Johannes Herold

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Johannes Heroldt (around 1550 in Jena - September 8, 1603 in Weimar) was a German composer best known for his six-part St Matthew Passion composed at Klagenfurt in 1594.[1][2][3]

Works, editions and recordings[edit]

  • "Historia des Leidens und Sterbens unsers Herrn und Heylandts Jesu Christi aus dem hlg. Evangelio Mattheo", mit 6 Stimmen componirt; Grätz in Steyer bei Georg Widmannstetter, 1594, Graz 1594 ; edition Hans Joachim Moser - 1955
  • Historia, with Joachim a Burck Johannespassion and Christoph Demantius Passion. recorded by Michel Laplénie, Erato 1990
  • Historia, with Teodoro Clinio Passio secundum Joannem - recorded by Ensemble Triagonale, Michael Paumgarten CPO, 2015


  1. ^ Etudes - Volume 372 1901 - Page 861 " Histoire de la Passion et de la mort de NS (1594) de Johannes Herold (1550-1603), dont le livret emprunte aux quatre évangiles pour culminer sur les sept paroles de Jésus en croix, et le ... "
  2. ^ Howard E. Smither A History of the Oratorio: The oratoria in the baroque ... 0807812943 - 1977 - Page 8 "... of the Passion and Suffering of Our One Redeemer and Savior Jesus Christ," 1594). :1 Other through-composed historiae are those by Joachim a Burck (1568),11 Johann Steurlin (1576), Johann Machold (1593), Johannes Herold (1594), ...
  3. ^ Basil Smallman, The Background of Passion Music (1970), p. 143: "fairly frequently in Passion music; yet to the present author's knowledge there is only one surviving instance. This occurs in the six-part St Matthew Passion by Johannes Herold which was composed at Klagenfurt in 1594"