The workload of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach as cantor of the Johanneum and music director of Hamburg's five main churches was enormous - especially on important church holidays: During the time of the Passion, for example, ten Passions had to be composed, rehearsed and performed within thirteen days each year. No wonder that in view of numerous other obligations, he also drew on works by other composers and arranged them to suit local conditions and tastes. One of these works is the St. Luke Passion of 1775, most of which is by Gottfried August Homilius (1714-1785). Paul Dombrecht introduces us to this 'Homilius à la C.P .E. Bach'.