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St. Matthew Passion (Matthaus-Passion)

By Johann Sebastian Bach

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Orchestra vocal soli, SATB/SATB choir, soprano voice in ripieno (cantus-firmus-chor for soprano), 2 orchestras - I: 2 recorders, 2 flutes, 2 oboes (2 oboe d'amore, 2 oboe d'caccia/english horn), viola da gamba, 2 violins, viola, basso continuo (cello, violone/doubl
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Klaus Hofmann. This edition: urtext. Stuttgart Urtext Edition: Bach vocal; Carus sheet music series: Vocal scores XL, Great choral works in small scorings. German title: Matthauspassion. Innovative practice aids, Passions, Lent and Passiontide, Holy Week. Full score. BWV 244. 296 pages. Duration 175 minutes. Carus Verlag #CV 31.244/01. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.3124401).

Item Number: CA.3124401

ISBN 9790007133085. Language: German/English.

Practical performing Urtext edition based on the latest state of Bach research. Every era hears and interprets Bach anew, and every era also evaluates the sources afresh and with new eyes. 40 years after the publication of the St. Matthew Passion in the New Bach Edition, Klaus Hofmann, Director of the Johann Sebastian Bach Institute Gottingen for many years and a contributing editor to the New Bach Edition, presents a new edition. Hofmann has placed the study of the sources at the service of musical practice and the detailed investigation of Bach's intentions. Bach scholars are well aware that Bach's original score and performance parts, running to almost 500 pages of music, are full of ambiguities and contradictions, particularly regarding articulation, which constantly challenge performers to new interpretations. Hofmann discusses these and other problems in a concise critical report, frequently arriving at new conclusions in the process. Extensive notes about parallel passages offer valuable help for interpretation. Special attention was devoted to the performance material with regard to practical needs. Thus, for example the text incipits are also printed in the instrumental parts (including tacet passages). In short - an Urtext edition for practical performance based on the latest findings in Bach research. Score available separately - see item CA.3124400.

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