Matthäus-Passion, H.782 (Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel)




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Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, 1769
Misc. Notes Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (D-B): Bach P 70 (1)
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Work Title Matthäus-Passion
Alternative. Title Passions = Music von C.P.E. Bach
Composer Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Wq. deest; H. 782
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICB 161
Key G minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 36 movements
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1768-69
First Performance. 1769-02-05 in Petrikirche, Hamburg
Librettist Anna Luise Karsch (1722-1791),
Johann Joachim Eschenburg (1743-1820)
Language German
Dedication Good Friday (Parasceve)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 102 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation Vocal: 2 sopranos, alto, tenor, 2 basses; mixed chorus (SATB (Movement 2 SSATB))
Orchestra: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 horns (F/E), timpani, 2 cellos, strings, continuo