Editors’ Notes Conductor Gil Rose and his Boston players have a sterling track record when it comes to selecting contemporary composers who fly under the radar. Add Kati Agócs to that list: The title track, a 23-minute setting of the Passion story (as written by a Hungarian poet), mixes Romantic flourishes, European high-modernist touches, and aspects of American minimalism in its orchestral and vocal writing. (One of the vocalists, Lisa Bielawa, is also a member of the Philip Glass Ensemble.) The shorter pieces that fill out the tracklist have a similar sense of dramatic purpose.

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The Debrecen Passion
1
23:04
 
Requiem Fragments
2
7:05
 
By the Streams of Babylon
3
4:57
 
...like treasure hidden in a field
4
12:57
 
Vessel
5
8:52
 

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