Pilate
Oratorio brève d’après ‘Le Mystère de la Passion’ d’Arnoul Gréban (Short oratorio for 4 vocal soloists, mixed choir and orchestra)

Year of composition

1964

Duration

30'

Scored for

baritone (Pilate), mezzo-soprano, tenor, bass, mixed choir (SATB)
and orchestra: 2 2 2 2 - 4 2 3 1 - timp. - perc.(4) - celesta - piano - strings

Publication information

Universal Edition (UE16850)

Text(s)

from ‘Mystère de la Passion’ (ca. 1450) of Arnoul Gréban (1420-1471)

Premiere

World premiere: Rome, 14 November 1964 (broadcast RAI). Jean-Christophe Benoît (Pilate), baritone; Jeanne Deroubaix, mezzo-soprano; Louis Devos, tenor; Derrik Olsen, bass; Armando la Rosa Parodi, conductor

Recordings (selective list)

  • Ildiko Komlosi, mezzo-soprano; Fabrice Dallis, tenor; François Le Roux, baritone; Christophe Fel, bass
    Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
    Münchner Rundfunkorchester
    Ulf Schirmer, conductor
    Hänssler PH04037 ℗ 2000 + © 2005 (FMS076)

  • Eugenia Zareska, mezzo-soprano; Arlette Chedel, alto; Eric Tappy, tenor; Jean-Christophe Benoît, baritone; Derrik Olsen, bass
    Choeur Pro Arte de Lausanne (André Charlet)
    Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
    Ernest Ansermet, conductor
    (concert 2-11-1966 Victoria Hall, Genève)
    Cascavelle VEL 2006-2 mono ℗ + © 1991 (FMS022)

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