Aria (‘Erbarme dich’, St. Matthew Passion)

“Erbarme Dich” from St. Matthew Passion; a beautiful melancholic aria for two solo saxophones.
Bach, J.S.
S Solo 1, S/A Solo 2, SATB
6 minutes



This is an arrangement of the alto aria, “Erbarme dich mein Gott” from J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. It comes just after Peter has denied Christ and is charged with bitter regret and weeping. So, although it is not particularly demanding technically, the performer has to understand the emotion and be able to sustain it through the long, intensely lyrical lines.

The E-Edition PDF bundle comes with the following parts:

Standard parts
Solo Soprano Saxophone 1
Solo Alto Saxophone (alternative to Solo Soprano Saxophone 2)
Soprano Saxophone
Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone

Alternative parts
Solo Soprano Saxophone 2 (alternative to Solo Alto Saxophone)

“Aria” is also available in hard-copy from June Emerson Wind Music.


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