Bach: St. Matthew Passion

Johann Sebastian Bach

St. Matthew Passion

BWV 244

Description

  • practical performing Urtext edition based on the latest state of Bach research
  • edited by Bach expert Klaus Hofmann
  • with a concise Critical Report
  • interpretative tips on articulation by indicating analogous places in the score

Every era hears and interprets Bach anew, and every era also evaluates the sources afresh and with new eyes. 40 years after the publication of the St. Matthew Passion in the New Bach Edition, Klaus Hofmann, Director of the Johann Sebastian Bach Institute Göttingen for many years and a contributing editor to the New Bach Edition, presents a new edition. Hofmann has placed the study of the sources at the service of musical practice and the detailed investigation of Bach’s intentions. Bach scholars are well aware that Bach’s original score and performance parts, running to almost 500 pages of music, are full of ambiguities and contradictions, particularly regarding articulation, which constantly challenge performers to new interpretations. Hofmann discusses these and other problems in a concise critical report, frequently arriving at new conclusions in the process. Extensive notes about parallel passages offer valuable help for interpretation. Special attention was devoted to the performance material with regard to practical needs. Thus, for example the text incipits are also printed in the instrumental parts (including tacet passages). In short - an Urtext edition for practical performance based on the latest findings in Bach research.

Also available in carus music, the choir app.

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full score

31.244/00
296 pages, 25 x 32 cm, paperback
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full score, clothbound

31.244/01
296 pages, 25 x 32 cm, clothbound
EUR99,00 / copies
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vocal score, XL in large print, German

31.244/02
232 pages, DIN A4
EUR24,00 / copies
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vocal score, German

31.244/03
200 pages, 19 x 27 cm, paperback
EUR14,90 / copies
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vocal score, german/ english

31.244/04
232 pages, 19 x 27 cm, paperback
EUR17,50 / copies
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choral score, only german

31.244/05
48 pages, DIN A4, without cover
EUR9,95 / copies
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from 20 copies 9,95 EUR
from 40 copies 8,96 EUR
from 60 copies 7,96 EUR

choral part, soprano

31.244/06
2 pages, DIN A4, without cover
EUR1,50 / copies
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study score

31.244/07
296 pages, DIN A5, paperback
EUR20,50 / copies
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set of parts, complete orchestral parts

31.244/19
23 x 32 cm, without cover
EUR349,00 / copies
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  • consisting of
    1 x set of parts, harmony parts, 1 x choir 1: flute 1, 1 x choir 1: flute 2, 1 x choir 1: oboe 1, 1 x choir 1: oboe 2, 1 x choir 2: flute 1, 1 x choir 2: flute 2, 1 x choir 2: oboe 1, 1 x choir 2: oboe 2, 2 x choir 2: recorder 1+2, 1 x viola da gamba (31.244/09)
    each: 75,00 €
    4 x individual part, choir 1: violin 1 (31.244/11)
    each: 10,50 €
    4 x individual part, choir 1: violin 2 (31.244/12)
    each: 10,50 €
    3 x individual part, choir 1: viola (31.244/13)
    each: 10,50 €
    4 x individual part, choir 1: violoncello (31.244/14)
    each: 10,50 €
    4 x individual part, choir 2: violin 1 (31.244/15)
    each: 10,50 €
    4 x individual part, choir 2: violin 2 (31.244/16)
    each: 10,50 €
    3 x individual part, choir 2: viola (31.244/17)
    each: 10,50 €
    4 x individual part, choir 2: violoncello (31.244/18)
    each: 10,50 €
    2 x individual part, organ (31.244/49)
    each: 52,00 €

individual part, organ

31.244/49
128 pages, 25 x 32 cm, paperback
EUR52,00 / copies
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Product information

Editor

Klaus Hofmann Personal details

Composer

Johann Sebastian Bach Personal details

Reviews

Die vorliegende Neuausgabe orientiert sich an den Erfordernissen der Praxis. Analogieergänzungen sind stets plausibel und nie eigenmächtig. Der Kritische Bericht diskutiert alles Notwendige in angemessener Genauigkeit. Das Notenbild ist optimal übersichtlich gestaltet.
Jürgen Hinz, Das Orchester, 9/2012

Eine hervorragende praxisorientierte Urtextausgabe auf dem aktuellen Stand der Bach-Forschung.
Johannes Ebenbauer, Singende Kirche, Heft 2/2012

[...] neuartig ist dabei die Fokussierung auf die musikalische Praxis, d.h. im Unterschied zu einer traditionellen historisch-kritischen Ausgabe wird im Kritischen Bericht auf die Beschreibung von Befunden, die für die Gewinnung des Werktextes und damit auch für die musikalische Praxis ohne Bedeutung sind, verzichtet.
Toccata, Alte Musik aktuell, Mai-Juni 2012