27a. So ist mein Jesus nun gefangen

From Matthäus-Passion, BWV 244, Part I

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
e minor
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Andante
Length
64 measures

German text

English translation

So ist mein Jesus nun gefangen.
Thus my Jesus is now captured.
—Laßt ihn, haltet, bindet nicht!—
—Leave him, stop, don’t bind him!—
Mond und Licht
Moon and light
Ist vor Schmerzen untergangen,
for sorrow have set,
Weil mein Jesus ist gefangen.
since my Jesus is captured.
Sie führen ihn, er ist gebunden.
They take him away, he is bound.
 

About the text

  • Author: Picander

Instrumentation

Chorus I

  • Flauto traverso I
  • Flauto traverso II
  • Oboe I
  • Oboe II
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola + Violoncello
  • Soprano solo
  • Alto solo

Chorus II

  • Flauto traverso I
  • Flauto traverso II
  • Oboe I
  • Oboe II
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Organo

Notes

see note for violoncello (Neue Bach-Ausgabe)

Resources

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