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Matthäus-Passion

by Bloomington Chamber Singers & Gerald Sousa

Bach's St. Matthew Passion stands undisputed among the greatest artistic achievements of Western civilization. The variety and depth of Bach's musical inventiveness is staggering; the spiritual insights the work offers transcend time, space, and creed.
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1. Kommt, ihr Töchter, helft mir klagen
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Indiana University Children's Choir & Gerald Sousa
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2. Da Jesus diese Rede vollendet hatte
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Alan Bennett, Daniel Narducci & Gerald Sousa
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3. Herzliebster Jesu, was hast du verbrochen
Bloomington Chamber Singers & Gerald Sousa
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4. Da versammleten sich die Hohenpriester
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Alan Bennett, Daniel Narducci & Gerald Sousa
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5. Du lieber Heiland du
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Ursula Maria Kuhar & Gerald Sousa
0:56 $0.99
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6. Buß und Reu
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Ursula Maria Kuhar & Gerald Sousa
3:59 $0.99
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7. Da ging hin der Zwölfen einer
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Alan Bennett, Eric Orth & Gerald Sousa
0:37 $0.99
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8. Blute nur, du liebes Herz!
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Angelique Zuluaga & Gerald Sousa
4:47 $0.99
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9. Aber am ersten Tage
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa, Daniel Narducci & Alan Bennett
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10. Ich bin’s, ich sollte büßen
Bloomington Chamber Singers & Gerald Sousa
0:50 $0.99
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11. Er antwortete und sprach:
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa, Alan Bennett, Daniel Narducci & Eric Orth
3:11 $0.99
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12. Wiewohl mein Herz in Tränen schwimmt
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa & Angelique Zuluaga
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13. Ich will dir mein Herze schenken
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa & Angelique Zuluaga
3:26 $0.99
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14. Und da sie den Lobgesang gesprochen
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa, Alan Bennett & Daniel Narducci
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15. Erkenne mich, mein Hüter
Bloomington Chamber Singers & Gerald Sousa
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16. Petrus aber antwortete
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa, Alan Bennett, Ian Pottmeyer & Daniel Narducci
1:03 $0.99
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17. Ich will hier bei dir stehen
Bloomington Chamber Singers & Gerald Sousa
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18. Da kam Jesus mit ihnen zu einem Hofe
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa, Alan Bennett & Daniel Narducci
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19. O Schmerz! Hier zittert das gequälte Herz
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa & Daniel C. Shirley
1:56 $0.99
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20. Ich will bei meinem Jesu wachen
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa & Daniel C. Shirley
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21. Und ging hin ein wenig
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa, Alan Bennett & Daniel Narducci
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22. Der Heiland fällt vor seinem Vater nieder
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa & Joseph Beutel
1:01 $0.99
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23. Gerne will ich mich bequemen
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa & Joseph Beutel
4:07 $0.99
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24. Und er kam zu seinen Jügern
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa, Alan Bennett & Daniel Narducci
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25. Was mein Gott will, das G'scheh' Allzeit
Bloomington Chamber Singers & Gerald Sousa
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26. Und Er kam und fand sie aber schlafend
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa, Alan Bennett, Daniel Narducci & Eric Orth
2:16 $0.99
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27. So ist mein Jesus nun gefangen
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa, Angelique Zuluaga & Ursula Maria Kuhar
4:59 $0.99
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28. Und siehe, einer aus denen
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa, Alan Bennett & Daniel Narducci
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29. O Mensch, bewein' dein' Sünde groß
Bloomington Chamber Singers & Gerald Sousa
6:39 $0.99
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30. Ach, nun ist mein Jesus hin!
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa & Ursula Maria Kuhar
4:05 $0.99
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31. Die aber Jesum gegriffen hatten
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa & Alan BennettAlan Bennett
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32. Mir hat die Welt trüglich gericht’
Bloomington Chamber Singers & Gerald Sousa
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33. Und wiewohl viel falshe Zeugen
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa, Alan Bennett, Ted Jones, Rebeckah Valentine & Tom Gregory
1:17 $0.99
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34. Mein Jesus schweigt zu falschen Lügen
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa & Daniel C. Shirley
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35. Geduld
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa & Daniel C. Shirley
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36. Und der Hohenpriester antwortete
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa, Alan Bennett, Ted Jones & Daniel Narducci
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37. Wer hat dich so geschlagen
Bloomington Chamber Singers & Gerald Sousa
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38. Petrus aber saß draußen im Palast
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa, Alan Bennett, Lisa Kurz, Carolyn Sowinski & Ian Pottmeyer
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39. Erbarme dich, mein Gott
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa & Ursula Maria Kuhar
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40. Und siehe da, der Vorhang
Bloomington Chamber SinGerald Sousagers & Gerald Sousa
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41. Des Morgens aber hielten
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa, Alan Bennett, Eric Orth, Joel Thoreson & Jeff White
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42. Gebt mir meinen Jesum wieder
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa & Joseph Beutel
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43. Sie hielten aber einen Rat
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa, Alan Bennett, Curtis Crafton & Daniel Narducci
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44. Befiehl du deine Wege
Bloomington Chamber Singers & Gerald Sousa
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45. Auf das Fest aber hatte der Landpfleger
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa, Alan Bennett, Curtis Crafton & Jennylynn Vidas
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46. Wie wunderbarlich
Bloomington Chamber Singers & Gerald Sousa
0:48 $0.99
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47. Der Landpfleger sagte
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa, Alan Bennett & Curtis Crafton
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48. Er hat uns allen wohlgetan
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa & Angelique Zuluaga
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49. Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa & Angelique Zuluaga
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50. Sie schrieen aber noch mehr, und sprachen
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa, Alan Bennett & Curtis Crafton
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51. Erbarm' es Gott!
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa & Ursula Maria Kuhar
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52. Können Tränen meiner Wangen
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa & Ursula Maria Kuhar
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53. Da nahmen die Kriegsknechte
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa & Alan Bennett
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54. O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden
Bloomington Chamber Singers & Gerald Sousa
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55. Und da sie Ihn verspottet hatten
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa & Alan Bennett
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56. Ja, freilich will in uns das Fleisch und Blut
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa & Joseph Beutel
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57. Komm, süßes Kreuz
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa & Joseph Beutel
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58. Und da sie an die Stätte kamen
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa & Alan Bennett
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59. Ach, Golgatha, unsel'ges Golgatha!
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa & Ursula Maria Kuhar
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60. Sehet, Jesus, hat die Hand
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa & Ursula Maria Kuhar
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61. Und von der sechsten Stunde an
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa, Alan Bennett & Daniel Narducci
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62. Wenn ich einmal soll scheiden
Bloomington Chamber Singers & Gerald Sousa
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63. Und siehe da, der Vorhang
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa & Alan Bennett
2:36 $0.99
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64. Am Abend, da es kühle war
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa & Joseph Beutel
2:12 $0.99
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65. Mache dich, mein Herze, rein
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa & Joseph Beutel
6:04 $0.99
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66. Und Joseph nahm den Leib
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa, Alan Bennett & Curtis Crafton
2:38 $0.99
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67. Nun ist der Herr zur Ruh' gebracht
Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa, Angelique Zuluaga, Ursula Maria Kuhar, Daniel C. Shirley & Joseph Beutel
2:12 $0.99
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68. Wir setzen uns mit Tränen nieder
Bloomington Chamber Singers & Gerald Sousa
8:33 $0.99
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A PERSONAL REFLECTION...

