Markus-Passion Pasticcio, BC D 5b (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

This work was created or modified from an original by Friedrich Nicolaus Bruhns (1637-1718) by J.S. Bach.
Arranged for a 1726 Leipzig performance. Bach's additions: BWV 500a, BWV 1084, BWV deest (NBA Serie II:4).
Formerly attributed to Reinhard Keiser (1674-1739)

Sheet Music


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Editor David Glenn Lebut Jr.
Publisher. Info. David Glenn Lebut Jr.
Misc. Notes Based on Original Parts (combined BC D 5a and 5b)
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Copyist Johann Heinrich Bach (1707-1783)
Christian Gottlob Meißner (1707-1760)
Publisher. Info. Partial Holograph manuscript, n.d.[1726].
Misc. Notes Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (D-B): Mus. ms. 11471 (1)
Missing violins, violas
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General Information

Work Title Markus-Passion pasticcio (1. Leipziger Fassung)
Alternative. Title Passio Christi Secundum Marcum* à 5 Strom. 4 Voci di Sigre R. Keiser
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV deest ; BC D 5b ; VBN I/K/1
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Key G minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 30 (53) movements in 2 parts
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1726
First Performance. 1726-04-19 in Leipzig, Nikolaikirche
Language German
Dedication Good Friday (Parasceve)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 73-75 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Voices: soprano, alto, 2 tenors, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 oboes (possible), strings, continuo
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