MINI BACH EXPERIENCE: ST. MATTHEW PASSION, PART 6 OF 6
In this, our sixth and final study of Johann Sebastian Bach's St. Matthew Passion, Artistic Director Scott Allen Jarrett looks at the opening and closing movements (1, 67, 68). Through his mastery of both musical form and textual setting, Bach dramatically proclaims the fundamental tenet of the Passion story: that of the triumph of the cross over the grave.
In the final movement, Wir setzen uns mit Tränen nieder (We sit down with tears), Bach proclaims that Jesus's crucifixion results not in death, but merely in sleep: — Ruhet sanfte, sanfte ruht! — (rest gently, gently rest!) Thus is realized the central promise of his Lutheran theology, that while we too may sleep, one day we shall all awaken and see Jesus. After Scott's insights, enjoy the audio and visuals from our performance at the 2019 Charlotte Bach Festival.
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0.07 - Mini "Bach Experience"
St. Matthew Passion, Part 6
Scott Allen Jarrett
31.50 - #1. Kommt, ihr Töchter, helft mir klagen
37.30 - #67: Nun ist der Herr zur Ruh gebracht
39.13 - #68: Wir setzen uns mit Tränen nieder
1. Chor I & II & Choral
O Lamm Gottes unschuldig,
1. Chorus I & II and Chorale
O innocent Lamb of God,
67. Rezitativ BTAS (Chorus I) und Chor II
67. Recitative BTAS (Chorus I) and Chorus II
68. Chor I & II
68. Chorus I & II
Performed live at the Charlotte Bach Festival
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Myers Park Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, NC
BA|Charlotte Cantata Choir
North Carolina Baroque Orchestra
Charlotte Latin Choristers, directed by Emily Shusdock
Scott Allen Jarrett conducting
The stained glass in the video and at the top of this page is located in the sanctuary of Myers Park Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, NC, the site of the Akademie's 2019 Charlotte Bach Festival performance of the St. Matthew Passion.