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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
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6. Buß und Reu Bloomington Chamber Singers, Ursula Maria Kuhar & Gerald Sousa
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7. Da ging hin der Zwölfen einer Bloomington Chamber Singers, Alan Bennett, Eric Orth & Gerald Sousa
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8. Blute nur, du liebes Herz! Bloomington Chamber Singers, Angelique Zuluaga & Gerald Sousa
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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
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11. Er antwortete und sprach: Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa, Alan Bennett, Daniel Narducci & Eric Orth
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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
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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
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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
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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
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23. Gerne will ich mich bequemen Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa & Joseph Beutel
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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
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27. So ist mein Jesus nun gefangen Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa, Angelique Zuluaga & Ursula Maria Kuhar
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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
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30. Ach, nun ist mein Jesus hin! Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa & Ursula Maria Kuhar
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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
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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
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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
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64. Am Abend, da es kühle war Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa & Joseph Beutel
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65. Mache dich, mein Herze, rein Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa & Joseph Beutel
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66. Und Joseph nahm den Leib Bloomington Chamber Singers, Gerald Sousa, Alan Bennett & Curtis Crafton
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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
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68. Wir setzen uns mit Tränen nieder Bloomington Chamber Singers & Gerald Sousa
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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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