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Markus-Passion BWV 247

Ref.

BWV 247

German Title

Markus-Passion

Latin Title

Passio secundum Marcum

English Title

St. Mark Passion

French Title

Passion Selon Saint Mark

Event

Passion to be performed on Good Friday

Composed

Leipzig, 1731. Mostly of the music lost, except for 1 movement revised in BWV 248 and 7 movements in original form in cantatas BWV 198 and BWV 54
1st performance: March 23, 1731 - Leipzig
2nd performance: March 27, 1734 - Leipzig (2nd version)
The 2009 Bach Jahrbuch contains an article on an interesting finding, made in a library in St Petersburg (Russia): the text of a 2nd (?) performance of a Markus-Passion in 1744, conducted by Bach in Leipzig. The text found indicares that Bach included 2 additional arias and changed the text at certain places. This will not add any new music to this passion, called a passion-pasticcio, the remnants of which were described in the NBA KB II/9 (published in 2000) pp. 106-109.

Text

Christian Friedrich Henrici (Picander)

German-1 | English-1

Scoring

?

Score

References

BGA: - | NBA: - | BC: D 4 | Zwang: | First Published:

Commentary

St Mark Passion (Bach) (Wikipedia)

Music

 

Discussions

October 1999 - June 2001; Week of April 1, 2012

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

General Discussions - Part 1
General Discussions - Part 2 (3rd round)

Markus Passion BWV 247 - conducted by Roy Goodman
Markus Passion BWV 247 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Article: Narrative Parody In Bach's St. Mark Passion (by William Hoffman) [PDF]

Recordings

Complete Recordings

1

J.S. Bach: The Passion According to St. Mark, BWV 247

Markus-Passion BWV 247 - 12 numbers only. Reconstructed from Cantatas BWV 198, BWV 54 and some Chorales by Diethard Hellmann

Wolfgang Gönnenwein

Süddeutscher Madrigalchor / Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Helen Donath; Alto: Emmy Lisken; Tenor: Georg Jelden

Erato STE-50246
Epic LC-3906
Musical Heritage Society MHS-1508

1965

LP / TT: 51:53

2

Works of J. S. Bach CBF069-CBF072 07/18/1966 [F-072]

 

Markus-Passion BWV 247 - in a reconstruction by ???

Sandor Salgo

Carmel Bach Festival Chorale & Chorus / Carmel Bach Festival Orchestra

Narrator: Robert Loper; Soprano: Karan Armstrong; Contralto: Pauline Law; Tenor: Melvin Brown
Louise Di Tullio (Flute); Raymond Dusté (Oboe); Sally Kell (Cello); John Loban (Violin); Hazelle Miloradovitch (Harpsichord); Rosemary Waller (Violin)

Carmel Bach Festival CBF-070-072

Jul 18, 1966

3 10 1/2 in. open reel audio tapes

Recorded live at the Carmel Bach Festival, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, USA.
Source: Online Archive of California

3

J.S. Bach / Gustav Adolf Theill: Markuspassion

 

Markus-Passion BWV 247 - in a reconstruction by Gustav Adolf Theill

Gerda Schaarwächter

Johanneskantorei Köln Klettenberg Chor & Orchester

Tenor [Evangelist]: Joachim Calaminus; Bass [Jesus]: Klaus Mertens; Soprano: Jutta Riess; Alto: Hilke Helling; Tenor: Friedhelm Petrovitsch; Baritone: Anton Wassong

Johanneskantorei Köln Klettenberg FP-8001

1982

3-LP / TT: 130:00

Recorded live at Kirche Sankt Bruno, Köln-Klettenberg, Germany.
Buy this album at: Johanneskantorei Köln Klettenberg

4

J.S. Bach: Marcus-Passion BWV 247 / [Rekonstruktion: Diethard Hellmann]

 

Markus-Passion BWV 247 - in a reconstruction by Diethard Hellmann

Diethard Hellmann

Bachchor & Bachorchester Mainz.

Soprano: Eva Csapò; Alto: Andrea Hellmann; Tenor: Aldo Baldin

Calig-Verlag CAL 30828

P 1983

LP / TT:

Recorded by Südwestfunks Baden-Baden, Germany.

