M602: Seminar in Musicology. The passion music of C.P.E. Bach

Daniel R. Melamed

School of Music, Indiana University

Fall 2004






30 August        1. Introduction/CPEB as Hamburg church musician. Guest: Prof. Reginald L. Sanders

 6 September   2. Background topics

13 September  3. The 1789 passion--Analytical issues

20 September  4. The 1789 passion--Analytical issues, cont.

27 September  5. The 1789 passion--sources

 4 October       6. The Matthew passions

11 October      7. The 1771 passion--sources

18 October      8. The 1771 passion--sources

25 October      9. The 1771 passion--analytical issues

 1 November  10.  Individual passions--overviews

 8 November   11. [Individual meetings]

15 November  12. Guest: Paul Corneilson (Managing Editor, CPEB: CW)

22 November  13.  DRM on earlier Hamburg passions / Presentation:  1. M. Nisbet

29 November  14. Presentations:    2. R. Goldberg (with Table)       3. T. Yeager                4. A. Shaffer

6 December     15. Presentations:   5. T. Cheng (with Table and Table)    6. C. Hunter (with Appendix)  7. S. Winks



Prof. Daniel R. Melamed    MU011, 855-1738    dmelamed (AT) indiana.edu
Office hours: By appointment. E-mail questions are welcome at any time and are the fastest way to get an answer.

Course information, assignments, reserve lists and this schedule can be found at

http://m602.melamed.org, also reachable through http://dmelamed.pages.iu.edu


These are available in the Music Library. Selected electronic reserves are at http://ereserves.indiana.edu/coursepage.asp?cid=2798; password "passion."


Students are expected to attend every class; please do not schedule conflicting activities. Religious commitments and serious illness are ordinarily the only acceptable reasons for missing a class meeting. Please let the instructor know beforehand by e-mail if you are forced to miss a class. Members of the class are expected to participate actively in class discussions and to be fully prepared to do so every time.


There will be no examinations. The course grade will be based on presentations, participation and the final paper.


Tong Cheng                tcheng AT indiana.edu

Randy Goldberg         regoldbe AT indiana.edu

Caitlin Hunter             canhunte AT indiana.edu

Matthew Nisbet          mnisbet AT indiana.edu

Ann Shaffer                ashaffer AT indiana.edu

Sherri Winks              swinks AT indiana.edu

Travis Yeager             tnyeager AT indiana.edu

Daniel R. Melamed    dmelamed AT indiana.edu


Documents and letters

Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel. Briefe und Dokumente: kritische Gesamtausgabe. Edited by Ernst Suchalla. 2. vols. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1994. [ML410.B112 A22]

Wiermann, Barbara. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Dokumente zu Leben und Wirken aus der zeitgenössischen Hamburgischen Presse (1767-1790). Hildesheim: Olms, 2000 . [ML410.B112 W5]

Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel. The letters of C.P.E. Bach. Translated and edited by Stephen L. Clark. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997. [ML410.B112 A27]



Miesner, Heinrich. Philipp Emanuel Bach in Hamburg: Beiträge zu seiner Biographie und zur Musikgeschichte seiner Zeit. Heide, 1929. [ML410.B112 M6]

Ottenberg, Hans-Günter. C.P.E. Bach. Translated by Philip J. Whitmore. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987. [ML410.B112 O872]


CPEB's church music

Leisinger, Ulrich and Hans-Günter Ottenberg, eds. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bachs geistliche Musik: Bericht über das internationale Symposium (Teil 1) vom 12. bis 16. März 1998 in Frankfurt (Oder). Frankfurt (Oder): Konzerthalle "Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach", 2000. [ML410.B112 C3 v.1]

Nagel, Anette. Studien zur Passionskantate von Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Frankfurt am Main: P. Lang, c1995. [ML410.B112 N34]


Clark, Stephen L. "C.P.E. Bach and the Tradition of Passion Music in Hamburg." Early Music 16 (1988): 533–41. [e-reserves]

Quarg, G. "'Passions-Cantatte von Ph.E.Bach': zur Kölner Markus-Passion." Musik und Kirche 65 (1995): 62–71. [pdf here]


Clark, Stephen Lewis. "The Occasional Choral Works of C. P. E. Bach." Ph.D. diss., Princeton University, 1984. [AAT 8415530; DAI-A 45/04, p. 981, Oct 1984] [ML410.B112 C5]

Sanders, Reginald LeMonte. "Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and liturgical music at the Hamburg principal churches from 1768 to 1788." Ph.D. diss, Yale University, 2001. [AAT 3030822; DAI-A 62/10, p. 3235, Apr 2002] [ML410.B112 S2]


Kulukundis, Elias N. "C. P. E. Bach in the Library of the Singakademie zu Berlin." In Stephen L. Clark, ed., C.P.E. Bach studies, 159-176. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1988. [ML410.B112 C12]


Bach, Carl Philipp. Emanuel Markus-Passion für Soli, Chor, Orchester und Basso continuo. Ed. Harald Kümmerling. Köln-Rheinkassel: Edition Dohr, c1997. [Miniature score M2000 .M27]


