Jesus recitative now accompanied by flowing Continuo part rather than chordal. In the middle of the hearing, a chorale (22) interrupts the argument, which is a discussion about freedom and captivity. The opening chorus continues by taking up the questions and answers by Chorus I and II again, now adding: Sehet — Was? This page was last edited on 5 January 2021, at 20:55. Kommt, ihr Töchter, helft mir klagen – O Lamm Gottes unschuldig (Chorus I & II – Cantus firmus by ripieno soprano choir), 29. In the center of the five parts is the court hearing which confronts Jesus, Pilate, and the people. Most chorale texts were written in the 16th and 17th century,[6] by authors of the Reformation such as Martin Luther, Martin Schalling and Michael Weiße, and by hymn writers including Paul Gerhardt and Johann Heermann. (My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Bach's large choral composition in two parts on German text, written to be performed in a Lutheran service on Good Friday, is based on the Passion, as told in two chapters from the Gospel of John (John 18 and John 19) in the translation by Martin Luther, with two short interpolations from the Gospel of Matthew (in the earliest version, one is from the Gospel of Matthew and one from the Gospel of Mark). The music of the cantata consisted largely of music adapted from the St Matthew Passion. "Ach Herr, laß dein lieb Engelein" (Ah Lord, let your own angels dear)[8] is stanza 3 of Martin Schalling's 1569 hymn "Herzlich lieb hab ich dich, o Herr".[8][29]. "Christus, der uns selig macht" (Christ, who has made us blessed),[8] stanza 1 of Michael Weiße's 1531 hymn, summarizes what Jesus has to endure, even though he is innocent ("made captive, ... falsely indicted, and mocked and scorned and bespat"). 14) where Jesus predicts that Peter will deny him three times before the cock crows. [13] A final, fifth version, revised between 1739 and 1749, was never performed in Bach's lifetime. ), he is supposed to have called Elijah. It was possibly performed in 1728 and definitely in 1732. ", The narration follows Jesus' instructions for securing the upper room for Passover, and the beginning of the Last Supper. These are not always sung by all different soloists. Bach was Thomaskantor (i.e., Cantor, and responsible for the music in the church) since 1723. The chorale melody soars above the sorrowful questions and … In this version the Passion was written for two choruses and orchestras. 1, Chorus I/II: "Kommt, Ihr Töchter, Helft Mir Klagen"", "St. Matthew Choral movements come in two additional formats (apart from the turba and dialogue with soloist roles already mentioned above): Cornerstone choral movements, or chorale fantasias: these are the extended movements, typically used to open or close both parts of the oratorio. A number of passages for several speakers, called turba (crowd) parts, are sung by one of the two choirs or both. He added five movements from his Weimarer Passion, with three texts now thought to be by Christoph Birkmann. [2] A setting of the then-popular Brockes Passion libretto, largely consisting of such paraphrasing, could not be done without replacing the paraphrases by actual Gospel text. Direct speech sections of the Gospel text are brought by other singers in the same "secco" format (e.g. This is notable in "O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß", the conclusion of the first half – a movement which Bach also used as an opening chorus for the second version (1725) of his St John Passion (later – ca. The next call by Chorus I is Seht ihn (See him! Bach: St Matthew Passion バッハ合唱団 、 デイヴィッド・ウィルコックス 、 アルフレーダ・ホジソン 0.0 After more than forty years as a conductor and over a quarter … Listen to Bach: St. Matthew's Passion (Highlights) by Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, Sandor Frigyes & Jeunesses Musicales Chorus on Apple Music. [23] Carl Friedrich Zelter had been head of the Sing-Akademie since 1800. [28] Around December 1828 – January 1829 Devrient persuaded Felix that the two of them should approach Zelter to get the Sing-Akademie to support their project. 1730 – he reverted to the originally composed "Herr, unser Herrscher" there). At eleven moments in the Passion, stanzas from Lutheran chorales reflect the narration. The "immediate, dramatic quality" of the "kind of musical equivalent of the Passion Play" relies on the setting of the interaction between the historical persons (Jesus, Pilate, Peter, Maid, Servant) and the crowd ("soldiers, priests, and populace").