Bach St Matthews Passion - Arias

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  • 3 Arias
    • Endure! Endure!
      • Tenor Solo
        • wide vocal range
          • octave leaps
            • taunting
          • 7ths
            • lying
          • as well as step wise movement
            • endure
          • F to a high A in the same bar. 3 bars after C.
          • scourge and rod, scurge and rod
        • extended melismas
          • endure
          • taunting
          • avenging
        • florid vocal line
          • angular writing
            • Taunting
      • accompaniment
        • highly decorated bass line
        • viola da gamba
        • dissonance with vocal part
          • reflects text taunting
    • Come Healing cross
      • Accompaniment
        • Viola da gamba
          • virtuosic part
          • ornate part
        • heavy instrumental line - weight of the cross
      • Bass Solo
        • Sense of beauty and hope
        • extended mellismas
          • Saviour
          • Burden
        • Wide vocal range with wide intervals
          • Lay on me its weight : Bar after B
          • High Eb before D "Then help thou me"
          • "O Lord to bear" Low Cs and Ds
    • Have Mercy Lord
      • Accompaniment
        • Simple Bass line l
          • Tonic Pedal
          • 3 repeated quavrss 4 times in a bar
        • decorated
          • Trills
          • demi-semi quaver runs
          • Chramatic notes
      • Alto Solo
        • melisma's
          • Mercy
          • weeping
          • Bitter
        • long sustained notes
          • Me
          • eyes
        • Tension created
          • Dimminished 7ths
            • Mercy
            • in ascending  sequence
          • chramatisism
            • final bitter weeping

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