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Cuepoints: St Matthew Passion

  • Mar 19, 2013

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Flash programming, graphic design, editing, content Tim Smith, Northern Arizona University with assistance from Benjamin Kammin, and editorial-proofreading assistance with encouragement from Eva L. Hedlund.

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Sherry and Gordon Paine for permission to photograph the Calov Bible. Leah Hedberg Photography, photographs of the Calov Bible.

Audio

J.S. Bach St. Matthew Passion BWV 244? Christiane Oelze, soprano; Ingeborg Danz, alto; Michael Schade, tenor; Matthias Goerne, Thomas Quasthoff, bass; Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart; Bach Collegium Stuttgart; Helmuth Rilling, conductor © 1999 Hänssler CLASSIC, CD recording No. 92.074 ?Recorded Stadhalle, Sindelfingen, Germany. ?Used by permission.

Publications

The Saint Matthew Passion: a Text for Voices John Reeves, poetry, introduction, and contexts: ©2001 Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, ©2013 John Reeves, by permission of the author. Liturgical Life in Orthodox Leipzig By Frank C. Senn, from Christian Liturgy ©1997 Augsburg Fortress, by permission of the publisher. The Candle and its Symbolism The Forgotten Sermon of the St. Matthew Passion The Words of Bach’s Passion: Its Bible, Poetry, and Chorales Stations of the Cross: A Guide to Hearing the St. Matthew Passion over Five Days Who Was Jesus of Nazareth? On Angel's Wings: Bach's Passion from a Heavenly Point of View Bach's Easter Oratorio: Peter sees the shroud of the risen Lord By Timothy A. Smith The Chorales of Bach's Passion: their Sources and Dramatic Roles By Timothy A. Smith and Ben Kammin Fifth Passion-Sermon: Peter Thrice Denies the Lord Jesus in the House of Caiaphas By Martin Luther, tr. J. T. Isensee

