A previously unknown contemporary score of the St. Mark Passion falsely ascribed to the Magdeburg music director and composer Johann Heinrich Rolle recently came to light in the Library of the Royal Conservatory in Brussels. On the basis of the new identification of the copyist's hand, a largely original version of Georg Philipp Telemann's St. Mark's Passion of 1759 is now available today, and it is on this version that this recording draws. Freshly penned "poetical reflections" were added to the Evangelist's text. The anonymous, theologically educated author of these reflective arias and accompagnati, who in consultation with the composer also chose the selection of church songs and designed the overall structure of the libretto, coordinated the sacred message of the text with a finely calculated affective dramaturgy. The various affective areas developed by the composer are in each case modeled on the situations depicted in the recitatives. Here extremely harsh affective contrasts could exist side by side within a single aria. Moreover, in Telemann's accompagnati his dramatic depictive artistry is even more apparent than in the arias. Remarkably, for the Evangelist's part the recently discovered source prescribes a male alto, not the otherwise customary tenor. This is not a unique case; in his other Passions composed between 1758 and 1766 Telemann also uses voices other than the tenor for the narrator's part. The reasons for this departure from the norm are uncertain. All that we know is that during this period Telemann experienced some difficulties with his new tenor Wilhelm Jacob Credius (1724-78). However, it is also known that Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Telemann's successor as music director, assigned the Evangelist's part to various voice registers. For the present recording Hermann Max decided to transpose the alto part down by an octave into the baritone range, as Georg Michael Telemann, the composer's grandson, had done in his version of the work.
A previously unknown contemporary score of the St. Mark Passion falsely ascribed to the Magdeburg music director and composer Johann Heinrich Rolle recently came to light in the Library of the Royal Conservatory in Brussels. On the basis of the new identification of the copyist's hand, a largely original version of Georg Philipp Telemann's St. Mark's Passion of 1759 is now available today, and it is on this version that this recording draws. Freshly penned "poetical reflections" were added to the Evangelist's text. The anonymous, theologically educated author of these reflective arias and accompagnati, who in consultation with the composer also chose the selection of church songs and designed the overall structure of the libretto, coordinated the sacred message of the text with a finely calculated affective dramaturgy. The various affective areas developed by the composer are in each case modeled on the situations depicted in the recitatives. Here extremely harsh affective contrasts could exist side by side within a single aria. Moreover, in Telemann's accompagnati his dramatic depictive artistry is even more apparent than in the arias. Remarkably, for the Evangelist's part the recently discovered source prescribes a male alto, not the otherwise customary tenor. This is not a unique case; in his other Passions composed between 1758 and 1766 Telemann also uses voices other than the tenor for the narrator's part. The reasons for this departure from the norm are uncertain. All that we know is that during this period Telemann experienced some difficulties with his new tenor Wilhelm Jacob Credius (1724-78). However, it is also known that Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Telemann's successor as music director, assigned the Evangelist's part to various voice registers. For the present recording Hermann Max decided to transpose the alto part down by an octave into the baritone range, as Georg Michael Telemann, the composer's grandson, had done in his version of the work.
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Passion 1759
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1. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 1, Gott Sei Gelobet Und Gebenedeiet
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2. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 2, Und Da Sie Den Lobgesang
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3. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 3, Da Geht Er Hin, Für Uns Zu Bluten
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4. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 4, Ein Lämmlein Geht Und Trägt Die Schuld
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5. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 5, Arioso. Und Jesus Sprach Zu Ihnen
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6. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 6, Lieblich's Wort Aus Jesu Munde
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7. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 7, Ist Gott Für Mich, So Trete
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8. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 8, Und Ging Wieder Hin, Und Betete
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9. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 9, Der Herr, Der Richter Hält Gericht
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10. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 10, Rührt Uns Des Frommen Bruders Schmerz?
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11. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 11, Wacht Auf Ihr Christen Alle
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12. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 12, Und Alsobald, Da Er Noch Redete
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13. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 13, Dich, Kuß, Der Freunschaft Sichres Zeichen
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14. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 14, Wenn Die Zung Und Mund Nur Liebet
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15. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 15, Und Da Er Kam
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16. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 16, Halt, Verräter!