[2]. Part Two is opened by a dialog between the alto soloist deploring her lost Jesus and choir II offering help in searching for him, quoting Song of Songs 6:1 (Wo ist denn dein Freund hingegangen). — Where? Some musicologists regard movement 24 as the conclusion of scene 3, the aria "Eilt, ihr angefocht'nen Seelen" which locates the action from the courthouse to Golgotha, the calvary. [8][25], The eighth chorale, movement 28, is related to Jesus telling his mother and John to take care of each other. [8][23][24], The seventh chorale, movement 26, ends the scene of the court hearing, after Pilate refuses to change the inscription. Stream songs including "St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244: No.1 Chorus … It was compiled by an unknown author, who partly used existing text: from the Brockes Passion (Der für die Sünde der Welt Gemarterte und Sterbende Jesus, aus den IV Evangelisten, Hamburg, 1712 and 1715) by Barthold Heinrich Brockes, he copied the text for movements 7, 19, 20, 24, 32, 34, 35 (partly) and 39; he found movement 13 in Christian Weise's Der Grünen Jugend Nothwendige Gedanken (Leipzig, 1675) and took from Postel's Johannes-Passion (c. 1700) movements 19 (partly), 22 and 30. The St Matthew Passion is the second of two Passion settings by Bach that have survived in their entirety, the first being the St John Passion, first performed in 1724. 29, concluding Part One, is a four-part setting of the chorale "Jesum lass ich nicht von mir" instead of the chorale fantasia on "O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß".[5]. The St Matthew Passion has been presented in staged performances. Bach St Matthew Passion: Text, Translation and Musical Notes On the occasion of the centenary of the first performance of the St Matthew Passion in Aberdeen in 1912, Peter Parfitt, … [8][28], The eleventh chorale, movement 40, ends the Passion. In version 3, after Bach wrote his St Matthew Passion, he returned the opening chorus Herr, unser Herrscher and the final chorus Ruht wohl to their initial position, but removed the Gospel passages from Matthew and the closing chorale. They are sung by soloists with a variety of instrumental accompaniments, typical of the oratorio style. 18) Jesus asks his followers several times to support him but they fall asleep while he is praying in agony. Slight change in voice-leading and other details. The sopranos sing the cantus firmus, the other voices interpret aspects of the narration. Upon Jesus' declaration that one of the twelve will betray him in 9d, they ask him "Lord, is it I?" [13], The Bible text used for Part One is Matthew 26:1–56. ), are sung without this "halo". In many arias a solo instrument or more create a specific mood, such as the central soprano aria No. Typically, these are done with all performers in street clothes or neutral costumes, the orchestras on stage, at least the soloists singing without scores from memory, and the words acted out in a solemn, melodramatic fashion with only a minimal stage set. He also dispensed with the Lute and the Viola d'amore, replacing them with an Organ and Violini con sordino. In the 1727/1729 version, this part is concluded by a four-part setting of verse 6 of the Chorale "Meinen Jesum laß ich nicht (Jesum laß ich nicht von mir)". This was performed in 1724. Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 English Translation in Interlinear Format Saint Matthew Passion BWV 244 Event: Good Friday Text: Christian Friedrich Henrici (Picander), based on Matthäus … This is listed as BC D 2c. An anonymous poet supplied a few texts himself, quoted from other Passion texts and inserted various stanzas of chorales by nine hymn writers. Bach did not differentiate the vox Christi (voice of Christ), singing the words of Jesus, from the other bass recitatives and arias, nor the evangelist from the tenor arias. The Evangelist, a tenor voice, sings the Gospel text in a declamatory style called secco recitative, that is, with only a continuo accompaniment. Bach often uses madrigalisms, as in "Buß und Reu", where the flutes start playing a raindrop-like staccato as the alto sings of drops of his tears falling. One is the double-choir format, which stems from his own double-choir motets and those of many other composers with which he routinely started Sunday services. The other is the extensive use of chorales, which appear in standard four-part settings, as interpolations in arias, and as a cantus firmus in large polyphonic movements. 30). It is listed as BC D 2e.[31]. The narration of the Gospel texts is sung by the tenor Evangelist in secco recitative accompanied only by continuo. It is surrounded by two choral movements, which not only both ask for the crucifixion of Jesus, but also use the same musical motifs, the second time intensified. Recitative and Aria for alto (from Chorus I), with a dialogue with Chorus II ("Wohin?") In response, Bach performed the Brockes-Passion of his friend, Georg Philipp Telemann (TVWV 5:1). and Aria (with Chorus II: Ich will bei meinem Jesu wachen) for tenor, Aria for soprano and alto (with Chorus II: Laßt ihn, haltet, bindet nicht!) There was a second performance on 21 March, also sold out. In the St Matthew Passion there are three such extended choral movements: the opening chorus ("Kommt, ihr Töchter, helft mir klagen", text by Picander and. The oldest chorale Bach used in the St Matthew Passion dates from 1525. The Bach Compendium lists it as BC D 2a. The St Matthew Passion tells the story … The interpolated texts theologically and personally