Matthäus-Passion, H.802 (Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel)

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Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, 1788
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Misc. Notes Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (D-B): Mus.ms. Bach P 339 (3).
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Work Title Matthäus-Passion
Alternative. Title Passions-Cantate von dem weyl. Herrn Capellmeister Christian [sic.] Philipp Emanuel Bach
Composer Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. H.802 ; Wq.235
First Performance. 1789
First Publication. 1789
Language German
Dedication Louise Friderika
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation Vocal: 2 sopranos, 2 tenors, 2 basses, mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 flute, 2 oboes, bassoon, strings, continuo
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Misc. Comments

According to Wikipedia, the 6th and last known setting CPE Bach made of the St. Matthew text (his first was in 1769) and the last of his 21 known passion settings, as well. Also according to Wikipedia, "The Passions were never published in Bach's lifetime, and survive only in manuscript form"; the above keyboard reduction may be as close to publication as they got until the rediscovery of those (long lost) manuscripts in 1999 and the consequent project to engrave and publish them recently. - Schissel

Actually, the Keyboard reduction (Klavierauszug) was of the Passion Cantata of 1770, so I moved it there. - BachFan