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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In this version the Passion was written for two choruses and orchestras.

Bach – Erbarme dich from Matthew Passion sheet music for Voice

The interpolated texts theologically and personally interpret the Gospel texts. O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden. Excerpts of the work were performed on the American television program Omnibus on 31 March in the episode “The Music of J. Zelter had a supply of J. Then an agitated chorus jumps ggott Could I, a non-Christian, fully appreciate such a work? The narration of the Gospel texts is sung by the tenor Evangelist in secco recitative accompanied only by continuo.

Since it is usually assumed that Bach’s St Matthew Passion was first performed on Good Friday 11 April[3] although its first performance may have been as late as Good Friday as older sources assert.


While soprano and alto mourn in duet, No.

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

Monday 31 December The first two lines of the hymn are a rhetorical question: Recitative with Chorus II: A St Matthew Passion veteran, she heard new things every time she came. William Sterndale Bennett became a founder of the Bach Society hach London in with the intention of introducing Bach’s works to the English public.

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These are not always sung by all different soloists. On the way to the crucifixion site No. Es dient zu meinen Freuden. Page size is 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. Mendelssohn’s revival brought the music of Bach, particularly the large-scale works, to public and scholarly attention although the St John Passion had been rehearsed by the Singakademie in Arranger Salomon Jadassohn As part of his studies he was visiting the Sufi prayer sessions I sometimes attend, and I took the chance the question him about a piece of music I had always been curious about: For other uses, see St Matthew Passion disambiguation.

The Evangelista tenor voice, sings the Gospel text in a declamatory style called secco recitativethat is with only a continuo accompaniment. Chorus and orchestra I would occupy the large organ loft, and Chorus and orchestra II performed from the small organ loft.


Javascript is required for this feature. Retrieved from ” https: The Passion story is devastating for a non-Christian — but how much more so if you believe the man being crucified was God incarnate! 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.

O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig. Only his final wordsin AramaicEli, Eli lama asabthani?

Bach’s “Erbarme dich, mein Gott”

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Ich will bei meinem Jesu wachen Part I, No.

This page was last edited on 22 Decemberat We’re all like that. Bach then revised it again between and Arranger Selmar Bagge This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. Arranger Paul De Bra. Bach did not number the sections of the St Matthew Passionall of them vocal movements erbsrme, but twentieth-century scholars have done so.