Matthäuspassion, BWV 244b (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Misc. Notes Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (D-B): Mus. ms. Bach P 26
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Editor Johann Christoph Farlau (ca.1735-after 1770)
Johann Friedrich Agricola (1720-1774) (Libretto)
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Misc. Notes Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (D-B), Amalien-Bibliothek: Am.6
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Editor Alfred Dörffel (1821–1905)
Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 41
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1894. Plate B.W. XLI.
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Work Title Passio Domini nostri Iesu Christi secundum Matthaeum
Alternative. Title St. Matthew Passion ; The Passion According to St Matthew ; Passionsmusik nach dem Evangelisten Matthäus
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 244b ; BC D 3a
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 390
Key E minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 parts in 68 numbers (numbering varies according to edition)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1727, rev. 1729
First Performance. 1727-04-11 in Leipzig, Thomaskirche
1729-04-15 in Leipzig, Thomaskirche (repeat)
First Publication. 1894, 1972
Librettist Christian Friedrich Henrici (1700–1764), as Picander
Language German
Dedication Good Friday (Parasceve)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 2 hours, 45 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation voices, chorus, 2 orchestras
Voices (SSAATTBB)
First and Second Maid, Pilate's Wife (sopranos)
Evangelist (tenor) Witnesses (alto, tenor)
Jesus, Peter, Judas, Caiaphas, Pilate, Pontifices I and II (basses)
Arias (soprano, alto, tenor bass)
Mixed Choruses (SATB/SATB)
Orchestra 1
2 flutes, 2 oboes/oboes d'amore/oboes da caccia, lute, strings, continuo
Orchestra 2
2 flutes, 2 oboes/oboes d'amore/oboes da caccia, strings, continuo
Primary Sources Bach Digital (source list)
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com
Extra Information Manuscript title page transcription

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Passions and Oratorios (BWV 244-249) by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • BWV 248 Weihnachts-Oratorium (Psalm 117)
  • BWV 249 Cantata
  • BWV 249/1 Kommt, eilet und laufet
  • BWV 249/2 Oster-Oratorium
  • BWV 249a Entfliehet, verschwindet, entweichet, ihr Sorgen
  • BWV 249b Verjaget, zerstreuet, zerrütet, ihr Sterne