5

J.S. Bach: Passione Secondo San Marco

 

Markus-Passion BWV 247 - in a reconstruction by Diethard Hellmann, Stefan Sutkowski & Tadeusz Maciejewski

Joszef Bok

Choir of the Warsaw Chamber Opera (Music Director: Stefan Sutkowski) / Orchestra Sinfonietta di Varsavia

Sopranos: Ewa Ignatowicz & Halina Gorzynska; Contralto: Lidia Juranek; Tenor [Evangelist]: Kazimierz Myrlak; Baritone [Jesus]: Bogumil Jaszkowski; Bass [Petrus]: Edward Kmiciewicz; Bass [Judah]: Andrzej Kowalczyk; Bass [II sommo sacerdote]: Adrian Milewski; Bass [Pilatus]: Stanislaw Glowacki; Soprano [Ancella]: Zofia Witkowska; Tenor [un servo]: Andrzej Petryka

Bongiovanni 2024/25

Aug 20, 1984

2-CD / TT: 81:38

Recorded live at Tempio Malastestiano di Rimini, Italy.
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6

Ristin Varjossa - Musiikkia J.S. Baachin: Markus-passiosta

 

Markus-Passion BWV 247 - “Ristin varjossa" means In the Shadow of the Cross. The music is taken from Trauerode (BC: G 34 /BWV 198) [41:35] plus a chorale from Johannes-Passion BWV 245 [4:15]. The Finnish translation is by Aatto Soinne with additions by Prof. Paavo Soinne.

Pekka Laakkonen

Keravan seurakunnan kantaattikuoro ja -orkesteri (Kerava Lutheran Parish Cantata Choir and Orchestra)

Soprano: Satu Kaarisola-Kulo; Alto: Wivan Nygård-Fagerudd; Tenor: Heikki Kulo; Bass: Antti A. Pesonen

Keravan seurakunta KSRCD-1

1994

CD / TT: 45:50

Recorded at Kerava, Finland..

7

J.S. Bach: Markus-Passion BWV 247

 

Markus-Passion BWV 247 - in a reconstruction by Diethard Hellmann.

Peter Schreier

Favorit- und Capellchor Leipzig / Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum

Soprano: Christiane Oelze; Alto: Rosemarie Lang; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Narrator [Evangelist]: Wolf Euba

Philips 465424

Aug 1-3, 1995

CD / TT: 69:10

Recorded at Münster, Heilsbronn, Germany.
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8

J.S. Bach: Markus-Passion

 

Markus-Passion BWV 247 - in a reconstruction by Dr. Simon Heighes.

Roy Goodman

Ring Ensemble of Finland / European Union Baroque Orchestra

Tenor [Evangelist]: Rogers Covey-Crump; Baritone [Jesus]: Gordon Jones; Treble: Connor Burrowes; Alto: David James; Tenor: Paul Agnew; Baritone: Teppo Tolonen
Hajo Wienroth (Flute)

Musica Oscura 070970
Brilliant Classics

Mar 25-30, 1996

2-CD / TT: 100:50

Recorded at Chapel of New College, University of Oxford, England.
See: Markus Passion BWV 247 - conducted by Roy Goodman
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9

J.S. Bach: Markus-Passion (BWV 247)

 

Markus-Passion BWV 247 - in a reconstruction by Diethard Hellmann.

Hans Gebhard

Tallinn Vanalinna Kammerchor [Chorus Master: Elmo Tiivald) / Tallinna Barock-Orchester (Original instruments at 415)

Soprano: Kaia Urb; Alto: Andris Veismanis; Tenor: Mati Turi

Eres 24

Aug 11, 1996

CD / TT: 48:18

Recorded live at Domkirche Tallinn/Estland.
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10

Bach: St Mark Passion

 

Markus-Passion BWV 247 - in a reconstruction by Andor Gomme, with recitatives and turbas by Reinhard Keiser [99:41]

Geoffrey Webber

Choir of Gonville & Caius College Canbridge / Cambridge Baroque Camareta

Tenor [Evangelist]: Jeremy Ovenden; Bass [Jesus]: Timothy Mirfin; Soprano [arias]: Ruth Gomme; Alto [arias]: William Towers; Tenor [arias]: James Gilchrist; Tenor [chorale]: Paul Thompson; [Maid]: Abigail Boreham

Gaudeamus / ASV 237

Jun 23-26, 1998

2-CD / TT: 115:41

Recorded at Chapel of Downing College, Cambridge, England.
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11

J.S. Bach - Johannes H. E. Koch: Markus-Passion BWV 247

 

Markus-Passion BWV 247 - in a reconstruction by Diethard Hellmann; Recitatives by Johannes H.E Koch

Mathias Michaely

Ostfälisches Vokalensemble / Südwestdeutsches Barockorchester

Tenor [Evangelist]: Hermann Munkelt; Bass [Christus]: Stefan PD Runge; Soprano: Barbara Cramm; Alto: Birgit Görgner; Tenor: Martin B. Müller; Bass: Karsten Krüger

Prospect 08298

Jul 10-12, 1998

2-CD / TT: 84:33

Recorded at St. Marienberg Helmstedt, Germany.
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12

J.S. Bach: Markus-Passion

 

Markus-Passion BWV 247 - Completion of Bach’s fragments by Rudolf Kelber using recitatives & arias of Markus-Passion by Reinhard Keiser, motives by G.P. Telemann, arias & cantatas by J.S. Bach

