St Matthew Passion

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St Matthew Passion (Matthäuspassion; properly in Eng. The Passion According to St Matthew). Setting by Bach (BWV244) for solo vv., ch., and orch. of the Passion of Christ from St Matthew's Gospel with interpolations by Picander. F.p. Leipzig, Good Friday 1727; revived by Mendelssohn, Berlin 1829 (see Bach Revival), f.p. London 1854 (incomplete), 1870 (complete, cond. Barnby). There are other settings of the St Matthew Passion, incl. those by R. Davy, Sebastiani (c.1663), and Schütz (1665).