The Appearance of Christ Before the People

Today we are mixing:

  • The Painting: “The Appearance of Christ Before the People” by Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov
  • The Soundtrack: “Peter denies Jesus” & “Mary goes to Jesus” by John Debney (“The Passion of the Christ” Soundtrack)

About the Painting

The Appearance of Christ Before the People or The Apparition of the Messiah is an oil painting on canvas, measuring 540 cm × 750 cm, by the Russian painter Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov (1806–1858).

The painting has been called his magnum opus and took twenty years to complete (1837–1857). The narrative of the painting is based on the first chapter of the Gospel according to John.

About the Soundtrack

We used two themes from “The Passion of The Christ” Soundtrack by John Debney.

The Passion of the Christ (or simply The Passion) is a 2004 American biblicaldrama film produced, co-written and directed by Mel Gibson and starring Jim Caviezel as Jesus of NazarethMaia Morgenstern as the Virgin Mary, and Monica Bellucci as Mary Magdalene. It depicts the Passion of Jesus largely according to the Gospels of MatthewMarkLuke and John. It also draws on pious accounts such as the Friday of Sorrows along with other devotional writings, such as the reputed Marian apparitions attributed to Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich

John Debney (born August 18, 1956) is an American composer and conductor of filmtelevision, and video game scores. His work encompases a variety of mediums and genres including comedyhorrorthriller, and action-adventure. He is a long-time collaborator of The Walt Disney Company, having written music for their films, television series, and theme parks.

Debney has been the recipient of three Primetime Emmy Awards, and an Academy Award nomination for his score for Mel Gibson‘s The Passion of the Christ (2004).

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