Gottfried August Homilius: St. John Passion

Gottfried August Homilius

St. John Passion

Der Fromme stirbt

HoWV I.4

Description

The oratorio Passions by Homilius were among the last compositions of their kind in the 18th century. In an oratorio Passion the chorus is restricted mainly to singing the chorales and the interjections of the crowd; only the conclusion of a Passion provides an opportunity for an extensive choral movement. In the St. John Passion the final chorus emphasizes the supreme importance of the Crucifixion as the climax of St. John's Gospel. The free elements of the composition take the forms customary at the time: da capo arias are predominant.

 

 

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Product information

Editor

Uwe Wolf Personal details

Composer

Gottfried August Homilius Personal details

Reviews

Die Verbindung von traditioneller Form und empfindsamer, frühklassischer Musik verleiht der Johannespassion des Bach-Schülers ihren besonderen Wert - hier erfährt das Passionsgeschehen musikalisch wie textlich ein neues, außergewöhnliches Gepräge. Die Rolle des Chores ist weitgehend auf die Choräle und Volkschöre beschränkt, lediglich der Schlusschor ist als großer Chor-/Orchestersatz ausgeführt. Gerade bei letzterem zeigt Homilius, warum er besonders als Chorkomponist gerühmt wurde.
Singende Kirche, 54. Jahrgang, Heft 2 2007