Music from the film:
Il vangelo secondo Matteo (1964)
The Gospel According to St. Matthew
Written and directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini.
Gloria, Missa Luba
“Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child”
performed by Odetta
Bach, St. Matthew Passion
Erbarme Dich (musical introduction)
Wir setzen uns mit Tränen nieder
Adagio, Concerto for violin and oboe in D minor, BWV 1060
Bach, Fuga Ricercata, No. 2; arranged by Anton von Webern
Dona nobis pacem
B Minor Mass (BWV 232)
Mozart, Maurerische Trauermusik (Masonic Funeral Music)
Thanks to my departed friend William S. (Bill) Dalzell for his spiritual awareness and the knowledge of such films which he bequeathed to me.
And, I wish to add, this film inspires me to think of all those suffering state-sanctioned cruelty here in the present, including all the souls locked up in our prisons for sins and misdeeds of which, if they repent, it is not acknowledged or allowed; and for which they know no Christian forgiveness.
— posted by Roger W. Smith