Markus-Passion, H.783 (Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel)

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Copyist Otto Ernst Gregorius Schieferlein (1704–1787)
Publisher. Info. Manuscript, 1770.
Misc. Notes The Archive of the Sing-Akademie zu Berlin (D-Bsa): SA 22
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Editor Jeremias Conrad Piscator (1712–1788)
Publisher. Info. Hamburg: Piscator, 1770.
Misc. Notes Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (D-B): Mus. Tb 93
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General Information

Work Title Markus-Passion
Alternative. Title St. Mark Passion; Passions-Musik nach dem Evangelisten Marcus, Passio secundum Marcum; Passionsmusik nach dem Evang. Marcus di Sig. Homilius
Composer Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. H 783; Wq. deest; HoWV 1. 10
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICB 272
Key A major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 30 movements
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1769-70
First Performance. 1770-02-25 at Petrikirche Hamburg
1770-03-04 at Nikolaikirche Hamburg
1770-03-11 at Catherinenkirche Hamburg
1770-04-01 at Jakobikirche Hamburg
1770-04-08 at Michaeliskirche Hamburg
First Publication. 1770
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 60 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation Voices: 2 sopranos, alto, 2 tenors, 2 basses; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 flutes/2 oboes, bassoon, 2 horns, 2 violoncelli, strings, continuo
External Links RISM - the RISM entry that contains the H number "783". refers to Bach as the "bearbeiter" (arranger) of Gottfried August Homilius' passion. It has a different set of voices than the uploader provided (STTBB as opposed to SSATTBB). Actually, if you look at the specifically for the work part of RISM (which I used for the listing, and which is reflected in the parts), what I listed is spot-on. The score associated with the work on Bach Digital (D-Bsa SA 37) is actually Emanuel Bach's copy of the original basis (HoWV I.10), which,for some reason, was included as source material only for this work (even though it was also source material for other works). Hence, the tags should be restored.--BachFan 17:42, 11 January 2019 (CET)

Misc. Comments

Until voicings are established firmly, this is tagged generically for voices.