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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244

Faksimile-Ausgabe nach dem Autograph in der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin
Documenta musicologica II/47 / Bärenreiter Facsimile

forSoloists, 2 mixed choirs (SATB, SATB), orchestra
Musical EditionsScore (facsimile hardcover)
Item no.671902
Author / ComposerJohann Sebastian Bach
EditorChristoph Wolff, Martina Rebmann
Scope195 pages; 24 × 37.5 cm
Release year2013
Publisher / ProducerBärenreiter
Producer No.BVK 2294


“I have never experienced such silence or seen an audience moved in this way.”(Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy)

Up to the present day there has scarcely been a work in the history of music which has fascinated listeners and performers more than Bach’s “St Matthew Passion”. Originally composed for Vespers on Good Friday, and even longer in duration than the “St John Passion”, it reconstructs the story of Christ’s Passion with immense musical, emotional and spiritual intensity.

And so, this monumental and complex composition has come to rank amongst the high points of Western culture. For good reason the “rediscovery” of Johann Sebastian Bach’s music began in 1829 with theperformance of this work by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and the Berlin Singakademie.The autograph manuscript is regarded as one of Bach’s most beautiful the fair copy demonstrates the importance he attached to the careful preservation of the work for posterity. A further special feature is the coloured ink with which he wrote the biblical text and the music of the chorale “O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig”.This facsimile edition reproduces the autograph score of the “St Matthew Passion” for the first time in high-quality colour printing. The Bach specialist Christoph Wolff introduces the background to the work’s composition and the characteristics of the manuscript.

Martina Rebmann (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin) provides further details regarding the history of the autograph manuscript; with a preface by Barbara Schneider-Kempf, general director of the Staatsbibliothek. The seal is used exclusively for facsimile editions published by Bärenreiter which meet the highest demands in both scholarly and technical terms.

The distinguishing features include:

  • a facsimile in high-quality colour printing- scholarly commentary
  • attractive cover designFacsimile of the authograph score in the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preussischer Kulturbesitz.
  • With a commentary by Christoph Wolff, Martina Rebmann and Barbara Schneider-Kempf.


  • Facsimile: Matthäus-Passion BWV 244:
  • Teil I
  • Teil II
  • Kommentar:
  • Preface
  • The original score of the "St. Matthew Passion" (Christoph Wolff):
  • Transmission
  • Genesis and performances before 1750
  • Fair copy of the score
  • "Poesia" and "Musica"
  • Notes and References
  • Information on the autograph score
  • Bibliography
  • The original Bach manuscripts: responsibility and future (Martina Rebmann):
  • On the genesis of the Bach Collection
  • Preservation for the future
  • Bibliography
  • Geleitwort
  • Die Originalpartitur der "Matthäus-Passion" (Christoph Wolff):
  • Überlieferung
  • Entstehungsgeschichte und Aufführungen vor 1750
  • Partitur-Reinschrift
  • "Poesia" und "Musica"
  • Anmerkungen
  • Angaben zur autographen Partitur
  • Ausgaben und Literatur
  • Die Originalhandschriften Bachs: Verantwortung und Zukunft (Martina Rebmann):
  • Zur Genese der Bach-Sammlung
  • Erhaltung für die Zukunft
  • Literatur
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