Hamburg church music


Sittard, Joseph. Geschichte des Musik- und Concertwesens in Hamburg. Altona and Leipzig, 1890. [ML283.H19 S62]

Krüger, Liselotte. Die hamburgische Musikorganisation im 17. Jahrhundert. Strassburg: Heitz & Co., 1933. [ML283.8.H19 K9]

Kremer, Joachim. Das norddeutsche Kantorat im 18. Jahrhundert: Untersuchungen am Beispiel Hamburgs. Kassel, 1995. [ML2929 .K74]

Kremer, Joachim. Joachim Gerstenbüttel (1647-1721) im Spannungsfeld von Oper und Kirche: ein Beitrag zur Musikgeschichte Hamburgs. Hamburg: von Bockel, 1997. [ML410.G2886 K74]

Becker, H. "Die frühe hamburgische Tagespresse als musikgeschichtliche Quelle." Beiträge zur hamburgischen Musikgeschichte, ed. H. Husmann, 22-45. Hamburg, 1956. [ML283.8.H19 H9]


Birke, J. "Zur Geschichte der Passionsaufführungen in Hamburg bis zum Tode des Kantors Thomas Selle." Zeitschrift des Vereins für hamburgische Geschichte, 44 (1958): 219–32. [pdf here]


Telemann passions

Telemann. Lukaspassion 1728. Ed. Hans Hörner and Martin Ruhnke. Musikalische Werke 15. Kassel: Bärenreiter, 1964. [M3 .T26 v. 15]

Telemann. Matthäus-Passion für Soli, Chor und Orchester. Ed. Kurt Redel. Wiesbaden: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1976. [M2003.T3 P44]

Telemann. Johannes-Passion : 1737. Ed. Felix Schroeder. New York: Edition Eulenburg, 1976. [M2000.T44 J6 (1737)]

Telemann. Johannespassion 1745 : Ein Lämmlein geht und trägt die Schuld, TWV 5:30. Ed. Wolfgang Hirschmann. Musikalische Werke 29. Kassel: Bärenreiter, 1996. [M3 .T26 v. 29]

Telemann. Matthäus-Passion (1754). Ed. Eitelfriedrich Thom. Michaelstein: Kultur-und Forschungsstätte Michaelstein, 1986. [M2000.T44 M2]

Telemann. Seliges Erwägen: Passionsoratorium in neun Betrachtungen. Ed. Ute Poetzsch. Musikalische Werke 33. Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2001. [M3 .T26 v.33]

Telemann. Lukas-Passion (1744). Ed. Felix Schroeder. Die Kantate 210. [M2000.T44 L7 (1744)]

Lesle, L. "Passion für Passionen: das Hamburger 'Telemann-Projekt.'" Musik und Kirche 65 (1995): 114–15. [pdf here]

Telemann. Matthäus-Passion (1746) Soli, gemischter Chor und Orchester. Ed. Felix Schroeder. Heidelberg : W. Müller, 1976. REQUESTED




Original sources


Sing-Akademie sources on microfiche: AKK5958 -- SHELVED WITH FRONTLOG MICROFICHES

    Part 1, Supplement II; index/guide in box

Sing-Akademie sources on CD-ROM: AKK5958 --SHELVED BEHIND THE FRONT DESK

    Part 1, Supplement II; no index/guide

Telemann sources on microfiche: AKK5958 -- SHELVED WITH FRONTLOG MICROFICHES

    Part 2


Librettos in electronic form

Mt Mk Lk Jh
1769 1770 1771 1772


1774 1775 1776
1777 1778


1781 1782


1785 1786 1787 1788


St John passions

St Luke passions

St Mark passions

St Matthew passions

Materials on personal reserve


Black binder labeled “Selected Works”


Maroon binder labeled “Bach & Telemann Articles”


White binder labeled “1789 Passion Proofs”


White binder labeled “C.P.E. Bach Complete Works (excerpts)”


White binder labeled “Luke Passion (Working Manuscript)”


1. Introduction/C.P.E. Bach as Hamburg church musician.


Please read

Ottenberg, Hans-Günter. C.P.E. Bach. Translated by Philip J. Whitmore. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987. [ML410.B112 O872]

Ulrich Leisinger's entry in the new New Grove.

Sanders, Reginald LeMonte. "Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and liturgical music at the Hamburg principal churches from 1768 to 1788." Ph.D. diss, Yale University, 2001. [Frontlog books 5788853]


2. Background topics

A. CPEB editions/catalogues: T. Cheng

B. CPEB estate/auction catalogues/sources: C. Hunter

C. The Sing-Akademie zu Berlin/recovery of sources: A. Shaffer

D. CPEB's church music repertory (his own music): M. Nisbet

E. CPEB's church music repertory (Fremdwerke): S. Winks

F. Hamburg hymnals: T. Yeager

G. CPEB passion music studies to date: R. Goldberg


3. The 1789 passion