Bach's Major Vocal Works: Music, Drama, Liturgy

Bach's Major Vocal Works: Music, Drama, Liturgy

Markus Rathey


Every 12 months, Johann Sebastian Bach’s significant vocal works are played to mark liturgical milestones within the Christian calendar. Written through a well known Bach student, this concise and available e-book presents an advent to the song and cultural contexts of the composer’s so much loved masterpieces, together with the Magnificat, Christmas Oratorio, and St. John Passion.
 
as well as offering old info, every one bankruptcy highlights major aspects—such because the theology of love—of a selected piece. This penetrating quantity is the 1st to regard the vocal works as an entire, displaying how the compositions have been embedded of their unique performative context in the liturgy in addition to discussing Bach’s musical variety, from the designated point of person events to the overarching elements of every paintings. released within the method of Easter whilst a lot of those vocal works are played, this notable quantity will entice informal concertgoers and students alike.

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