In 2022, once again, the music for the Passion Play will be based on compositions of Rochus Dedler (1779 – 1822), that are rearranged, edited and supplemented by compositions of Markus Zwink.


There will be 55 instrumentalists sitting in the orchestra pit. The orchestra comprises the classic woodwind players, nine brass players, timpani and string players.

The Passion Play music goes far beyond the common functions of traditional stage music. From a temporal point of view, the music performances and presentations of Living Images are covering about one third of the overall Passion Play performance.

The Passion Story together with the theme of the Living Images taken from the Old Testament, is reflected through arias, soloist ensembles, dramatic and contemplative choir acts.