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17. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 17, Sie Aber Legten Die Hände An Ihn
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18. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 18, Ihr Fliehet
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19. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 19, Wie Spielend Fährt Auf Glatten Wellen
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20. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 20, Laß Mich Kein Lust Noch Furcht Von Dir
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1. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 21, Und Es War Ein Jüngling
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2. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 22, Ihr Wagt Zu Viel
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3. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 23, Aber Die Hohenpriester Und Der Ganze Rat
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4. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 24, Wir Haben Gehöret, Daß Er Sagte
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5. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 25, Aber Ihr Zeugnis Stimmete Noch Nicht Überein
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6. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 26, Wenn Dir Mit Höhnischem Gesicht
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7. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 27, Laß Mich Dein Wort Bekennen
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8. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 28, Da Fragte Ihn Der Hohepriester Abermal
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9. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 29, Verrät'rische Frage
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10. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 30, Herzliebster Jesu, Was Hast Du Verbrochen
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11. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 31, Da Fingen An Etliche Ihn Zu Verspeien
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12. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 32, Weissage Uns!
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13. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 33, Und Die Knechte Schlugen Ihn
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14. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 34, Wahrlich, Du Bist Derer Einer
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15. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 35, Er Aber Hub An
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16. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 36, Erbarm Dich Mein O Herre Gott
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17. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 37, Und Bald Am Morgen
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18. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 38, Still Wie Ein Lamm Vor Seinem Scherer
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19. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 39, Er Pflegte Aber Ihnen Auf Das Osterfest
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20. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 40, Kreuzige Ihn
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21. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 41, Pilatus Aber Sprach Zu Ihnen
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22. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 42, Richter, Welch Ein Urteil?
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23. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 43, Die Kriegsknechte Aber Führeten Ihn Herein
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24. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 44, Gegrüßet Seist Du, Der Juden König!
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25. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 45, Und Schlugen Ihm Das Haupt Mit Dem Rohr
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26. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 46, Wie Blutig Bist Du, Der Juden König!
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27. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 47, Du, Ach Du Hast Ausgestanden
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28. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 48, Und Da Sie Ihn Verspottet Hatten
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29. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 49, O Welt, Sieh Hier Dein Leben
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30. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 50, Und Es War Oben Über Ihn Geschrieben
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31. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 51, Pfui Dich, Wie Fein Zerbrichst Du Den Tempel
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32. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 52, Desselbengleichen Die Hohenpriester Verspotteten
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33. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 53, Er Hat Andern Geholfen
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34. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 54, Und Die Mit Ihm Gekreuzigt Waren
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35. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 55, Welch Ein Vermischt Geschrei
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36. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 56, Die Nacht Voll Angst
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37. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 57, Und Nach Der Sechsten Stunde
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38. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 58, Siehe, Er Rufet Den Elias!
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39. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 59, Da Lief Einer
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40. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 60, Ihr Himmel Hört, Ich Bin Versöhnt
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41. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 61, Halleluja, Danke Und Lieder
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42. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 62, Frohlocke, Kreis Der Ganzen Welt
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43. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 63, Wir Singen, Messias
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44. St. Mark’s Passion: No. 64, Nun Ich Danke Dir Von Herzen
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A previously unknown contemporary score of the St. Mark Passion falsely ascribed to the Magdeburg music director and composer Johann Heinrich Rolle recently came to light in the Library of the Royal Conservatory in Brussels. On the basis of the new identification of the copyist's hand, a largely original version of Georg Philipp Telemann's St. Mark's Passion of 1759 is now available today, and it is on this version that this recording draws. Freshly penned "poetical reflections" were added to the Evangelist's text. The anonymous, theologically educated author of these reflective arias and accompagnati, who in consultation with the composer also chose the selection of church songs and designed the overall structure of the libretto, coordinated the sacred message of the text with a finely calculated affective dramaturgy. The various affective areas developed by the composer are in each case modeled on the situations depicted in the recitatives. Here extremely harsh affective contrasts could exist side by side within a single aria. Moreover, in Telemann's accompagnati his dramatic depictive artistry is even more apparent than in the arias. Remarkably, for the Evangelist's part the recently discovered source prescribes a male alto, not the otherwise customary tenor. This is not a unique case; in his other Passions composed between 1758 and 1766 Telemann also uses voices other than the tenor for the narrator's part. The reasons for this departure from the norm are uncertain. All that we know is that during this period Telemann experienced some difficulties with his new tenor Wilhelm Jacob Credius (1724-78). However, it is also known that Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Telemann's successor as music director, assigned the Evangelist's part to various voice registers. For the present recording Hermann Max decided to transpose the alto part down by an octave into the baritone range, as Georg Michael Telemann, the composer's grandson, had done in his version of the work.