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Lukas-Passion BWV 246

German Title

Lukas-Passion BWV 246 (Anh II, 30)

Latin Title

Passio Domini nosteri Jesu Christi secundum Lucam

English Title

St. Lukas Passion

French Title

 

Event

Passion to be performed in Good Friday.

Composed

The general consensus today is that this composition is a work not by Bach but by a contemporary of his, one who most likely lived and worked in central Germany and that Bach copied out and performed this composer's work (quoted from the liner notes by Klaus Häfner to CPO recording of this Passion, see details below).
The work is now attributed to Johann Melchior Molter ((1696-1765).
The thought now is that Molter was not the composer either because, if he were, then the manuscript copy that exists now would have had to have been made later than 1730-1731, and this would not have been possible because Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (who also worked along with his father on the manuscript copy) was only in Leipzig until 1734, after which time he entered the University of Frankfurt an der Oder.
1st performance: April 7, 1730 - Leipzig
2nd performance: April 8, 1735 - Leipzig
3rd performance (Later Version): April 16, 1745 ? or 1743-1746 - Leipzig (including at least one movement by J.S. Bach Aus der Tiefe rufet ich (BWV 246/40a), later version)

Text

Anon

German-1 | German-5 | 9 x 9 - Lukas-Passion [German] | Translations: English-1 [2 Mvts. only]

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 2 transverse flutes, 2 oboes, taille, fagott, 2 violuns, viola, violoncello, organ, continuo

Score BGA [9.00 MB]

References

BGA: XLV/2 | NBA: II/9 (one Chorale), Anh II 30 | BC: - D 6 | Zwang: - | First Published: ?

Commentary

9 x 9 - Lukas-Passion [German]

Music

-

Discussions

October 1999 - February 2000; Week of May 8, 2011

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

General Discussions

Recordings

Complete Recordings

1

J.S. Bach: Lukas Passion BWV 246 · St. Luke Passion

 

Lukas-Passion BWV 246

Gerhard Rehm

Balinger Kantorei / Kammerorchester Collegium Musicum Tübingen

Tenor [Evangelist]: Georg Jelden; Bass [Jesus]: Ulrich Schnaible; Sopranos: Charlotte Lehmann & Gudrun Schmid; Alto: Elisabeth Künstler; Tenor: Graeme Nicolson; Bass: Wolfgang Herrlitz

Oryx BACH-1123/5
Bayer Records Corona 31013/14
Brilliant Classics 99369/8-9

1970

3-LP / TT:
2-CD / TT: 117:44

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2

Bach: Lukas Passion

Lukas-Passion BWV 246

George Barati

Akademie Kammerchor / Vienna State Opera Orchestra

Soprano: Christiane Sorell, Alto: Maura Moreira, Tenor: Kurt Equiluz, Bass: Franz Wimmer

Lyrichord / Sarx / MHS

1970's ?

3-LP / TT:
2-CD / TT: ~ 130:00

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3

J.S. Bach: Apocryphal St. Luke Passion [V-4]

 

Lukas-Passion BWV 246

Wolfgang Helbich

Alsfelder Vokalensemble / Barockorchester Bremen

Tenor [Evangelist]: Rufus Müller; Bass [Jesus]: Stephan Schreckenberger; Soprano: Mona Spägele; Alto: Christiane Iven; Tenor: Harry van Berne; Bass: Marcus Sandmann

CPO 999293

Mar 25-26, Apr 19-21, 1996

2-CD / TT: 106:17

Recorded at Volpurgiskirche, Alsfeld, Germany.
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4

J.S. Bach: St. Luke Passion

 

Lukas-Passion BWV 246 - recomposed by Jan Jirásek after an idea by Carl Orff.

Douglas Bostock

Boni Pueri Boys’ Choir & Munich Oratorio Choir / Munich Symphony Orchestra

Tenor [Evangelist]: Marc Clear; Bass [Jesus]: Furio Zanasi; Bass [Pilatus]: Ulrik Cold; Tenor [Petrus]: Steven Kronauer; Tenor [Servus, Latro Impius]: Rüdgier Ballhorn; Soprano [Ancilla]: Miyuki Matsui Eichhorn; Bass [Poenitens, Hauptmann]: Mathias Banholzer
Harpsichord & Positive Organ: Antonio Piricone

Classico (Bon Art Music) 278

Jun 2-4, 1999

CD / TT: 70:47

World Premiere recording.
Recorded at the Bavarian State Opera Studios, Munich, Germany.
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5

Lukas Passion

 

Lukas-Passion BWV 246

Rolf Buijs

Haarlems Bach Ensemble

Tenor [Evangelist]: Geert Berghs; Bass [Christus]: Matthijs Maris; Soprano: Iris de Koomen; Alto: Lisinka de Vries

Haarlems Bach Ensemble

2006

2-CD / TT: 103:50

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The list of the recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (November 2000 - Octobery 2010)
Thanks to contributors: David Glenn Lebut Jr. (April 2010)

Lukas-Passion BWV 246: Recordings | General Discussions

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