Rudolf Kelber

Kantorei St. Jacobi Hamburg / Cythara-Ensemble mit historischen Instrumenten

Tenor [Evagelist]: Henning Kaiser; Bass [Christus]: Felix Speer; Soprano [Ancilla]: Weronika Kaczmarczyk; Counter-tenor [Judas, Pontifex, Miles, Centurio]: Werner Buchin; Tenor [Petrus, Pilatus]: Stephan Zelck
Hajo Wienroth (Flute)

Edition Jacobi 14510/11

Mar 29-31 & Nov 29, 1999

2-CD / TT: 110:19

Recorded at Hauptkirche, St. Jacobi, Hamburg, Germany.
Buy this album at: Kantorei St. Jacobi

13

Bach: Markus-Passion

 

Markus-Passion BWV 247 - in a reconstruction by Ton Koopman

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Choir (Chorus Master: Ulrike Grosch) & Boys of the Sacramentskoor Breda (Chorus Master: Mark Timmermans) / Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

Tenor [Evangelist]: Christoph Prégardien; Bass [Christus]: Peter Kooy; Soprano [Testis 1, Ancilla]: Sibylla Rubens; Alto: Bernhard Landauer; Tenor [Petrus, Judas, Miles, Centurio]: Paul Agnew; Bass [Pontifex, Pilatus, Testis 2]: Klaus Mertens

Erato 80221

Sep 1999

2-CD / TT: 118:23

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
1st recording of Markus-Passion BWV 247 by T. Koopman.
See: Markus Passion BWV 247 - conducted by Ton Koopman
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14

J.S. Bach: Markuspassion BWV 247

Markus-Passion BWV 247 - in a reconstruction by Diethard Hellmann

Alois Koch

Chor und Vokalensemble des Collegium Musicum Luzern

Soprano: Tabitha Schuler; Alto: Stefania Huonder; Tenor: Paul Steiner; Monika Henking (Organ)

Collegium Musicum Luzern

Late 1990’s (?)

CD / TT:

Source: Collegium Musicum Luzern | Alois Koch Website | WorldCat Libraries

15

J.S. Bach: Markus Passion (1731)

Markus-Passion BWV 247 - in a reconstruction by Ton Koopman

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Choir / Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

Soprano: Deborah York; Alto: Bernhard Landauer, Tenors: Christoph Prégardien, Paul Agnew, Basses: Peter Kooy, Klaus Mertens

Challenge

Mar 30, 2000

DVD / TT:

Recorded live at the Chiesa di San Simpliciano, Milano, Italy.
2nd recording of Markus-Passion BWV 247 by T. Koopman.
See: Markus Passion BWV 247 - conducted by Ton Koopman
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16

J.S. Bach: Markuspassion BWV 247; Volker Bräutigam: Evangelienmusik (1981)

 

Markus-Passion BWV 247 - in a reconstruction from Trauerode BWV 198 []
Volker Bräutigam: Evangelienmusik (1981), zu Johann Sebastian Bachs Passions Music nach dem Evangelisten Marco []

Christian Pfeifer

Kantorei der Bergkirche / Capella Montana (Concert-master: Karl-Heinz Schultz)

Soprano: Sabine Goetz; Alto: Annette Franz-Riedel; Tenor: Corby Welch; Bass [Jesus]: Johann-Werner Prein, Bass [Pilatus]: John Turley; Bass [Petrus]: Frank Günther; Tenor [Einer]: Guido Degen; Soprano [Magd]: Annette Rahner-Seeliger

Kantorei der Bergkirche

Apr 2, 2000

2-CD / TT:

Recorded live at Bergkirche, Wiesbaden, Germany.
Source: Kantorei der Bergkirche

17

J.S. Bach: Markus-Passion

Markus-Passion BWV 247 - in reconstruction by Johannes H.E Koch

Udo Witt

Kammerorchester und Chorgemelnschaft des Duisburg-Nord

Soprano: Judith Hoff; Alto: Claudia-Constanze Nagorsnik; Tenor: Markus Heinrich; Baritone: Christian Palm; Bass: Matthias Zangerle

Kantorei Hamborn

Apr 21, 2000 (Good Friday)

2-CD / TT:

Recorded live at Friedenskirche, Hamborn, Germany.
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18

Bach: Markus-Pasjonen BWV 247

 

Markus-Passion BWV 247 - in a reconstruction by Diethard Hellmann

Edward Higginbottom

Norsk Barokkorkester

Narrator: Svein Tindberg; Sopranos: Helena Ek, Tone Wik; Alto: Marianne Beate Kielland; Tenor: Johan Lindroth;
Alto: Maria Slattin; Tenor: Geir Arne Andeassen; Basses: Johannes Weisser, Nils Arne Helgerød

