Schütz' marvelous Easter dialogue between the two Marys and Jesus is an expansion of a segment of his 1623 Easter Oratorio. It is not known when he wrote this piece but it is a marvelous and skilled adaption of his earlier material. We have put the two Marys in the middle of the congregation with a lute accompanying them. As was often done in the 17th century, the part of Jesus is represented by two singers. It was considered blasphemy for a solo singer to presume to represent the Christ. The wonderful Italianate phrasing reaches its climax in the hushed recognition of the Marys when they utter "Raboni" (Rabbi).