J. S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion - Early Version BWV 244B (Wind Set)


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Media: Sheet Music
Arrangement: Choral (CHOR)
Skill Level: Advanced - Explain this
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Series: Barenreiter Urtext
Catalogue #: M006531660
ISBN: 9790006531660

Description

Bach’s St. Matthew Passion as we know it today evidently had a long history dating back before 1727. It is unclear whether the work performed at the Thomaskirche on Good Friday 1729 was based on a still earlier version. Whatever the case, the surviving version of 1729 presents the work in a form strikingly different from its later incarnation. For example, the opening section ends with the chorale “ Jesum lass ich nicht von mir ” which was replaced by the large-scale cantus firmus chorus “O Mensch , bewein dein Sünde gross” for the 1736 performance.

The well-known alto aria “Ach! nun ist mein Jesus hin ” is still assigned to a Bass in the earlier version, and the aria “ Komm süsses Kreuz ” calls for a Lute instead of the later Viola Da Gamba. Moreover, the pieces for double chorus only require a single continuo group.

Other differences can be found in the instrumental scoring and voice-leading. The early version of the St. Matthew Passion is thus a most interesting addition to the great concert repertoire.

The corresponding volume of the “New Bach Edition” (series II/volume 5b) serves as a conducting score. Full score and all performance material available for sale.

  • Attractive alternative to the well-known St. Matthew Passion.
  • Urtext from the “New Bach Edition”.
  • Straightforward and easy-to-play Piano reduction.
  • Unique to the market.



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Sales Rank: Not specified
Published on: 10/10/2006
Format: Parts
Length: 70 pages
Language: English
Publisher: Bärenreiter

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