Johann Sebastian Bach:
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
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.
- 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