interpret the Gospel texts. Jesus and all other male characters are sung by a bass (including Peter and Pilate) or tenor (servant); female characters (such as the Maid) are sung by a soprano, while the people who are often summarily called die Jüden (the Jews), the servants of the High Priest, and the soldiers are sung by a four-part chorus (SATB) in dramatic turba movements. At Golgatha (No. While soprano and alto mourn (in duet, No. As in other Passion oratorios the backbone of the structure is the narration of the Gospel, in this case chapters 26 and 27 of the Gospel of Matthew in the German translation of the Luther Bible. Bach." "O hilf, Christe, Gottes Sohn" (O help, Christ, Son of God)[8] is stanza 8 of Weiße's hymn (15). Choir II consists of SATB voices, violin I, violin II, viola, viola da gamba, cello, two traversos, two oboes (d'amore) and possibly continuo. Listen to Bach: St. Matthew Passion by Peter Schreier, Rundfunkchor Leipzig & Staatskapelle Dresden on Apple Music. Wir setzen uns mit Tränen nieder (Chorus I & II). All choral sections and instrumental ritornellos now include a. William Sterndale Bennett became a founder of the Bach Society of London in 1849 with the intention of introducing Bach's works to the English public. The soloists included Charlotte Helen Sainton-Dolby. [9], Bach revised the Passion by 1736, for a performance on Good Friday 30 March 1736. "[26], In 1827, Felix and a few friends began weekly sessions to rehearse the Passion. Listen to Schütz: St. Matthew Passion by Dieter Kurz & Stuttgart Opera Choir on Apple Music. Namely, the opening chorus from Bach’s St. Matthew Passion: “Kommt, ihr Töchter, helft mir klagen” (Come, daughters, help me lament): Today’s Gospel reading is the Passion story according to St. Matthew: Matthew … However, though he had stopped at measure 42 of Movement 10, he continued to work on this revision, as shown by the copyists' score and parts. The St Matthew Passion was not heard in more or less its entirety outside Leipzig until 1829, when the twenty-year-old Felix Mendelssohn performed a version in Berlin, with the Berlin Singakademie, to great acclaim. [12] Other versions were performed between 1728 and 1732 (version 3),[10] and in 1749 (version 4). Voice-leading and instrumental notation and Continuo part altered. 49, "Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben", where the absence of strings and basso continuo mark a desperate loss of security. 15 has four sharps (E major), No. This was sung only in 1742 and 1743–1746 and had been played on the organ before. (Lord, is it I?) This page was last edited on 16 January 2021, at 04:00. Casino (1995 Film) "Matthaus Passion" chapters 26 and 27. 17 appears to be missing, and movement No. "), choir I reflecting: "Your grave and headstone shall, for the anxious conscience, be a comfortable pillow and the resting place for the soul. Devrient was especially enthusiastic, hoping to sing the part of Jesus as he eventually did. 27a) Jesus's arrest, the chorus make angry interjections (Laßt ihn, haltet, bindet nicht!). He began a new score which covers 12 movements. St. Matthew describes the tearing of the Temple curtain and an earthquake – set to music by Bach. 58) Jesus and two others are crucified and mocked by the crowd. The presenter and explicator was Leonard Bernstein, who introduced the St Matthew Passion as "that glorious work that started me off on my own private passion for Bach."[33]. When the cantus firmus has died out, Chorus I and II return to the first three lines of the text, from measure 82 until the conclusion of the chorus in measure 90. [8][clarification needed], The second chorale, movement 5, ends the first scene, after Jesus remarks that he has to be obedient. Bach wanted to … 1 by Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra, Géza Oberfrank, Istvan Gati & Hungarian Festival Chorus on Apple Music. Recitative for bass, tenor, alto and soprano, with Chorus II singing Mein Jesu, gute Nacht!. — auf unsre Schuld (Look! Many composers wrote musical settings of the Passion in the late 17th century. "O große Lieb, o Lieb ohn alle Maße" (O mighty love, O love beyond all measure)[8] is stanza 7 of Johann Heermann's 1630 hymn "Herzliebster Jesu, was hast du verbrochen". 38) Peter is told three times that he belongs to Jesus and denies it three times – then the cock crows. The work is divided into two parts to be performed before and after the sermon of the Good Friday service. [27] One of the group was Eduard Devrient, a baritone and since 1820 one of the principal singers at the Berlin Royal Opera. soloists sing arias, in most cases preceded by an accompagnato recitative, and occasionally in a dialogue with the choir. Outside in the courtyard (No. On the way to the crucifixion site (No. Essentially a reworking of the 1724 Version, this version is the most detail-oriented revision of the work. 55) Simon of Cyrene is forced to carry the cross. Because Bach never intended the St. Matthew Passion to be "easy listening". (How?) He wasn't even