Performed by violinist Zlata and pianist Mari
J S Bach – Erbarme Dich, Mein Gott | St Matthew Passion (violin and piano)
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I was inspired to play this beautiful violin solo and wanted to record it with pianist Mari. As we worked on it we had the idea to also play the vocal part on the violin.
This aria describes Peter’s lament after having denied knowing Jesus three times. The text is adapted from the Gospel of St Matthew.
Aria – “Erbarme dich mein gott”
from the St Matthew Passion (Matthäus-Passion, BWV 244)
composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Erbarme dich, mein Gott,
Um meiner Zähren Willen!
Schaue hier, Herz und Auge
Weint vor dir bitterlich.
Erbarme dich, erbarme dich!
Have mercy, my God,
for the sake of my tears!
Look here, heart and eyes
weep bitterly before You.
Have mercy, have mercy!