George Frideric Handel (16851759)

Brockes-Passion HWV 48

"Der für die Sünde der Welt gemarterte und sterbende Jesu"
based on the copy by J. S. Bach
Urtext Stuttgarter Händel-Ausgaben

for: 3 soloists (STB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra, basso continuo

Score (Urtext edition)

Item no.486489
Author/ComposerGeorge Frideric Handel
EditorAndreas Traub
Scope176 pages; 25 × 32 cm
Duration150 minutes
Release year2008
Publisher/ProducerCarus Verlag
Producer No.CV 55.048/00


Soli STB, Soliloquenten, Coro SATB, 2 Ob, Taille, 2 Fg, 2 Vl, Va, Bc

The extraordinarily high reputation among Handel's contemporaries of his Passion Oratorio to words by Brockes is indicated by the fact that no less eminent a musician than Johann Sebastian Bach himself made a copy of this work. Although Bach copied it without making substantial changes in it, our edition of the work brings together two of the greatest baroque composers. The Brockes Passion was – not only for the Leipzig Thomaskantor – an alternative to the betterknown Bach Passions.