Bach"s Passions

  • 137 Pages
  • 2.39 MB
  • English
Elek , London
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750., Passion music -- History and criti
StatementPaul Steinitz.
SeriesMasterworks of choral music
LC ClassificationsMT115.B2 S73
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 137 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4478628M
ISBN 100236401327
LC Control Number79306591

Providing a detailed analysis of Bach's Passions, this book represents an important contribution to the debate about the culture of 'classical music', its origins, priorities and survival. The angles from which each chapter proceeds differ from those of a traditional music guide, by examining the Passions in the light of the mindsets of modernity, and their interplay with earlier models of thought and by:   "Melamed's book belongs to that group of writings on Bach's Passions that are accessible to a general audience while at the same time offering valuable additions to scholarship.

Moreover, Melamed constructs a sophisticated response to the many persistent and fiercely guarded myths surrounding the Passion repertory associated with Bach."--Cited by: 7.

Bach's Passions (Masterworks of choral music) Hardcover – January 1, by Paul Steinitz (Author)Author: Paul Steinitz. This book is a careful and highly detailed examination of the surviving manuscript sources for Bach's passions. These sources are parts copied by Bach himself for performances he led of St.

John and St. Matthew passions/5. Bach's Passions. London: Elek, (OCoLC) Named Person: Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Paul Steinitz.

This scholarly little book focuses on the biblical texts that Bach set in his religious cantatas, passions, and B minor mass. It attempts to use these texts to sketch a picture of Bach's religious by: Th full article, "Passion season / Bach season" can be found at: Passion season / Bach season | OUPblog Hearing Bach's Passions, Updated Edition: On-Line Book Review: William Hoffman Bachs Passions book (Ap ): Daniel R.

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Apart from the Evangelist and the Vox Christi the dramatis personae of these Gospel sections of the St Matthew Passion consists of: Judas (B), Peter (B), two witnesses (A T), two high priests (B), two maids (S), Pilate (B) and his wife (S) A small group is represented by Chorus I or Chorus II.

The Orgelbüchlein (Little Organ Book) BWV − is a set of 45 chorale preludes for organ — one of them is given in two versions — by Johann Sebastian but three were written between and when Bach served as organist to the ducal court in Weimar; the remainder and a short two-bar fragment came no earlier thanafter the composer’s appointment as cantor at the.

"Melamed's book belongs to that group of writings on Bach's Passions that are accessible to a general audience while at the same time offering valuable additions to scholarship. Moreover, Melamed constructs a sophisticated response to the many persistent and fiercely guarded myths surrounding the Passion repertory associated with Bach." Hearing Bach's Passions, a slim but rich volume, is at once scholarly and accessible.

Richly detailed enough for the musicologist to appreciate, the book is aimed primarily at the non-specialist, and contains no systematic analysis of musical sources, no printed musical examples, and no footnotes or endnotes.

The word has also come to be all but synonymous in music with its two greatest exemplars: the St. John and St. Matthew Passions of Johann Sebastian Bach. The passions of John and Matthew were in fact the first two to gain a place in the liturgical canon, though this was a good twelve centuries before Bach's settings materialised: Pope Leo the Author: Paul Kilbey.

Bach's passions are an essential part of the modern repertory.

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This work provides an insight into Bach's passion settings. It uses the Bach repertory to introduce readers to some intriguing issues in Read more. The German Passion tradition before Bach -- The Baroque style of composition -- Performers and instruments -- The texts of Bach's Passions -- The music of the St John Passion -- The music of the St Matthew Passion -- Changes made by Bach in the St John and St Matthew Passions -- Performances and performance styles -- Appendix: Origins of words and melodies of the chorales in Bach's Passions.

It was slow to get going, but in was amply developed in Andrew Parrott's The Essential Bach Choir; five years later, in a useful short book by Daniel Melamed, Hearing Bach's Passions, it was. A surviving manuscript of the St Luke Passion from about is partly in Bach's hand, though scholars believe that the music is certainly not his own, but was probably composed by Johann Melchior Molter.

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[ citation needed ] Presumably Bach performed it, or intended to perform it, in Leipzig. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Terry, Charles Sanford, Bach: The passions. Westport, Conn., Greenwood Press [] (OCoLC) During the 19th century the Passions were almost considered to give Bach the status of a fifth Evangelist.

That semi mystical sense of awe has since given way to more rational feelings, but nevertheless there is probably no one who can be impervious to the extraordinary effect created by the two great Passions. The shorter St John Passion is the more overtly dramatic, in a sense the "opera" that Bach never wrote, for all that its structure is somewhat lop.

Johann Sebastian Bach (31 March [O.S. 21 March] – 28 July ) was a German composer and musician of the Baroque is known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg Variations, and for vocal music such as the St Matthew Passion and the Mass in B the 19th-century Bach Revival he is generally regarded as one of the greatest.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xxiii, pages ; 22 cm: Contents: Introduction. Hearing Passions in Bach's time and ours --Performing forces and their forces in Bach's Passions ; Singers and roles in Bach's Passions --Passions in double chorus in the St.

Matthew Passion BWV. Bach’s two surviving Passions point to an older doctrinal split. John is the visionary among the Evangelists, his philosophical grandeur evident from the first verse (“In the beginning was the. Bach’s Oratorios and “Passions” contain forty-three Chorals: fifteen in the “St Matthew Passion,” twelve in the “St John Passion,” fourteen in the “Christmas Oratorio,” and two in the “Ascension Oratorio.” Of that number the majority (33) are in simple hymn form suitable for congregational use.

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Beware the Lamb: Staging Bach's Passions. Breitkopf & Härtels Textbibliothek Nr. Bach Matthäus-Passion. Passionsmusik nach dem Evangelium Matthäi Kap 26 und 27 von Johann Sebastian Bach. TB by Johann Sebastian Bach and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Listening to Scripture in J.

Bach's Passions. Daniel R. Melamed Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. In the long history of musical settings of the passion narrative, the two surviving compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach make the greatest demands in their length and complexity. One useful point of entry, especially for those who do not have much experience with early eighteenth.

Johann Sebastian Bach's two surviving passions-- St. John and St. Matthew --are an essential part of the modern repertory, performed regularly both by professional ensembles and amateur groups.

These large, complex pieces are well loved, but due to our distance from the original context in which they were performed, questions and problems emerge. This Theological Commentary is the first full-length work in English to consider Johann Sebastian Bach’s St John Passion in its entirety, both the words and the music.

Bach’s oratorio is a globally popular musical work, and a significant expression of Lutheran theology. The annual performance by the Bach Society in Naarden grew to become 'the' Dutch St Matthew Passion.

Recorded for the project All of Bach on April 16th and 19th at. Johann Sebastian Bach () Matthäus-Passion / Pasión según san Mateo, BWV Intérpretes: Christoph Prégardien, tenor Tobias Berndt, barítono Dorothee Mields, soprano Hana.

Bach's St Mathew Passion: translation Good Friday broadcast: a full tranlation of Bach's St Mathew Passion for your reference while watching the performance. Quick Facts Name Johann Sebastian Bach Occupation Composer Birth Date Ma Death Date J Education St.

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