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St. John Passion (Johannes-Passion)

By Alessandro Scarlatti

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ABar (TB) vocal soli, solo quintet of SAT, SATB choir, 2 violins, viola, basso continuo
Composed by Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725). This edition: Paperbound. German title: Johannes-Passion. Sacred vocal music, Passions, Lent and Passiontide, Holy Week. Score. 72 pages. Carus Verlag #CV 10.007/00. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.1000700).

Item Number: CA.1000700

ISBN M-007-01580-0. Language: Latin/German.

With his Latin St. John Passion, written around 1770, Scarlatti strictly follows the contemporary conventions advanced for the Catholic liturgy: the continuo-supported evangelist's report is presented throughout as a monolodic recitation that is reminiscent of Carissimi and Monteverdi. Only for the words of Christ and the few four-voice choruses, as well as for some significant moments like the Judas scene or the death of Jesus, is a subtle string accompaniment added. An alternate German text is printed below the original Latin.

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