The series features three renowned cantatas, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140, Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir, BWV 131, and Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV 61, followed by all six parts of Bach’s beloved Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248. The visual wizards at Fly On The Wall have been capturing outstanding musical performances, and this one is no exception. The musical preamble before the choir enters is poignant, with the bass entering first while the soprano has the cantus. To support All of Bach and our musicians click here. The final chorale is harmonized, and features full choir and ensemble. This is speculation on my end, but I'd assume he was introduced to the violin first as a young boy by his father, as part of being a musician in those days meant inspecting and repairing instruments. This set has all Bach’s church cantatas for which the music has been found. Facebook . I hear something lonesome and isolated; perhaps a single churchgoer in the building on an empty day, still praying. Supported in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the J. Reilly Lewis Legacy Fund, Bach Interactions is a new digital concert experience offering the expressive heights of Bach’s musical language as well as the story behind its creation. Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 8 p.m. on Facebook Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 5 p.m. on YouTube, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140, Chorale Recitative Aria duetto Chorale Recitative Aria Duetto Chorale, Vocalists: Margot Rood* & Laura Choi-Stuart, sopranos; Sarah Davis Issaelkhoury & Kristen Dubenion-Smith, altos; Matthew Hill & Matthew Loyal Smith*, tenors; Jason Widney* & Jonathan Woody, basses, Instrumentalists: Andrew Fouts†, violino piccolo; Tatiana Chulochnikova & Marika Holmqvist, violins; Risa Browder, viola; John Moran, violoncello; Jessica Powell Eig, violone; Margaret Owens* & Geoffrey Burgess, oboes; Sarah Weiner, taille; Brad Tatum, horn; Anna Marsh, bassoon; Adam Pearl, organ, Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 8 p.m. on Facebook Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 5 p.m. on YouTube, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir, BWV 131, Dictum [Chorus] Dictum with chorale [solo] Dictum [Chorus] Dictum with chorale [solo] Dictum [Chorus]. The series features three renowned cantatas, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140, Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir, BWV 131, and Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV 61, followed by all six parts of Bach’s beloved Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248. An aria for bass is the penultimate movement, and those strings are powerful and filled with anger. He is believed to have composed at least 300 (a third or more have been lost). John 1: 19-28, from the Foster Bible (1873) Bach’s cantata 132, Bereitet die Wege, bereitet die Bahn, (Prepare the way, prepare the road) was written in Weimar in 1715.The text is by Salomo Franck (1715, from his cantata libretti of Evangelisches Andachts-Opfer)), except the concluding sixth verse by Elisabeth Kreuziger (1524).The epistle is Philippians 4: 4-7, the gospel John 1: 19-28. With an oboe da caccia, we hear something light and comforting as the soprano aria begins. Bach's almost 200 extant cantatas are among his important vocal compositions.. This is a sortable list of the Bach cantatas, the cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach. Very often, Bach concludes his chorale cantatas with a simple, straightforward, homophonic setting of the chorale. Bach Cantata Project . Choral Midi Links . Katelyn Aungst, soprano; Reginald Mobley, countertenor; Jacob Perry, Jr., tenor; Jonathan Woody, bass; Instrumentalists: Emmanuel Music continues to perform cycles of large-scale and chamber works by Bach, Handel, Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, Debussy, Haydn, Schoenberg, and Schumann, Medelssohn, Wolf, Weill under Artistic Director Ryan Turner. This melody is another known to Bach for having used in the St. Matthew Passion quite frequently. These are among the best-known of the popular movements from Bach's 200+ cantatas, each of which has about 4+ movements, making for well over 1000 individual movements... You have unknowingly asked a very had question to answer, but this hopefully gives you a good idea of how vast Bach's oeuvre is, even just his cantatas, and which ones are sort of more well-known than the rest. I hope you all have a good day. The closing chorus features full ensemble and choir. I was always curious as to the harmonic differences we hear in this movement versus the chorale on the same title, BWV 639. There are over 1000 music examples which can be heard by clicking the icons (see below). While short, this aria is wonderful to listen to. 25 talking about this. The bass recitative begins simply yet Bach adds a torrent of strings for the use of text-painting. Both movements for tenor bring Knut Schoch back into our ears. The Bloomington Bach Cantata Project brings together students, faculty, and … Emmanuel Music is a Boston-based ensemble of singers and instrumentalists founded in 1970 by Craig Smith to perform the complete sacred cantatas of J.S. Major Works . J.S. The CD’s are in the order of holidays and Sundays of the church year. 140 (Wachet Auf) Bach's famous cantata was written in 1731 as music to be included in a church service - despite its simplicity, it's now one of Bach's most famous in the genre thanks to its inclusion of a well-known tune. Thank you for reading! The Netherlands Bach Society has a male-female duet. This is my favorite chorus to a cantata, so I'm biased when I say it's one of his best examples. The amazing singers are … You’ll enjoy the Washington Bach Consort as you’ve never heard them before, but you’ll also gain revelations and insights into the music itself coming from our two resident Bach scholars, Michael Marissen and Daniel R. Melamed. This occurs in other instances, like cantata 3, for example. 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