interested in a string of hits – which the work undeniably is. [21] Specifically, in 1780, the Cantor, Doles, had three of Bach's Passions performed, assumed to include the St. John and St. Matthew, and "possibly the St. [5], Klagt, Kinder, klagt es aller Welt, BWV 244a, a cantata of which only the text is extant, was performed 24 March 1729 in Köthen at a memorial service held some months after the death of Leopold, Prince of Anhalt-Köthen. [11] Bach performed a second version on Good Friday a year later, 30 March 1725. Picander wrote text for recitatives and arias, and for the large scale choral movements that open and close the Passion. Matthew 26:1–2 places the first scene two days before the Passover feast. — seht die Geduld (See it! Now 12c ends in Measure 31 and Movement 33 is eliminated altogether (replaced by a lost Sinfonia). 10, "Ich bin's, ich sollte büßen" ("It is I who should suffer"), after eleven disciples asked "Herr, bin ich's?" 27b) furiously demands against the Jews who arrested Jesus "Zertrümmre, verderbe, verschlinge, zerschelle/ Mit plötzlicher Wut/Den falschen Verräter, das mördrische Blut!" "Bach's Chorus: A Preliminary Report. Diminished seventh chords and sudden modulations accompany Jesus's apocalyptic prophecies. 37) where two witnesses report Jesus having spoken about destroying the Temple and building it again in three days. 66) officials remind Pilate of the talk of resurrection and ask for guards and a seal for the grave to prevent fraud. In the revision of 1743–1746, it is also these words (the Vox Christi) that receive a sustained continuo part. The St Matthew Passion was composed as to perform a single work from both organ lofts at the same time: Chorus and orchestra I would occupy the large organ loft, and Chorus and orchestra II performed from the small organ loft. The dialogue with these questions is repeated, and then, from measure 30, Chorus I sings the text of the incipit again while in ripieno sopranos sing the first two lines of Nikolaus Decius' chorale "O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig" (O Lamb of God, innocent) as the cantus firmus. a soprano voice sings the words spoken by Pontius Pilate's wife), except for: Apart from the Evangelist and the Vox Christi the dramatis personae of these Gospel sections of the St Matthew Passion consists of: In between the sections or scenes of the Gospel text, other texts are sung as a meditation or underlining the action, in a variety of formats: In the scheme below indentation indicates the type of movement: 1. [8][20], The sixth chorale, movement 17, comments in two more stanzas from "Herzliebster Jesu" (3), after Jesus addresses the different people of his kingdom. 1727 sacred oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach, Versions and contemporaneous performances, First version (BWV 244.1, previously 244b), Funeral cantata for Köthen (BWV 1143, previously 244a), Passion performances in the St. Thomas Church, Later revisions and performances (BWV 244.2, previously 244), Herzliebster Jesu, was hast du verbrochen, Without text (played by organ only) in older versions of the Passion, Klagt, Kinder, klagt es aller Welt, BWV 244a, St Matthew Passion structure § Numbering of the movements, List of chorale harmonisations by Johann Sebastian Bach § BWV 244–244b, Learn how and when to remove this template message. "Jesu, der du warest tot, lebest nun ohn' Ende" (Jesus, you who suffered death, now live forever)[8] is the final stanza of Stockmann's hymn (14). The alto aria No. The third chorale, movement 11, is inserted after Jesus asks those who are beating him for justification. [19][8], The fifth chorale, movement 15, opens Part II and the third scene. ), Chorus I replying with den Bräutigam (the bridegroom – implying Christ). 17 has three flats (E-flat major), No. This is by far the most unusually chromatic setting of this chorale tune (Befiehl du deine Wege/O Haupt, voll Blut und Wunden) found in the Passion, occurring at the high point of intensity at the death of Jesus. [24] He had been hired to teach music theory to both Felix Mendelssohn and his sister Fanny. The St Matthew Passion was composed as to perform a single work from both organ lofts at the same time: Chorus and orchestra I would occupy the large organ loft, and Chorus and orchestra II performed … One chorale accompanies the bass soloist in an aria (32). As Christoph Wolff observes: "The fragmentary revised score constitutes an extensive stylistic overhaul with painstaking improvements to the part-writing and a partial restructuring of the instrumentation; particular attention was paid to the word-setting in the recitatives and the continuo accompaniment. Five chorales conclude a scene (in movements 5, 14, 26, 37 and 40); while a chorale opens Part II (15). 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S. Bach: Johannes-Passion – Eine musikalische Analyse", "Die Passionsgeschichte vom Leiden und Sterben Jesu Christi in der musikalischen Interpretation von J.S. "Dein Will gescheh, Herr Gott, zugleich" (Your will be done, Lord God, alike)[8] is stanza 4 of Luther's 1539 hymn "Vater unser im Himmelreich,[8] a paraphrase of the Lord's Prayer.