66c. Pilatus sprach zu ihnen

From Matthäus-Passion, BWV 244, Part II

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

German text

English translation

Pilatus sprach zu ihnen:
Pilate said to them:
 
 
Pilatus
Pilate
Da habt ihr die Hüter; gehet hin und verwahrets, wie ihrs wisset!
You have guards there; go and guard it as you see fit!
 
 
Evangelist
Evangelist
Sie gingen hin und verwahreten das Grab mit Hütern und versiegelten den Stein.
They went forth and protected the tomb with guards and put a seal on the stone.

About the text

  • Text references: Matthew 27:65–27:66 (verbatim)

Instrumentation

Chorus I

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

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