J. S. Bach: Dona nobis pacem (BWV 232 final mvt)

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Trumpet(2), Timpani, Flute, Oboe, Strings(4), Contrabass, Voice(4), Organ(2)
The grand closing movement of Bach's incomparable B Minor Mass, with trumpets and drums. It is a reprise of the "Gratias Agimus" of the same mass, with slight adjustments, that itself a "parody" (i.e., Bach reused it, not said silly things about it) of "Wir danken Dir (i.e.,
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J. S. Bach: Ein' feste Burg ist unser Gott (BWV 80/I)

15 parts41 pages07:364 years ago2,991 views
Trumpet(2), Timpani, Oboe, Strings(4), Voice(4), Organ(2), Trombone
This festive, driving chorus is one of Bach's greatest and most popular. Written for the celebration of the (Lutheran) reformation, probably first in 1715, but later revised, this setting of Luther's most famous hymn depicts the triumph of faith and Christ over the power of Satan. The trumpets
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