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ABOUT THE ORATORIO ARIA
From Matthäus-Passion, BWV 244
Voice / Vocal Fach Mezzo / Alto/ Countertenor
Original key F# minor
Language German
Composer Johann Sebastian Bach 1685 – 1750
Poet Picander 1700 – 1764
Range Buß und Reu
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Buss un Reu set by Picander was composed by Johann Sebastian Bach in 1727 (F# minor). This aria is the sixth number of the first part of the St Matthiew Passion.

In 1724, when J.S. Bach was appointed to Saint Thomas Church in Leipzig, he was told by the city council of the time, he would not be permitted to compose any theatrical music. He respected those demands and never staged any of his cantatas, including his Saint Matthew’s Passion, performed for the first time at Saint Thomas Church in Leipzig, in 1727.
Nevertheless, Bach still wrote an immensely theatrical and dramatic Passion where drama and music are closely intertwined. Saint Matthew’s Passion is with no doubt one his most monumental and remarkable compositions owning to the length of the text but also to the ambitious orchestration: no less than four soloists, a large orchestra of strings, flutes, oboes, a harpsichord, an organ and two choirs join to narrate the last hours of Christ before crucifixion.
As, in his earlier Saint John passion, Bach structures his piece around the gospel recited by the Evangelist (the tenor) and the words, emotions, voiced by others taking part in the most painful episode of Jesus Christ’s life, combining them all in recitatives, arias and chorus numbers.

Buss and Reu is the sixth number of Saint Matthew’s Passion. In the previous number, the disciples of Jesus argue and dispute a woman who has perfumed the forehead of Jesus, considering this gesture wasteful. While they quarrel, a woman, full of empathy sheds tears for Jesus. Bach builds this aria da capo around a classic ABA structure where the instruments accompanying the voice (basso continuo and two violins), as well as the voice itself, figure tears falling one by one with fast legato descending motifs.

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