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Johannes-Passion BWV 245

German Title

Johannes-Passion

Latin Title

Passio Secundum Johannem

English Title

St. John Passion (SJP), the Passion according to St. John

French Title

Passion Selon Saint Jean

Italian Title

Passione Secondo San Giovanni

Spanish Title

La Pasión Según San Juan

Event

Passion to be performed in Good Friday

Composed

Leipzig, 1724. Revised - Leipzig, 1725, c1730 & late 1740's
1st performance (1st version): April 7, 1724 - Leipzig
2nd performance (2nd version): March 30, 1725 - Leipzig
3rd performance (3rd version): April 11, 1732 ? - Leipzig
4th performance (4th version): April 4, 1749 - Leipzig
5th performance (4th version): March 27, 1750 - Leipzig

Text

Compiler of the whole text unknown.
Borrowings from: Barthold Heinrich Brockes: Der für die Sünde der Welt Gemarterte und Sterbende Jesus (Jesus who Suffered and Died for the Sins of the World), aus den IV Evangelisten, (Hamburg, 1712 and 1715): Mvt. 7(11), Mvt. 19(31), Mvt. 20(32), Mvt. 24(48), Mvt. 32(60), Mvt. 34(62), partly Mvt. 35(63) and Mvt. 39(67); Christian Weise: Der Grünen Jugend Nothwendige Gedanken (Leipzig, 1675): Mvt. 13(19); Christian Heinrich Postel: Johannes- Passion (around 1700): Mvt. 22(40), Mvt. 30(58), partly Mvt. 19(31) in the later version and possibly Mvt. 30(58); S. Franck Arnstädter Gesangbuch (1745): possibly Mvt. 13(19) in the later version.
Chorales: Mvt. 3(7). Johann Heermann: verse 7 of "Herzliebster Jesus, was hast du verbrochen," 1630 (Fischer-Tümpel, I, #334); Mvt. 5(9). Martin Luther: verse 4 of "Vater unser im Himmelreich," 1539 (Wackernagel, I, #215); Mvt. 11(15). Paul Gerhardt, verse 3 and 4 of "O Welt, sieh hier dein Leben," 1647 (Fischer-Tümpel, III, #387); Mvt. 14(20). Paul Stockmann: verse 10 of "Jesu Leiden, Pein und Tod," 1633 (Fischer-Tümpel, II, #37); Mvt. 15(21). Michael Weisse, verse 1 of the hymn, 1531 (Wackernagel, I, #342); Mvt. 17(27). Johann Heermann: verse 8 and 9 of "Herzliebster Jesu, was hast du verbrochen," 1630 (Fischer-Tümpel, I, #334); Mvt. 22(40). Text of an aria from Christian Heinrich Postel: Johannes-Passion, c1700, to the chorale melody of Johann Hermann Schein: "Machs mit mir, Gott, nach deiner Güt"; Mvt. 26(52). Valerius Herberger: verse 3 of "Valet will ich dir geben," 1613 (Fischer-Tümpel, I, #125); Mvt. 28(56). Paul Stockmann: verse 20 of "Jesu Leiden, Pein und Tod," 1633 (Fischer-Tümpel, II, #37); Mvt. 32(60). ibid, final verse; Mvt. 37(65). Michael Weisse: verse 8 of "Christus, der uns selig macht," 1531 (Wackernagel, I, #342); Mvt. 40(68). Martin Schalling: verse 3 of "Herzlich lieb hab ich dich, o Herr," 1571 (Wackernagel, IV, #1174); Appendix: 1II. Sebald Heyden, verse 1 of the hymn, 1525 (Wackernagel, III, #603); Mvt. 11(15). Paul Stockmann: verse 33 of "Jesu Leiden, Pein und Tod," 1633 (Fischer-Tümpel, II, #37); 40II. German "Agnus Dei," Braunschweig, 1528.
Biblical texts: John 18 and 19 with the interpolation of Matthew 26: 75 after John 18: 27 and of Matthew 27: 51-52 after John 19: 30.

