Passion music


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(Mus.) originally, music set to the gospel narrative of the passion of our Lord; after the Reformation, a kind of oratorio, with narrative, chorals, airs, and choruses, having for its theme the passion and crucifixion of Christ.

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Later, tenor James Gilchrist duly compensated by bringing an emotion to Thy Rebuke Hath Broken His Heart, only matched by the apostle Peter's denial in Bach's Passion music.
This time it was an unaccompanied sequence of Passion music - Remembrancetide is a kind of Holy Week, after all - by the great Renaissance composer Lassus.