St. Matthew Passion: Module 5
Fifth reading (of seven) on the St. Matthew Passion.
- Go to the following URL and scroll down to Module 5:
- Read the essay: "The Words of Bach's Passion: Its Bible, Poetry, and Chorales"
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- The Evangelist's words (the narrative) are found in chapters 26-27 of the Gospel of Matthew, from the Luther Bible.
- The remaining libretto was written by Bach's poet collaborator, Picander. These poems are heard in the arias.
- Additionally, Lutheran hymns (known as chorales) are heard fifteen times.
- Answer the ten questions at:
- Enter your name and instructor's email at the top of the page and then click the "Send to Instructor" button.