1716 Georg Philipp TELEMANN (Ger., Eng.) (1681-1767) set the text of BROCKES’ (Ger., Eng.) (1680-1747) Passion into music. While TELEMANN was re-discovered some time ago, I guess outside a few Germanistic seminars BROCKES is unknown.
Here is a small piece out of the highly praised recording of René JACOBS (Ger., Eng.) and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin. Play it loud, there’s plenty of drive, it’s Baroque!