St. Matthew Passion

Johann Sebastian Bach

St. Matthew Passion

BWV244 • “Matthäus-Passion”

About this work...

It is unclear exactly how many Passion settings Bach wrote: perhaps but not likely five, possibly three or four. Only two survive today; the second of these, the St. Matthew Passion dates from 1729. The Passions, Biblical texts set as large-scale musical works, were performed on Good Friday and told the story of Christ...