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St. John Passion (Christoph Dalitz, 2014)

A setting in a style reminiscent of Heinrich Schütz. I had already written a first version of this piece 1991, but had used at that time the text of the so called "Einheitsübersetzung" which may not be freely distributed. Hence I have now rewritten the piece on the basis of Allioli's translation (early 19th century) and have also taken the opportunity to improve the piece considerably.

As the setting is simple, yet interesting, and poses especially no problems to the solo parts, this piece can be sung by small choirs with the soliloquents taken from the choir. For choirs that cannot sing the entire passion in German, I have also prepared an edition with only inroit and conclusion, with both an international edition in Latin and a localized version for English speaking countries.