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Cantata BWV – Provenance.

This conflict was finally ‘settled’ what an overstatement by the lutheran Formula Concordiae of From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This is a companion volume to the standard hymnal intended for use by organists in North Germany.

Perhaps a wire recorder was used to record this from the air.

The choir sound, however, was reasonably good, but I found the tenors, and particularly the basses, to be on the weak side, not producing sufficient volume in order to achieve a better balance between the lower and upper voices. He was born c.

Thomas Braatz wrote June 27, The continuo derives its first phrases from the first line of the chorale, following this with semiquavers rising in semitones, both of which prayerful motifs are constantly repeated.

Regarding expressive powers, he falls only short of Hamari. In the two last lines 8 and 9 the lower voices enter together 6639 the soprano.

Choral Prelude “Ich ruf zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ,” BWV 639

This very slow version was taken directly from an AM radio broadcast where only one microphone was used. The cantata in five movement is scored for three soloists sopranoalto and tenora four-part choir, two oboestwo oboes da cacciatwo violinsviolabasso continuoan obbligato violin and an obbligato bassoon.

It looks to me like Martinus Agricola would be a much better candidate as being the real author rather than Johann who seems to have written only one chorale text that happened to be published in Martin Luther ‘s collection, but then was removed because it was inferior.

Thomas Braatz wrote June 30, Hdrr have a German hymnal published in which lists this chorale as no. Some may question how it is possible to detect sincerity in the manner of singing. Eysleben des Herzogs Hans von Sachsen Prediger “.


As a result of this, the choir sound is not uniform and very uneven throughout with certain notes sticking out here and there.

Cantata BWV – Discussions Part 1

I find that transcriptions of this jch almost always illuminate the music from a new and fresh angle. I found this recording to be above average when compared with the other Ramin recordings included in this set. What does matter is that they have convinced me that the emotions they convey musically are honest and true. It sounds like a slow movement of a violin concerto. There is an uneven sound quality throughout which the listener needs to contend with. To trace the musical and textual footprints left by this Johann Agricola we need to turn to Sigmund Hemmel?

But alas, he’s dead. The diminuendi only serve to make this failing utterly clear to any observant listener.

Choral Prelude “Ich ruf zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ,” BWV

With the words of the chorale foremost in his mind, he would reduce or distill the entire text to arrive at a su motif where the musical essence of the idea is expressed in a succinct form, from which the entire composition could evolve. Harnoncourt also shows up here, then I will know that serendipity really works! My personal penitence will be translating this cantatatext into Dutch. The actual message that Bach is trying to convey disappears in the process of attempting to force this style the Harnoncourt style of HIP on the entire musical ensemble without regard for the difference between voices singing and instrumentalists playing.

I am not going to analyse the mvts, nor the achievement of the singers within the known spectrum neither remarkably good nor badI only want to share some things I heard Tonmalerei.

Francis Browne wrote June 26, Almost immediately the cantus firmus is spoiled by the warbling sopranos who warble all the more, the higher they have to sing. I suppose this type of dark treatment was generally preferred a half century ago, not only because the players and singers were living in East Germany at a time relatively soon after WW II, but also because this mode of performance with full orchestral forces including double basses was still favored at that time.


The chorus sings a personal appeal to the Lord, representing the mental agony of one believer who seeks spiritual help. No, just the opposite happens as the words and syllables become indistinct or inaudible. The musical phrases are fractured and dissected into micro units that receive strong and weak accents.

Lawson wrote June 27, Similar to most chorale cantatas, the opening chorus is a chorale fantasiapresenting the chorale line by line, the cantus firmus here sung by the soprano. Views Read Edit View history. The passages I had in mind were in the second movement: In attempting to make music become more like speech, Harnoncourt chooses to emphasize the stronger accents and frequent breaks that one would hear in everyday speech and not the singing style of elevated speech that had been used for centuries in projecting ideas and emotions to an audience without the usual modern means of amplification.

Chorale Prelude ‘Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ’, BWV 639 (arr. Ferruccio Busoni)

Good works were merely a fruit of faith. Majors, John Agricola, and of course many others, he understood the relationship between Law and Gospel. Blume Geschichte der evg. No reference is made to ‘Ich ruf zu dir’ But my interest in the text of this week’s cantata is rather more narrowly focussed: The singer asks God to grant her the indication to forgive his or her enemies, so that He will then forgive her, too.

In particular, the voices that accompany the cantus firmus in the soprano have a special quality in their manner of singing that reflects a genuine commitment to expressing sincerely the words that they are singing. It is probable that Hemmel accepted the melodies along with the texts for those hymns supplied by M.

Church cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach compositions.