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Georg Philipp Telemann
Brockes Passion, TWV 5:1

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TWV 5:1

German Title

Der für die Sünden der Welt gemarterte und sterbende Jesus, passion oratorio for chorus & orchestra ("Brockes-Passion")

English Title

Jesus Who was Tortured for the Sins of the World

Event

Oratorio Passion for Good Friday, written for concert performance rather than church use.

Composed

Composed by Georg Philipp Telemann - Hamburg, 1716; Revised: Hamburg, 1722

1st performance: during Lenten Season 1716, Frankfurt am Main Barfüßerkirche
Repeated Lenten Season 1717 or 1718, Hamburg and Augsburg (no date or venue, source Telemann 1718 autobiography)
Repeated Good Friday, March 26, 1717 in Leipzig New Church (first Leipzig performance of a Passion oratorio, Gottfried Vogler, organist & music director)
Repeated April 4 (Tuesday in Holy Week) 1719, Hamburg Reventher Dom
Repeated March 21, 1720, Hamburg Drillhaus
60 movements in omnibus Brockes Pasticcio Passion, March 22, 26, 28 & 30, 1722 (Hamburg Cathedral)
Possibly repeated Lenten Season 1723
Repeated March 28 (Wednesday in Holy Week), 1725, Hamburg Drillhaus
Repeated March 25 (Holy Thursday), 1728, Hamburg Drillhaus.
Repeat performances: Hamburg, 1719, 1722, 1723 and 1730 in series of passion performances, with the Brockes text being presented for artistic comparison in four different settings (of R. Keiser, G.P. Telemann, G.F. Handel and J. Mattheson) on a series of four evenings.
G.P. Telemannís work was heard in central and south Germany and in Riga, and figured in the concert repertory in Stockholm in the 1730ís, integrgrated into anoth pacticcio along with G.F. Handelís setting
[liner notes to recording by R. Jacobs listed below]

Performance by J.S. Bach: at Nikolaikirche in Leipzig on Good Friday March 27, 1739
[Christoph Wolff: Johann Sebastian Bach The Learned Musician (W.W. Norton & Company, 2000), p. 295]

Text

Barthold Heinrich Brockes (1712)
All 117 Brockes movements set to music.

German Text | Translations: English-3

Scoring

Soloists: 7 Sopranos, 2 Altos, 4 Tenors, 5 Basses; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra:

Persons:
Evangelist - Tenor
Jesus - Bass
Daughter of Zion - Soprano
Faithful Soul (I) - Soprano
Faithful Soul (II) - Soprano
Maria - Soprano
1st Maid - Soprano
2nd Maid - Soprano
3rd Maid - Soprano
Faithful Soul (III) - Alto
Judas - Alto
Peter - Tenor
Centurion - Tenor
John - Tenor
James - Bass
Caiphas - Bass
Pilate - Bass
An Armed Servant - Bass

Score

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BGA: - | NBA: - | BC: | | First Published: 1722

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Brockes-Passion - Discussions

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Complete Recordings

1

G.P. Telemann: Brockes Passion [P-2]

 
 

G.P. Telemann: Brockes Passion, TWV 5:1

Nicholas McGegan (Harpsichord, Conductor)

Stadtsingechor Halle (Chorus Master: Dorothea Kohler) / Capella Savaria (on period instruments)

Tenor [Evangelist:]: Martin Klietmann; Baritone [Jesus]: István Gáti; Soprano [Daughter of Zion]: Mária Zádori; Soprano [Faithful Soul (I) / Maria]: Aimée Blatmann; Soprano [Faithful Soul (II)]: Katalin Farkas; Mezzo-soprano [Faithful Soul (III)]: Annette Markert; Counter-tenor [Judas]: Ralf Popken; Tenor [Peter / Centurion]: Guy de Mey
Soloists of Stadtsingechor Halle: Tenor [John]: Bernhard Kluttig; Bass [James]: Sebastian Knäuter; Baritone [Caiphas / Pilate]: Gunter Burzynski; Baritone [An Armed Servant]: Mario Wagner; Soprano [1st Maid]: Claudius Wand; Soprano [2nd Maid]: Stephan Malik; Soprano [3rd Maid]: André Ziepinski
David Bowles (Cello); Imre Mohl (Bassoon); György Janzsó (Double Bass)

Hungaroton 31130-32

Jan 15-30, 1990

3-CD / TT: 156:10

Recorded at Savaria Museum, Szombathely, Hungary.
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2

Telemann: Brockes-Passion [P-1]

 
 

G.P. Telemann: Brockes Passion, TWV 5:1 - 1719 version

René Jacobs

RIAS-Kammerchor / Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Tenor [Evangelist, Faithful Soul VI]: Daniel Behle; Baritone [Jesus, Faithful Soul V]: Johannes Weisser; Soprano [Daughter of Zion I, Faithful Soul I, Maria, 3rd Maid]: Birgitte Christensen; Soprano [Daughter of Zion II, Faithful Soul II, 2nd Maid]: Lydia Teuscher; Mezzo-soprano [Judas, Faithful Soul III, 1st Maid]: Marie-Claude Chappuis; Tenor [Petrus, Pilatus, Faithful Soul IV, Hauptmann]: Donát Havár

Harmonia Mundi 902013/14

Mar 2008

2-CD / TT: 139:26

Recorded at Teldex Studio Berlin, Germany.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (November 2008 - October 2010)
Thanks to contributors: William Hoffman (October 2010), David Glenn Lebut Jr. (April 2010)

Georg Philipp Telemann: Short Biography | Cantata BWV 141 | Cantata BWV 160 | Cantata BWV 218 | Cantata BWV 219 | Passions-Pasticcio BWV 1088 | Motet Jauchzet dem Herrn, alle Welt, BWV Anh 160 | Cantata Hier ist mein Herz, geliebter Jesu, TWV 1:795 | Cantata Ich freue mich im Herren, TWV 1:826 | Cantata Machet die Tore weit (I), TWV 1:074 | Cantata Der Herr ist König, TWV 8:6 | Brockes Passion, TWV 5:1 | Passions-Oratorium Seliges Erwägen, TWV 5:2 | Georg Philipp Telemann & Bach | Music

Barthold Heinrich Brockes: Short Biography | Brockes-Passion - Discussions
J.F. Fasch:
Brockes-Passion, FWV F:1 | G.F. Handel: Brockes Passion, HWV 48 | R. Keiser: Brockes-Passion | J. Mattheson: Brockes-Passion | G.H. Stölzel: Brockes-Passion | G.P. Telemann: Brockes Passion, TWV 5:1 | J.S. Bach: Johannes-Passion BWV 245

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