Translators and translations

Afrikaans Chapters 26-27 of the Gospel of Matthew from the 1983 Vertaling Hele Bybel, Copyright © 1983, with permission from the Bible Society of South Africa. Picander text retained in Tobin Schmuck’s English translation. Albanian Chapters 26-27 of the Gospel of Matthew from the Albanian Bible (public domain). Picander text retained in Quirino Principe’s Italian translation. Armenian Chapters 26-27 of the Gospel of Matthew from the 1853 Western Armenian New Testament (Dwight/Riggs) public domain. Picander text retained in Tobin Schmuck’s English translation. Azerbaijani Chapters 26-27 of the Gospel of Matthew from the Azerbaijani New Testament. The copyright status of this translation is unknown. Picander text retained in Tobin Schmuck’s English translation. Basque Chapters 26-27 of the Gospel of Matthew: Texto “Elizen Arteko Biblia” usado con permiso; © Sociedad Bíblica de España, miembro de Sociedades Bíblicas Unidas. Picander text retained in Alfonso Sebastián Alegre's Spanish translation. Belize Creole Chapters 26-27 from Di Nyoo Testiment in Belize Kriol (1st ed.), Copyright © 2012, Wycliffe Bible Translators, used by permission. Picander text retained in Tobin Schmuck’s English translation. Bulgarian Chapters 26-27 of the Gospel of Matthew from the Bulgarian Bible (public domain). Picander text retained in Peter Mesherinov’s Russian translation. Catalàn Josep-Miguel Serra at CataBach.com Cebuano Chapters 26-27 of the Gospel of Matthew from the 1917 Ang Biblia (Pinadayag version) courtesy of the Philippine Bible Society. Picander text retained in Tobin Schmuck’s English translation. Chinese Ting Hanson Croatian Chapters 26-27 of the Gospel of Matthew from the Hratska Biblija (public domain). Picander text retained in German. Czech Chapters 26-27 of the Gospel of Matthew from the Bibli Svata (public domain). Picander text retained in German. Danish Chapters 26-27 of the Gospel of Matthew from Dette er Biblen på dansk (public domain). Picander text retained in German. Dutch Chapters 26-27 of the Gospel of Matthew from De Bijbel (public domain). Picander text retained in German. English Tobin Schmuck, ©2012 Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, NYC. By permission of bachvespersnyc.org Esperanto Chapters 26-27 of the Gospel of Matthew from the 1926 La Sankta Biblio (public domain). Picander text retained in Tobin Schmuck’s English translation. Estonian Chapters 26-27 of the Gospel of Matthew from the Estonian Genesis and New Testament. The copyright status of this translation is unknown. Picander text retained in Tobin Schmuck’s English translation. Finnish Chapters 26-27 of the Gospel of Matthew from the Finnish Bible - Raamattu (public domain). Picander text retained in German. French Guy Laffaille Gaeilge (Irish) Chapters 26-27 of the Gospel of Matthew from An Bíobla Naofa, Copyright © 1981 An Sagart. Used by permission. Picander text retained in Tobin Schmuck’s English translation. Greek Chapters 26-27 of the Gospel of Matthew from the 1892 Scrivener New Testament (public domain). Picander text retained in German. Gullah Chapters 26-27 from De Good Nyews Bout Jedus Christ Wa Matthew Write (Sea Island Creole, 1st ed.) Copyright © 2005 American Bible Society. Picander text retained in Tobin Schmuck’s English translation. Haitian Creole Chapters 26-27 of the Haitian Creole Bible, public domain. Picander text retained in Guy Laffaille's French translation. Hawai'i Pidgin Chapters 26-27 from the Hawai'i Pidgin Bible, Copyright © 2000, 2009 Wycliffe Bible Translators, used by permission. Picander text retained in Tobin Schmuck’s English translation. Hebrew Aryeh Oron with special thanks for assistance in contacting other translators and his comprehensive website at bach-cantatas.com Hindi Chapters 26-27 of the Gospel of Matthew from the Hindi Bible: EASY-TO-READ VERSION™, © 2010 World Bible Translation Center, a subsidiary of Bible League International, used by permission. Picander text retained in Tobin Schmuck’s English translation. Hungarian József Szécsi based on a translation by Lajos Winkler and the Protestant Hungarian Bible (public domain). Sincere thanks to Rita Kaizinger for research assistance. Icelandic Chapters 26-27 of the Icelandic Bible, public domain. Picander text retained in Tobin Schmuck’s English translation. Indonesian Rianto Pardede (word against word libretto); hoverable text over the Calov Bible courtesy of the Indonesian Bible Society, Dikutip dari ALKITAB Terjemahan Baru (TB) © LAI 1974 Italian Quirino Principe; translation 1998 on behalf of the celebrated “Società del Quartetto," Milan. Japanese Junshiro Kawabata Korean Chapters 26-27 of the Gospel of Matthew from THE HOLY BIBLE, Old and New Testaments, Common Translation, © Korean Bible Society 1997, 1999, used by permission. Picander text retained in Tobin Schmuck’s English translation. Latin Chapters 26-27 of the Gospel of Matthew from the Biblia Sacra Vulgata (public domain). Picander text retained in German. Latvian Chapters 26-27 of the Gospel of Matthew from the 1965 gada Bïbeles izdevuma revidetais teksts (the Revised Latvian Bible) Copyright © 1997 the Latvian Bible Society, used by permission. Picander text retained in Tobin Schmuck’s English translation. Lithuanian Chapters 26-27 of the Gospel of Matthew from the Biblija, arba Šventasis Raštas, © 2012 Lietuvos Biblijos draugija, used by permission. Picander text retained in Tobin Schmuck´s English translation. Norwegian Lars Brusletto Sveen Plautdietsch Matthew 26-27 text © 2001 Elmer I. Reimer. Picander text retained in Tobin Schmuck’s English translation. Polish Fr. Julian Mieczys?aw ?mierciak OFM Portuguese Sociedade das Ciências Antigas, Brazil, with appreciation to Pierre Vincenti. Romanian Chapters 26-27 of the Gospel of Matthew from the Cornilescu Bible (public domain). Picander text retained in German. Russian Fr. Peter Mesherinov (blog) Serbian Chapters 26-27 of the Gospel of Matthew from the Serbian New Testament: EASY-TO-READ VERSION™, © 2003 World Bible Translation Center, a subsidiary of Bible League International, used by permission. Picander text retained in Tobin Schmuck’s English translation. Slovak Chapters 26-27 of the Gospel of Matthew from Biblia, Slovenský ekumenický preklad, Copyright © 2008 Slovenská biblická spolo?nos?. Used by permission. Picander text retained in German. Spanish Alfonso Sebastián Alegre St. Lucian Creole Chapters 26-27 from Tèstèman nèf-la: Épi an posyòn an liv samz-la, Copyright © 1999, Wycliffe Bible Translators, used by permission. Picander text retained in Guy Laffaille’s French translation. Swahili Chapters 26-27 of the Gospel of Matthew from the Kiswahili Contemporary Version (Neno: Bibilia Takatifu), Copyright ©1984, 1989, 2006, 2013 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide. Picander text retained in German. Swedish Eva L Hedlund, Swedish translator of spiritual texts, mainly in Bach's work. Tagalog Chapters 26-27 of the Gospel of Matthew from Ang Salita ng Diyos (SND) Copyright © 1998 Bibles International. Used by permission. Picander text retained in Tobin Schmuck's English translation. Thai Chapters 26-27 of the Gospel of Matthew from the Thai New Testament: EASY-TO-READ VERSION™, © 2001 World Bible Translation Center, a subsidiary of Bible League International, used by permission. Picander text retained in Tobin Schmuck’s English translation. Turkish Chapters 26-27 of the Gospel of Matthew from the Kutsal Kitap Yeni Ceviri, (New Translation) Copyright © The Bible Society in Turkey (Kitab? Mukaddes ?irketi) & The Translation Trust / Yeni Ya?am Yay?nlar?, 2001,2008. Used by permission. Picander text retained in German. Ukrainian Chapters 26-27 of the Gospel of Matthew from the Ukrainian Bible (public domain). Picander text retained in Peter Mesherinov’s Russian translation. Vietnamese Chapters 26-27 of the Gospel of Matthew from the 1934 Vietnamese Bible (public domain). Picander text retained in Tobin Schmuck’s English translation. Welsh Chapters 26-27 of the Gospel of Matthew from the Beibl Cymraeg Newydd (The New Welsh Bible) © Copyright British and Foreign Bible Society, 1988, 2004, used by permission. Picander text retained in Tobin Schmuck’s English translation.

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