OK but not outstanding
This new CD has been praised to the heavens, but I disagree. The soloists and chorus are fine if somewhat perfunctory. The alto soloist has a good voice but a good countertenor would have been so much better. The unison,
unaccompanied hymns are simply boring. I cannot understand John Butt's
inclusion of a truncated Buxtehude praeludium. Play the whole piece or omit
it. There are several other recordings of the St. John Passion that are so much better.