Friday, April 10, 2020

The Sacred Baroque On This Good Friday

As with many of the Baroque and classical music composers, Johann Sebastian Bach was a very religious man who received much of his music training in the church.  He wrote many moving religious compositions, one of which is his oratorio, the stirring St. Matthew Passion.

Johann Sebastian Bach [1685 - 1750]
On this Good Friday with the sacred holiday, Easter, coming this Sunday for Christians, I think Bach's sacred St. Matthew Passion is appropriate for today. 

This is a very long piece.  So, please turn up the sound, play in full screen and enjoy Part I and the final chorus of this moving music by the giant of Baroque music and the giant of music itself, Johann Sebastian Bach. 

J.S. Bach: The St. Matthew Passion, Part I:

J.S. Bach: The St. Matthew Passion, final chorus:

Blessings on this Good Friday and Holy Saturday and wishing all Christians a Happy Easter!

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