Kirkelig Kulturverksted (Diskos) FXCD-261

Mar 2002

CD / TT: 73:40

The text from the Gospel is narrated in Norwegian by Svein Tindberg. Recorded at Kirkelig Kulturversted I samarbeid med Vårt Land.
Buy this album at: Kirkelig Kulturverksted | Music from Norway

19

J.S. Bach: Markuspassion BWV 247

 

Markus-Passion BWV 247 - in a reconstruction by Volker Bräutigam

David Timm & Volker Bräutigam

Leipziger Vocalensemble & Cantores Lipsienses / Leipziger Barockorchester

Tenor [Evangelist]: Hermann Oswald; Bass [Jesus]: Wolf-Matthias Friedrich; Soprano: Ulrike Staude; Alto: Klaudia Zeiner; Tenor: Martin Petzold; [Magd]: Ulrike Lange; Tenor [Petrus, Einer]: Matthias Schubotz; [Hoher Priester]: Andreas Göhler; [Pilatus]: Florian Heidecke

Raum Klang 2307

Apr 5, 2003

2-CD / TT: 84:49

Recorded live at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany.
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20

J.S. Bach: Markus-Passion

Markus-Passion BWV 247

Neithard Bethke

?

?

?

2003

2-CD / TT?

Source: Neithard Bethke Website

21

J.S. Bach / Joh. H.E. Koch: Markus-Passion

Markus-Passion BWV 247 - reconstructed from fragments by Diethard Hellmann, Recitative & Turbachöre by Johannes H.E Koch

Ingo Schulz

Ölberg-Chor / Instrumental-Ensemble

Soprano: Inés Villanueva; Counter-tenor: Peter Rehkop; Tenor: Christian Mücke; Baritone: Burkhard v. Puttkamer; Baritone: Tobias Müller-Kopp

Music Art 27

Apr 2, 2004

2-CD / TT:

Recorded live at Emmaus-Kirche, Berlin-Kreuzberg, Germany.
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22

J.S. Bach: Markus-Passion (Passionsmusik nach dem Evangelisten Marco BWV 247) [V-4]

 

Markus-Passion BWV 247 - in a reconstruction by Rudolf Kelber

Jan Ernst

Domkantorei Schwerin / Hamburger Barockorchester

Tenor [Evangelist]: Knut Schoch; Soprano: Tanya Aspelmeier; Counter-tenor: Meindert Zwart; Bass: Raimonds Spogis; Tenor: Manuel Günther

Audio-Team

Mar 12, 2005

2-CD / TT:

Recorded live at St. Paulskirche Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

23

J.S. Bach: Markus-Passion

 

Markus-Passion BWV 247 - in a reconstruction by Diethard Hellmann, revised by Andreas Glöckner

Michael Alexander Willens

Ensemble Amarcord / Kölner Akademie

Speaker: Dominique Horwitz; Soprano: Anja Zügner; Soprano: Dorothea Wagner; Mezzo-soprano: Clare Wilkinson; Mezzo-soprano: Silvia Janak
Ensemble Amarcord: Wolfram Lattke (Tenor); Martin Lattke (Tenor); Frank Ozimek (Baritone); Daniel Knauft (Bass); Holger Krause (Bass)

Carus-Verlag 83.244

Mar 26-28, 2009

CD / TT: 73:15

Recorded live at Frauenkirche Dresden, Germany.
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Recordings of Individual Movements

M-1

Bleibt, ihr Engel, bleibt bei mir - J.S. Bach : Arien und Kantaten [C-2]

Aria for Tenor Mein Tröster ist nicht mehr bey mir from Markus-Passion BWV 247 []

Hajo Wienroth

Le Chardon

Tenor: Markus Brutscher; Hajo Wienroth (Traversflute); Mark Baigent (Oboe)

Lunaris CD

2008

CD / TT:

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Prepared by Aryeh Oron (November 2000 - August 2012)
Thanks to contributors: Michael Cox (November 2010), Prof. Eric Derom (March 2010),
David Glenn Lebut Jr. (April 2010), Bradley Lehman (September 2003)

Markus-Passion BWV 247: Recordings | General Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | BWV 247 - R. Goodman | BWV 247 - T. Koopman
Article:
Narrative Parody In Bach's St. Mark Passion [W. Hoffman]

Recordings & Discussions of Other Vocal Works: Main Page | Motets BWV 225-231 | Mass in B minor BWV 232 | Missae Breves & Sanctus BWV 233-242 | Magnificat BWV 243 | Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 | Johannes-Passion BWV 245 | Lukas-Passion BWV 246 | Markus-Passion BWV 247 | Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 | Oster-Oratorium BWV 249 | Chorales BWV 250-438 | Geistliche Lieder BWV 439-507 | AMN BWV 508-523 | Quodlibet BWV 524 | Aria BWV 1127

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