St Luke Passion - 32: It is finished

jsb_slpz-32-finished.nwcNovember 20211.37 kB00:03:19
Composer:Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750), German
Genre:Classical Oratorio
Instruments:arranged for SATB (piccolo, clarinet, French horn, bassoon) and piano (converted to strings etc)
Submitter:Hooper, John
Email:john (e-mail)
Ziptitle:St Luke Passion (BWV 246)
There are no text/lyrics; these Files were generated purely for Choral Rehearsing purposes (using a published piano-reduction Score), and so don't look pretty even though they should sound reasonable (though that depends very much on your hardware/software; mine is a Soundblaster AWE64 Gold). Voice-emphasised Midi Files of the whole work can be downloaded for free from my Website (above).
The Site also contains Midi Files for several rather more modern Composers, for which NWC versions may be available.
The present Files relate to a shortened and simplified English-language Score version of the Work as prepared by Rev. A Hastings Kelk and J Michael Diak and published by Paterson (a copy of which Score is available from Boosey & Hawkes).
There is an excellent performance of the full Work in its entirety by the Alsfelder Vokalensemble, under Wolfgang Helbich, on YouTube starting at There does not seem to be any published recording of the present shortened and simplified version. If anyone knows of such a published (and freely available) version, please let me know its location.
This Work was originally attributed to Bach because a publication source was a manuscript copy of the Score partially in Bach's own hand. Subsequently, however, this attribution was questioned, and it was then thought likely that the Work was composed by Johann Melchior Molter. Even this, though, is now doubted, and so the Work now appears in the catalogues under the heading "apocryphal" or "anonymous" (see the Wikipedia entry).