Bach's St. Matthew Passion stands undisputed among the greatest artistic achievements of Western civilization. The variety and depth of Bach's musical inventiveness is staggering, and the spiritual insights the work offers transcend time, space, and creed. Though dauntingly vast in scope, its architecture is brilliantly concise. My relationship with the work is intensely personal, but hardly unique - virtually every musician I know reveres this piece with a sense of awe. It is that remarkable. It is that powerful.

I discovered this work during a survey course of Baroque music while I was an undergraduate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. To this day, I vividly remember sitting in a carrel in the Listening Library, overwhelmed as the magnificent opening chorus unfolded for the first time. Three hours later, when that last wrenching B-natural dissonance in the final measure resolved, I had been transformed and humbled.

Since that day some forty years ago,the Matthew Passion has been, in a very real way, my musical bible. I return to it in times of joy, sadness, hope, uncertainty, gratitude, and love. I have been inspired by Picander's poetry, by Luther's chorale texts, and by the Biblical scriptures that form the dramatic and spiritual basis of the work. I have sung it with some of the world's great conductors and have been inspired by teachers who patiently guided me towards their insights. The piece has served as a textbook for counterpoint, harmony, and musical structure. I have carried the score with me on trips, notably on a visit to the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, where I spent one afternoon in solitude, listening silently to the music in the dark church in which it was first performed, and where the great composer lay in his final resting place just a few feet from my pew. Twenty years ago, I conducted the work for the first time; it was the most difficult thing I had ever attempted, and unequivocally the most rewarding. Though I have heard, studied, or performed Bach's great Passion literally thousands of times throughout my life, to this day it is still new, unfailingly nurturing, and ever miraculous.

There is an ancient Chinese proverb that counsels us that "The Journey is the Reward." The preparation of tonight's performance has taken forty years. How very grateful I am that Bach wrote this monumental work, that it survived the ages, and that I have had the opportunity to collaborate with so many wonderful musicians over the years, and especially tonight, in exploring the profound depths of this inspired masterpiece.

- Gerald Sousa
April 5th, 2009

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