German-1 | Translations: English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-5 | English-10 | French-4/1 | French-4/2 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Hebrew-2 | Hebrew-3 | Hungarian-1 | Hungarian-2 | Indonesian | Italian | Russian-1 | Russian-2 | Spanish-2
BWV 245a: German-1 | Russian-1 | BWV 245b: German-1 | Russian-1 | BWV 245c: German-1 | Russian-1
Chorale Texts: Valet will ich dir geben | Vater unser im Himmelreich | O Welt, sieh hier dein Leben | Durch dein Gefängnis, Gottes Sohn

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; Choir: SATB
Orchestra: 2 transverse flutes, 2 oboes, oboe d'amore, 2 oboes da caccia, 2 violins, 2 violas d'amore, viola, viola da gamba, lute (organ or harpsichord, continuo (+ violoncello, violone, bassoon)
Part 1: Mvt. 1: Chorus | Mvt. 2a: Recitative | Mvt. 2b: Chorus | Mvt. 2c: Recitative | Mvt. 2d: Chorus | Mvt. 2e: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Chorale | Mvt. 4: Recitative | Mvt. 5: Chorale | Mvt. 6: Recitative | Mvt. 7: Aria | Mvt. 8: Recitative | Mvt. 9: Aria | Mvt. 10: Recitative | Mvt. 11: Chorale | Mvt. 12a: Recitative | Mvt. 12b: Chorus | Mvt. 12c: Recitative | Mvt. 13: Aria | Mvt. 14: Chorale
Part 2:
Mvt. 15: Chorale | Mvt. 16a: Recitative | Mvt. 16b: Chorus | Mvt. 16c: Recitative | Mvt. 16d: Chorus | Mvt. 16e: Recitative | Mvt. 17: Chorale | Mvt. 18a: Recitative | Mvt. 18b: Chorus | Mvt. 18c: Recitative | Mvt. 19: Arioso | Mvt. 20: Aria | Mvt. 21a: Recitative | Mvt. 21b: Chorus | Mvt. 21c: Recitative | Mvt. 21d: Chorus | Mvt. 21e: Recitative | Mvt. 21f: Chorus | Mvt. 21g: Recitative | Mvt. 22: Chorale | Mvt. 23a: Recitative | Mvt. 23b: Chorus | Mvt. 23c: Recitative | Mvt. 23d: Chorus | Mvt. 23e: Recitative | Mvt. 23f: Chorus | Mvt. 23g: Recitative | Mvt. 24: Aria & Chorus | Mvt. 25a: Recitative | Mvt. 25b: Chorus | Mvt. 25c: Recitative | Mvt. 26: Chorale | Mvt. 27a: Recitative | Mvt. 27b: Chorus | Mvt. 27c: Recitative | Mvt. 28: Chorale | Mvt. 29: Recitative | Mvt. 30: Aria | Mvt. 31: Recitative | Mvt. 32: Aria & Chorus | Mvt. 33: Recitative | Mvt. 34: Arioso | Mvt. 35: Aria | Mvt. 36: Recitative | Mvt. 37: Chorale | Mvt. 38: Recitative | Mvt. 39: Chorus | Mvt. 40: Chorale
Appendices:
Mvt. 245a: Aria | Mvt. 245b: Aria | Mvt. 245c: Aria

 

Part 1: Score BGA Part 1 [4.06 MB] | Part 2: Score BGA Part 2 [9. 01 MB] | BWV 245a,b,c: Score BGA Anh [1.45 MB]
Chorale Melodies: Valet will ich dir geben | Vater unser im Himmelreich | O Welt, ich muß dich lassen | Machs mit mir, Gott, nach deiner Güt

References

BGA: XII/1 | NBA: II/4 | BC: D 2 | Zwang: - | First Published: Berlin, 1831

Commentary

Johannes-Passion Seminar - Recht und Musik [German, N/A]
J.S. Bach's Johannespassion - liturgischer Standort und formale Überlegungen [German, N/A]
The Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies [N/A]
Programme Notes for J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion [N/A]
St John Passion Recordings 1945-1975 (School of Music & Music Education, UNSW) [N/A]
The Earliest Version of Bach’s St. John Passion [by Pieter Dirksen]
Boston Cecilia: Bach's St. John Passion, Program Notes [by Donald Teeters]
Performance Practice of J.S. Bach’s Passio Secundum Johannem - a study of 25 years of recorded history (1982-2007) as influenced by events surrounding the Historically Informed Performance movement [by michael troy murphy, Florida State University: College Of Music]

Music

Music Examples | J.S. Bach: St John Passion BWV 245

Discussions

August 1998 - May 2003; Weeks of April 4 & 11, 2010

Contents

 

Complete Recordings - 1900-1949
Complete Recordings - 1950-1959
Complete Recordings - 1960-1969
Complete Recordings - 1970-1979
Complete Recordings - 1980-1989
Complete Recordings - 1990-1999
Complete Recordings - 2000-2009
Complete Recordings - 2010-2019
Complete Recordings - Sung in English
Recordings of Individual Movements

General Discussions - Part 1
General Discussions - Part 2
General Discussions - Part 3
General Discussions - Part 4
General Discussions - Part 5
General Discussions - Part 6

