61a. Und von der sechsten Stunde an

From Matthäus-Passion, BWV 244, Part II

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
E flat major → c minor
Meter
4/4
Structure
none
Length
14 measures

German text

English translation

Und von der sechsten Stunde an war eine Finsternis über das ganze Land bis zu der neunten Stunde. Und um die neunte Stunde schriee Jesus laut und sprach:
And from the sixth hour there was a darkness over the entire land until the ninth hour. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out loudly and said:
 
 
Jesus
Jesus
Eli, Eli, lama asabthani?
Eli, Eli, lama sabachtani?
 
 
Evangelist
Evangelist
Das ist: “Mein Gott, mein Gott, warum hast du mich verlassen?” Etliche aber, die da stunden, da sie das höreten, sprachen sie:
That is: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Some of those, however, who were standing by, when they heard this, said:

About the text

  • Text references: Matthew 27:45–27:47a (verbatim)

Instrumentation

Chorus I

  • Evangelista (Tenore)
  • Jesus (Basso)
  • Continuo: Organo

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