CD 1  
 JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
  For Easter Sunday  
 Christ lay in the bonds of death BWV 4  
1 1 Sinfonia 1:25
2 2 Versus I: Chorus - Christ lay in the bonds of death 3:59
3 3 Versus II: Soprano, Alto - No one could overcome Death 5:33
4 4 Versus III: Tenor - Jesus Christ, the Son of God 1:45
5 5 Versus IV: Chorus - It was an awesome battle 1:48
6 6 Versus V:Bass - Here is the true Easter Lamb 4:23
7 7 Versus VI: Soprano, Tenor - So we celebrate with heartfelt joy and pleasure 1:38
8 8 Versus VII: Chorale - We eat and fare well 1:14
   
 The heavens laugh! The earth rejoices BWV 31  
9 1 Sonata 2:23
10 2 Chorus - The heavens laugh! The earth rejoices 3:23
11 3 Recitative: Bass - O longed-for day! O soul, be glad again! 1:52
12 4 Aria: Bass - Prince of life, mighty warrior 2:20
13 5 Recitative: Tenor - Rise then, O God-devoted soul 1:10
14 6 Aria: Tenor - Adam must decay is us 1:45
15 7 Recitative: Soprano - Since the head by nature 0:44
16 8 Aria with instrumental chorale - Come, O final hour 3:51
17 9 Chorale - So I'll journey to Jesus Christ 0:58
   
  For Easter Monday  
 Rejoice, all ye hearts BWV 66  
18 1 Chorus - Rejoice, all ye hearts 8:54
19 2 Recitative: Bass - The grave is rent asunder, and thus our woe is ended 0:31
20 3 Aria: Bass - Raise to the Highest a song of thanksgiving 6:02
21 4 Recitative (Dialogue) and Arioso (Duet): Tenor, Alto - Hope 4:06
22 5 Aria (Duet): Alto, Tenor - Fear 7:46
23 6 Chorale - Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! 0:45
   
  CD 1 TT: 68:26      
   
 Gillian Keith soprano
 Daniel Taylor alto
 James Gilchrist tenor
 Stephen Varcoe bass
   
  CD 2  
  For Easter Monday  
 Abide with us, for it is toward evening  
1 1 Chorus - Abide with us, for it is toward evening and the day is far spent. 5:55
2 2 Aria: Alto - Highly praised Son of God 3:44
3 3 Chorale: Soprano - Ah, abide with us, Lord Jesus Christ 3:55
4 4 Recitative: Bass - Darkness has prevailed in many places. 0:43
5 5 Aria: Tenor - Jesus, let us gaze on Thee 4:20
6 6 Chorale - Prove Thy might, Lord Jesus Christ 0:39
   
  For Easter Tuesday  
 A heart that knows its Jesus to be living BWV 134  
7 1 Recitative: Tenor, Alto - A heart that knows its Jesus to be living 0:34
8 2 Aria: Tenor - Arise, believers, sing the sweet songs 5:25
9 3 Recitative: Tenor, Alto - How fortunate are you, God has thought of you 2:19
10 4 Aria (Duet): Alto, Tenor - We thank and praise Thee for Thy fervent lover 7:06
11 5 Recitative: Tenor, Alto - But make us offer up thanks 1:48
12 6 Chorus - Ring out, ye heavens, rejoice, O earth 6:43
   
 I live, O heart, for your delight BWV 145  
13 1 Aria (Duet): Tenor, Soprano - I live, O heart, for your delight 3:31
14 2 Recitative: Tenor - Now order us, Moses, as you will 0:59
15 3 Aria: Bass - Remember but this, my heart, forever 3:05
16 4 Recitative: Soprano - My Jesus lives 0:44
17 5 Chorale - Thus we are justly cheerful 0:39
   
 Angharad Gruffydd Jones soprano
 Daniel Taylor alto
 James Gilchrist tenor
 Stephen Varcoe bass
   
 John Eliot Gardiner
   
  Cover photography by Steve McCurry