Systematic Discussions: Part 1: Mvts. 1-7 | Part 2: Mvts. 6-14 | Part 3: Mvts. 15-20 | Part 4: Mvts. 21-26 | Part 5: Mvts. 27-32 | Part 6: Mvts. 36-40 | Part 7: Summary

Johannes-Passion BWV 245 - conducted by Frans Brüggen
Johannes-Passion BWV 245 - conducted by Stephen Cleobury
Johannes-Passion BWV 245 - conducted by Paul Dombrecht
Johannes-Passion BWV 245 - conducted by Diego Fasolis
Johannes-Passion BWV 245 - conducted by John Eliot Gardiner
Johannes-Passion BWV 245 - conducted by Enoch zu Guttenberg
Johannes-Passion BWV 245 - conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt / Hans Gillesberger
Johannes-Passion BWV 245 - conducted by Philippe Herreweghe
Johannes-Passion BWV 245 - conducted by Edward Higginbottom
Johannes-Passion BWV 245 - conducted by Eugen Jochum
Johannes-Passion BWV 245 - conducted by Erich Kleiber
Johannes-Passion BWV 245 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink
Johannes-Passion BWV 245 - conducted by Hermann Max
Johannes-Passion BWV 245 - conducted by Paul McCreesh
Johannes-Passion BWV 245 - conducted by Hans Münch
Johannes-Passion BWV 245 - conducted by Peter Neumann
Johannes-Passion BWV 245 - conducted by Andrew Parrott
Johannes-Passion BWV 245 - conducted by Philip Pickett
Johannes-Passion BWV 245 - conducted by Karl Richter
Johannes-Passion BWV 245 - conducted by Helmuth Rilling
Johannes-Passion BWV 245 - conducted by Peter Schreier
Johannes-Passion BWV 245 - conducted by Robert Shaw
Johannes-Passion BWV 245 - conducted by Kenneth Slowik
Johannes-Passion BWV 245 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
Johannes-Passion BWV 245 - conducted by Jos van Veldhoven
Baker does Bach - conducted by Menuhin & Marriner

Article: Saint John Passion, BWV 245 [by Teri Noel Towe]
Article: The Passion of Saint John, BWV 245 [by Michael Steinberg]
Article: St. John Passion [by Audrey Wong & Norm Proctor]
Article: The St. John Passion on stage [by Uri Golomb]
Article: Literary Origins of Bach’s St. John Passion: 1704-1717 [by William Hoffman]
Article: Bach’s Passion Pursuit [by William Hoffman]

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Prepared by Aryeh Oron (December 2000 - April 2011)
Thanks to contributors: David Glenn Lebut Jr. (April 2010)

Johannes-Passion BWV 245: Details
Recordings:
1900-1949 | 1950-1959 | 1960-1969 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-2009 | 2010-2019 | Sung in English | Individual Movements
General Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6
Systematic Discussions:
Part 1: Mvts. 1-7 | Part 2: Mvts. 6-14 | Part 3: Mvts. 15-20 | Part 4: Mvts. 21-26 | Part 5: Mvts. 27-32 | Part 6: Mvts. 36-40 | Part 7: Summary
Individual Recordings:
BWV 245 - F. Brüggen | BWV 245 - S. Cleobury | BWV 245 - P. Dombrecht | BWV 245 - D, Fasolis | BWV 245 - J.E. Gardiner | BWV 245 - E.z. Guttenberg | BWV 245 - N. Harnoncourt-H. Gillesberger | BWV 245 - P. Herreweghe | BWV 245 - E. Higginbottom | BWV 245 - E. Jochum | BWV 245 - E. Kleiber | BWV 245 - P.J. Leusink | BWV 245 - H. Max | BWV 245 - P. McCreesh | BWV 245 - H. Münch | BWV 245 - P. Neumann | BWV 245 - A. Parrott | BWV 245 - P. Pickett | BWV 245 - K. Richter | BWV 245 - H. Rilling | BWV 245 - P. Schreier | BWV 245 - R. Shaw | BWV 245 - K. Slowik | BWV 245 - M. Suzuki | BWV 245 - J.v. Veldhoven
Articles:
Saint John Passion, BWV 245 [T.N. Towe] | The Passion of Saint John, BWV 245 [M. Steinberg] | St. John Passion [A. Wong & N. Proctor] | The St. John Passion on stage [U. Golomb] | Literary Origins of Bach’s St. John Passion: 1704-1717 [W. Hoffman] | Bach’s Passion Pursuit [W. Hoffman]

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