Solo tenor voice (Evangelist), solo bass voice (Jesus), SATB vocal soli, SATB choir, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, viola da gamba, basso continuo
Version IV. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Peter Wollny. Arranged by Paul Horn. This edition: urtext. Stuttgart Urtext Edition: Bach vocal. German title: Johannespassion 1749. Oratorios, Passions, Lent and Passiontide. Full score. Composed 1749. BWV 245. 224 pages. Duration 120 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.3124500).
Item Number: CA.3124500
ISBN M-007-08850-7. Language: German/English.
With the unfinished revision (1739) an an appendix. The St. John Passion ranks among the great vocal works from Bach's Leipzig years. In contrast to his other large-scale choral works, however, Bach never gave this work a definitive final form. Rather, for every performance he made numerous changes. All previous editions of the St. John Passion have combined readings from various layers of sources. The wish often expressed by conductors to perform an authentic version is made possible for the first time with the present edition in this fourth and final version which was performed under Bach's direction in 1749. At the same time, with the aid of the appendix it is possible to perform the work in the traditional "mixed version." A piano score for this work is also available. Complete performance materials are in preparation.