This piece of music, from Bach’s St Matthew Passion, describes Peter’s lament after having denied knowing Jesus three times. The text is adapted from the. Erbarme dich, mein Gott (“Have mercy Lord, My God, for the sake of my tears”) the meltingly beautiful alto aria from Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, portrays Peter’s . Bach, Johann Sebastian Erbarme dich from Matthew Passion sheet music Bach wrote hundreds of pieces for organ, choir, as well as many other instruments.

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Copyist Hermann Kretzschmar — The call-and-response singing was thrillingly intense and I had expected the rest of the piece to be just as grandly dramatic — in the style of that other Good Friday favourite Parsifal.

A scene in Bethany No. The opening chorus continues by taking up the questions and answers by Chorus I and II again, now adding: Erbzrme Selmar Bagge Jesus is silent to this, but his answer to the question if he is the Son of God is considered a sacrilege calling for his death.

Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4. Blute nur Part I, No. St Matthew Passion discography.

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? See the wikipedia article about the structure for alternate systems.


St Matthew Passion – Wikipedia

II Piano Solo C. Monday 31 December Ich will hier bei dir stehen. Zelter had a supply of J. Page size is Zelter was reluctant but eventually gave his approval; that of the Singakademie board followed.

Can non-Christians appreciate Bach’s St Matthew Passion?

The words of Jesus, also termed Vox Christi voice of Christusually receive special treatment. Contents 1 Performances 1.

In Leipzig it was not allowed to paraphrase the words of the Gospel in a Passion presentation on Good Friday. 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.

In the evening No. This section needs additional citations for verification. Masses, magnificat, passions and oratorios by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Creative Commons Attribution 3. The St Matthew Passion is set for two choirs and two orchestras. Evangelist List of compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Bach – Erbarme dich from Matthew Passion sheet music for Voice

When Felix Mendelssohn was preparing his revival performance of the Passion in in Berlin the first performance outside Leipzighe cut out “ten arias about a third of themseven choruses about half[but] only a few of the chorales,” which “emphasized the drama of the Passion story We’re all like that.

At the garden of Gethsemane No.

Universal Editionn. 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. Arranger Robert Schaab After a few words of introduction by the Evangelist, the first words of Christ, set as an accompagnato recitative with slow strings, contain an ominous prediction of his imminent fate.


Highly contented, there the eyes fall asleep. Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben No.

Bach – Erbarme dich from Matthew Passion sheet music for Voice –

In the and — versions, a ripieno soprano choir was added to dicj soprano line. Their first performance was effectively publicized in six consecutive issues of the Berliner Allgemeine Musikalische Zeitungfounded and edited efbarme Adolf Bernhard Marx.

Recitative with Chorus II: The St Matthew Passion German: All sentences of the first stanza of Decius’ hymn are used as cantus firmus throughout the movement by the ripienists. 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:. I said I was Muslim.