Alessandro Scarlatti: St. John Passion

Alessandro Scarlatti

St. John Passion


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.


full score

72 pages, DIN A4, paperback
EUR23,00 / copies

choral score

8 pages, DIN A4, without cover
EUR3,60 / copies
Available from 20 copies
from 20 copies 3,60 EUR
from 40 copies 3,24 EUR
from 60 copies 2,88 EUR

set of parts, complete orchestral parts

23 x 32 cm, without cover
EUR52,00 / copies
  • consisting of
    4 x individual part, violin 1 (10.007/11)
    each: 4,10 €
    4 x individual part, violin 2 (10.007/12)
    each: 4,10 €
    3 x individual part, viola (10.007/13)
    each: 4,10 €
    4 x individual part, violoncello/double bass (10.007/14)
    each: 4,10 €

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