soloists, double chorus & double orchestra, BWV 244 (BC D3b): Chorale: Wenn ich einmal soll scheiden
  6. Requiem, for 2 solo voices, chorus, organ & orchestra, Op. 48
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