J.S. Bach - St. Matthew Passion [excerpts] (Masaaki Suzuki)  (PS3 SACD rip)
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Classical | Label: BIS Records | Catalog Number: BIS-SACD-1500 | Direction: Masaaki Suzuki, Orchestra: Bach Collegium Japan
The St Matthew Passion, (also frequently St Matthew's Passion) BWV 244, (German: Matthäus-Passion), is a sacred oratorio from the Passions written by Johann Sebastian Bach in 1727 for solo voices, double choir and double orchestra, with libretto by Picander (Christian Friedrich Henrici). It sets chapters 26 and 27 of the Gospel of Matthew 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 Matthaeum translates to "The Passion of our Lord J[esus] C[hrist] according to the Evangelist Matthew." It is also rendered in English as St. Matthew Passion and in German as Matthäuspassion.