St Matthew Passion

Composer
Heinrich Sch�tz
Year of composition
1666
Arranger
Lyricist
Mark Wilde
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
50 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Choir
Instrumental parts
Not available

This edition creates, for the first time, a complete English language score of the Sch�tz St Matthew Passion. In the recitatives, I have tried to stick as rigidly as possible to the melodic shapes of the original; fitting, were practical, the English words to the same notes as set for the German equivalent. In the recitatives I have used Sch�tz's scheme of 'long' and 'short' notes and I have, in the most part, adhered to the baring as set out in the Eulenburg urtext edition. A chorus only score is also available.

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