For the last twenty years of his life Carl Phillipp Emanuel held the important position for sacred music in Hamburg as Kantor and Music Director of the city's main churches. We owe to these years in Hamburg such significant, indeed epochal works as the double-choir Heilig and the great oratorios Die Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu and Die Israeliten in der Wüste. Despite having borrowed some chorales and turbae from his father, the St. Matthew Passion of 1769 belongs among the most important works in this genre since the Leipzig Passions of J. S. Bach. On the other hand, the Magnificat of this Bach son was first performed in Leipzig during his father's lifetime and later revised in Hamburg with expanded scoring.
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