[17]. In this version, Bach reverted to the original layout (thus discarding the previous revisions and additions). Bach worked together with his librettist, Christian Friedrich Henrici, known as Picander[4] who published the text of the libretto of the St Matthew Passion in 1729. "[30] – See the endurance) and ultimately Seht — Wohin? Soloists sing the words of various characters, also in recitative; in addition to Jesus, there are named parts for Judas, Peter, two high priests (Pontifex I & II), Pontius Pilate, Pilate's wife (Uxor Pilati), two witnesses (Testis I & II) and two ancillae (maids). [22], In 1824, Felix Mendelssohn's maternal grandmother Bella Salomon had given him a copy of the score of the Passion. Bach led the first performance on 7 April 1724[10] at the Nikolaikirche (St. Nicholas)[11] as part of a Vesper service for Good Friday. Bach led the first performance on 7 April 1724 in Leipzig's Nikolaikirche. 43), is impressed and is inclined to release him, as it was customary to release one prisoner for the holiday, supported in this by his wife. [11][12] This article is written using the NBA numbering system. Luke". Johann Sebastian Bach is widely regarded the greatest musical genius of all time. The word Herr appears 11 times, once for each disciple except Judas Iscariot. Bach's recitatives often set the mood for the particular passages by highlighting emotionally charged words such as "crucify", "kill", or "mourn" with chromatic melodies. It sets chapters 26 and 27 of the Gospel of Matthew (in the Luther Bible) to music, with interspersed chorales and arias. In the morning (No. Voice-leading and instrumental notation altered; Most extensive revision in voice-leading and instrumental notation. Other times only one chorus sings (chorus I always takes the parts of the disciples) or they alternate, for example when "some bystanders" say "He's calling for Elijah", and "others" say "Wait to see if Elijah comes to help him. The original Latin title Passio secundum Joannem translates to "Passion according to John". In the 1727/1729 version, the soloist is a bass. [14], Wolff writes: "Bach experimented with the St John Passion as he did with no other large-scale composition",[11] possible by the work's structure with the Gospel text as its backbone and interspersed features that could be exchanged. [2] That was the option chosen by Bach for his 1724 St John Passion. There are no extant Flute parts for this version, so the movements that normally require them have violins instead. 56, "Yes, of course this flesh and blood in us / want to be forced to the cross; / the better it is for our soul, / the more bitter it feels.". Three chorales are written by Paul Gerhardt and Bach included five stanzas from his O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden. Voices appear in one of three columns, depending on the text source: Bible, contemporary poetic reflection, or chorale. [11], In version 5 (never performed), possibly dating from as early 1739, Bach returned to the first version, but revised it thoroughly. Part I ends with a chorale fantasia that is based on the opening chorus of the St John Passion in its second version, also performed by both choirs in unison, whereas the opening chorus is for double … The available information derives from extant early manuscripts, contemporary publications of the libretto, and circumstantial data, for instance in documents archived by the Town Council of Leipzig. in the Aria. At the garden of Gethsemane (No. He used three alternative arias, one of them with a chorale sung by the choir, and replaced the two closing movements, the chorus Ruht wohl and the chorale Ach Herr, laß dein lieb Engelein with the chorale fantasia on "Christe, du Lamm Gottes" (Christ, you Lamb of God),[11] the German Agnus Dei, published in Braunschweig in 1528. ", "St Matthew Passion – German to English translation in interlinear format", "Fünftes Buch: Leipziger Jahre von 1723–1734" pp. Here at last was a St Matthew Passion that was compatible with the 140 voices of Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia. Zelter had a supply of J. S. Bach scores and was an admirer of Bach's music but he was reluctant to undertake public performances. Many of them include the listener into the action, such as the chorale No. Preceding this, Jesus is greeted in mockery as a king, corresponding in motif to the later request that Pilate should change the inscription saying he is "the King of the Jews" to "He said: I am the King of the Jews".[9]. Bach added some instruments which were already old-fashioned at the time in arias for special effects, such as the archlute (Version I and 1739-1749 revision only, replaced by Organ and/or Harpsichord), the viola d'amore and the viola da gamba (Vg). [11] Before, it had been part of his Weimarer Passion of 1717. 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