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BA5938-90

Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 - 1725 Version

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  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Editor: Manuel Bärwald
  • Arranger: Andreas Köhs
  • Instrumentation (this edition): Piano Reduction, SATB Choir
  • Originally for: SATB Choir, Orchestra
  • Work: St. John Passion, BWV 245
  • Work Languages: English, German
  • ISMN: 9790006543991
  • Size: 7.5 x 10.6 inches
  • Pages: 230
  • Urtext / Critical Edition

Description

Unlike Bach's other oratorio compositions, there is no definitive version of the St. John Passion. The first version of 1724 which is today's standard version represents a mixture of different readings. The second version of 1725 was performed under the direction of Bach himself and can therefore be considered authentic. in addition to a change in order of several movements, the second version differs from the earlier version by the use of the opening chorus "O Mensch, bewein".