The Road To Golgotha

The Road To Golgotha

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The full length album runs contains 11 individual tracks (50 minutes in total) complete with 8 page booklet containing all of the lyrics and translations.

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The Road To Golgotha

an-evening-cantata-wimborne-minsterThe Road To Gologtha is 50 minutes of epic and original music that follows the Passion of Christ. Written and produced by Richard McLester ( featuring vocalist Alexandra Wehlau, violinist Tim Fisher, (1st Violins, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra) and professional baritone Jonathan Prentice.

The music itself is a blend of “…transitional classical & choral music combined with contemporary pop…” songs to create a complete film score that accompanies Christ from The Last Supper through the Crucifixion to His Resurrection. This means it can either be used as a modern reflection on the Passion, or taken out of context and enjoyed on its own.

The opening track features a Renaissance Shawm followed by The Lord’s Prayer in ancient Aramaic, the original language of Jesus.

The music then moves through a folk song called River, River (Track 2) featuring Richard playing the Arabian Oud (the Arabic equivalent to a Lute). Tim Fisher (1st Violins, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra) features on violin. As The Lord’s Supper is instituted, Jonathan Prentice (professional baritone) opens the powerful choral piece Sanctus (Track 3).

The CD continues with a passionate Gethsemene (Track 4) (again with original Aramaic words) and follows as Jesus walks The Way Of Grief to a piece called Lament of the Tenebrae (Track 6). At Golgotha (Track 7), a frenzied party of death occurs and Jesus is crucified.

The feature track of the album is We Have Fallen (Over the Edge of the World) (Track 8), a contemporary pop song of love sung by Alexandra Wehlau. There follows the massive Resurrection (Track 9), a reflective and still Agnus Dei (Track 10) and finally to finish a song of hope called Eleutheria (Track 11).

The tracks were all produced, mixed & mastered together by Richard McLester with help from Dave Taylor for Conical Sphere Music. All of the artwork, photography and design for the project was produced by Richard McLester for Conical Sphere Media.

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Album Artwork

Track Listing

1. Lament of the Shalmaj (3:58) 2. River, River (4:35) 3. Sanctus (2:02) 4. Gethsemene (6:51) 5. Pilate (1:48) 6. Lament of the Tenebrae (5:29) 7. Golgotha (6:03) 8. We Have Fallen (Over the Edge of the World) (4:59) 9. Resurrection (5:03) 10. Agnus Dei (3:26) 11. Eleutheria (6:01)

Total Running Time: 50 minutes 15 seconds.

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About The Artist

Richard McLester Artist & Composer

richard-mclesterRichard is a multi-instrumentalist, artist and composer. His music is often written to accompany visuals and large statement art installations. These have included THE LIGHT, an illuminated 4 metre globe which has been installed in Poole Dolphin Shopping Centre and Romsey Abbey. Other projects have included a giant hanging double Advent Wreath, an illuminated star. The Road To Golgotha was used as the soundtrack to The Poole Passion in 2014 & 2016 and appears on the BBC Songs of Praise feature broadcast about The Poole Passion on Easter Day 2016. The Poole Passion is Dorset’s largest community theatre project…

Reflection Evenings

Richard is available to run reflection evenings using The Road To Golgotha. If this is something you would like to take advantage of, please use the contact form below to provide more details. Please bear in mind that in certain instances, an artist fee will be applicable which is why we ask you to provide a short description of your event. If in doubt, please ask!


    Audio Clip Previews

    poole-passion-2012-0131. Lament of the Shalmaj

    The overture. The piece begins with the haunting sound of a Renaissance Shawm followed by the Lord’s Prayer in Aramaic, the original language from the time of Jesus.

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    poole-passion-2012-0132. River, River

    Jesus washes the feet of the disciples, echoing his earlier baptism as Judas leaves to go and betray Jesus.

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    poole-passion-2012-0133. Sanctus

    Jesus institutes the last supper with his disciples.

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    poole-passion-2012-0134. Gethsemene

    After Jesus prays in the Garden of Gethsemene, his betrayer arrives signaling to the Romans by kissing him. He is arrested and taken away.

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    poole-passion-2012-0135. Pilate

    Jesus is taken before the Roman Governor Pontius Pilate. Pilate washes his hands of Jesus and condemns him to be crucified.

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    poole-passion-2012-0136. Lament of the Tenebrae

    Jesus walks the Via Dolorosa, or the Way of Grief through Jerusalem before he ends up at the site of the crucifixion.

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    poole-passion-2012-0137. Golgotha

    Jesus reaches Golgotha, the scene of torture and torment. He is erected on a cross and crucified.

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    poole-passion-2012-0139. Resurrection

    Mary Magdalene, visiting the tomb finds that it is empty. A gardener appears to her, revealing himself as the risen Christ.

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    poole-passion-2012-01310. Agnus Dei

    The words of the Agnus Dei are “Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world. Have mercy on us. Grant us peace.”

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    poole-passion-2012-01311. Eleutheria

    Eleutheria is the Greek word for liberty, a phrase that sums up the resurrection.

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