St Matthew Passion. Early version (BWV244b) (Facsimile, hardback)
Bach, Johann Sebastian
St Matthew Passion. Early version (BWV244b) (Hardback)
Facsimile edition of Johann Altnickol's copy
Bach’s St. Matthew Passion as we know it today evidently had a long history dating back before it's first performance in April 1727. It is unclear whether the repeated performance at the Thomaskirche on Good Friday 1729 was based on a still earlier version.
The only extant copy we have of the 1727/1729 St. Matthew Passion is a score that was once thought to have been made by Bach’s pupil and future son-in-law Johann Christoph Altnickol. It is this version presented here in facsimile.
- Full score (BA5099-01), performance material (BA5099) and vocal score (BA5099-90) available for sale
- Attractive alternative to the well-known St. Matthew Passion
- Urtext from the “New Bach Edition”
- Straightforward and easy-to-play piano reduction in the vocal score
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