Friday, 3 May 2019

Jeeves and his wife in Delft / VIDEO: St. Matthew Passion - I, Bach, Bachkoor Holland, Concertgebouw Chamber O...

Me and my wife. My wife and I.  We went to the sublime St Matthew Passion in the Nieuwe Kerk, Delft,  for the traditional Dutch Easter Good Friday celebration
Greetings JEEVES

The St Matthew Passion (German: Matthäus-Passion), BWV 244, is a Passion, a sacred oratorio written by Johann Sebastian Bach in 1727 for solo voices, double choir and double orchestra, with libretto by Picander. It sets chapters 26 and 27 of the Gospel of Matthew (in the Luther Bible) to music, with interspersed chorales and arias. It is widely regarded as one of the masterpieces of classical sacred music. The original Latin title Passio Domini nostri J.C. secundum Evangelistam Matthæum translates to "The Passion of our Lord J[esus] C[hrist] according to the Evangelist Matthew".

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