Markus-Passion Pasticcio, BC D 5 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

This work was created or modified from an original by Friedrich Nicolaus Bruhns (1637-1718) by J.S. Bach.
Arranged for a Leipzig performance. Bach's additions: BWV 500a, BWV 1084
Includes 7 arias from the Brockes-Passion, HWV 48 by Handel.
Formerly attributed to Reinhard Keiser (1674-1739).

Sheet Music


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Copyist Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach (1732-1795)
Anon. L. 30
Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1743-48).
Misc. Notes Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (D-B): N. Mus. ms. 468
The figuring is in J.S. Bach's hand.
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General Information

Work Title Markus-Passion pasticcio (2. Leipziger Fassung)
Alternative. Title Marcus Passion angeblich von R. Keiser NB enthält 6 Arien aus der Brockschen Paßion von Händel
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV deest (NBA Serie II:5) ; BC D 5 ; VBN I/K/2
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Key G minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 47 (60) movements (in 2 parts)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1743-48 ca.
First Performance. 1747-03-31 in Leipzig, Nikolaikirche (or 1748-04-12 in Thomaskirche)
Language German
Dedication Good Friday (Parasceve)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 90 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
Solo Voices
soprano, alto, 2 tenors, bass
Mixed Chorus (SATB)
2 oboes, 2 bassoons, strings, continuo
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