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Passion Pasticcio Ca. 1750 By Graun, Bach & Telemann

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Passion Pasticcio Ca. 1750 By Graun, Bach & Telemann
Passion Pasticcio Ca. 1750 By Graun, Bach & Telemann


The conductor Gyorgy Vashegyi and his ensembles, the Orfeo Orchestra and the Purcell Choir, are fluent in various fields of baroque and classical music, with a particular predilection for French baroque opera. However, one of their favourite lines of work is Lutheran sacred music, and a good example of this is this beautiful work, Wer ist der, so von Edom kommt ("Who is this that comes from Edom?"), a period pasticcio with pieces by various composers. Graun (a composer at the court of Frederick II who was greatly admired by his contemporary colleagues), rubs shoulders here with Telemann and Johann Sebastian Bach, as well as with a mysterious unknown, who wrote several of the most impressive passages in the work. In fact, this is a Passion Oratorio, a reflection on the events related to the martyrdom of Christ based on freely chosen texts without following a precise Gospel and without summoning the usual characters of the drama into an imaginary setting. The originality of this patchwork also lies in the distribution of the text where contrary to many passions of the time the events of the last days of Jesus' life are told by chorales that float in the meditative atmosphere of the recitatives, arias and choruses. These chorales are especially impressive in the second part: the density of the writing, the unique dramatic harmonies, the arrangement of the voices are of such an exceptional quality that their author could definitely be Johann Sebastian Bach himself... whom the author of the essay included in the libretto, Gergely Fazekas, also points to as the possible compiler of this masterpiece.


  1. Name
  2. Georg Philipp Telemann: Chorus: Wer Ist Der, So Von Edom Kommt
  3. Chorale: Christus, Der Uns Selig Macht
  4. Carl Heinrich Graun: Chorus: Fuurwahr, Er Trug Unsre Krankheit
  5. Recitative: So Steigt Mein Jesus In Geduld
  6. Aria: Ihr Tropfen, Fallt Auf Meine Brust
  7. Recitative: Ich Weiss, Was Die Ihr Selbst Gelassene Vernunft
  8. Chorus: Wir Aber Hielten Ihn Fu 776;r Den
  9. Chorale: Herzliebster Jesu
  10. Recitative: Da Dich Dein Juunger Selbst Verrat
  11. Aria: Was An Strafen Ich Verschuldet
  12. Chorus: Er Ist Um Unserer Missetat Willen Verwundet
  13. Chorale: Du Tragst Die Strafen Meiner Schuld
  14. Aria: Harte Marter, Schwere Plagen
  15. Recitative: Jetzt Werd Ich Stark Durch Christi Leidenskampf
  16. Aria: Nimmst Du Die Kron Der Dornen An
  17. Recitative: Ja, Ja, Es Geh Mir, Wie Es Will
  18. Chorus: Er War Der Allerverachtetste
  19. Chorale: O Haupt, Voll Blut Und Wunden
  20. Johann Sebastian Bach: Chorus: Herr Jesu Christ, Wahr Mensch Und Gott
  21. Recitative: So Heb Ich Denn Mein Auge Sehnlich Auf
  22. Carl Heinrich Graun: Aria: Sollt Ich Denn Von Jesu Gehn
  23. Recitative: Die Macht, So Meinen Heiland Leiden Lässt
  24. Aria: Hier Steht Der Grund Von Meinem Glauben
  25. Anonymous/JS Bach?: Chorale: In Der Ersten Tagesstund
  26. Carl Heinrich Graun: Recitative: Der Ungerechte Richter
  27. Aria: Arme Seel, Zerschlagnes Herz
  28. Anonymous/Johann Sebastian Bach?: Chorale: Um Sechs Ward Er Nackt Und Bloss
  29. Carl Heinrich Graun: Recitative: Ja, Ja, Mein Heiland Geht Die Todesbahn
  30. Aria: Ich Lose Mit, Mein Kostlich Teil
  31. Anonymous/Johann Sebastian Bach?: Chorale: Jesus Schrie Zur Neunten Stund
  32. Carl Heinrich Graun: Recitative: Ich Sehe Meinen Jesum Ganz Verlassen
  33. Aria: Mich Entseelt Ein Banger Schrecken
  34. Recitative: Jedoch Mein Glaube Stärkt Sich Wieder
  35. Chorus: Christus Hat Mit Einem Opfer In Ewigkeit Vollendet
  36. Aria: Nun Darf Ich Mich Nicht Mehr Entsetzen
  37. Recitative: Ist Jesus Tot
  38. Aria: Zerbrich Nur, Macht Und Pracht Der Erden
  39. Anonymous/Johann Sebastian Bach?: Chorale: Da Man Hatt Zur Vesperzeit
  40. Chorus: Der Gerechte Kommt Um
  41. Chorale: Da Der Tag Sein Ende Nahm
  42. Carl Heinrich Graun: Chorus: Zu Meinem Heil, Zur Glaubensstarke
  43. Anonymous/Johann Sebastian Bach?: Chorale: O Hilf, Christe, Gottes Sohn
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