Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) Markus Passion BWV 247
edited by Malcolm Bruno [solos,sp, mix ch,orch] duration: 85'
solos: SATB, speaker – choir: SATB – 18.104.22.168. – 0.0.0.0. – 2 lte – str (2vagb) – bc
The music scholar Malcolm Bruno has prepared a new reconstruction of the work based on the meanwhile established parody model Trauerode BWV 198.
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Bach’s St John and St. Matthew Passions are popular and well established in concert life. Of a third, the Markus Passion, only Picander’s original libretto is extant. Parallel arias from various cantatas replace the lacking music for arias, and instead of the lost recitative and the turba [crowd] choruses, the spoken gospel text is bilingually published in this edition (in German/English). The freshly-prepared performance material including a detailed commentary is supplemented by a newly-arranged piano reduction.