J.S. Bach: BWV 232 (B Minor Mass) - Crucifixus (figured)

6 parts6 pages03:118 months ago374 views
Flute, Violin, Voice(2), Cello, Contrabass
Posting this for the annotated harmony, in meticulous "closed score". There is nothing to say about this tour-de-force of gut-wrenching, agonized harmony, the last word in the classic "lamento bass". While this is based upon the opening chorus of the Cantata BWV 12, "Weinen,
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J.S. Bach: Genügsamkeit (BWV 144 #5)

3 parts5 pages02:518 months ago100 views
Oboe, Voice, Cello
A beautiful aria from BWV 144 "Nimm, was dein ist", for soprano, oboe d'amore, and continuo (the latter a first-class example of the "JSB walking bass" genre). There are no figures in the BGA, so I did not supply a continuo "realization". Note the outrageous "resolution"
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J.S. Bach: Der Gott, der hat mir versprochen (BWV 13, #3)

9 parts12 pages03:1810 months ago175 views
Violin(2), Viola, Flute, Oboe, Voice, Other Woodwinds, Cello, Contrabass
A superlative concerted chorale-prelude movement on "Freu' dich sehr, o meine Seele" from the incredible cantata "Meine Seufzer, meine Thränen", BWV 13.

Those who, like myself, strive to learn this art are encouraged to study the bass chosen to underlay the Cantus when
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J.S. Bach: Er denket der Barmherzigkeit (BWV 10 #5)

5 parts5 pages01:5410 months ago360 views
Trumpet, Voice(2), Other Woodwinds, Cello
The magnificent brief duetto for Alto and Tenor from the cantata BWV 10, based upon the -tonus-peregrinus- Magnificat plainchant, which sounds in the trumpet. The chromatic, broken-line vocals are exceptionally rich in unexpected harmony, contrasting the seemingly "plain" plainchant. Bach
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J.S. Bach: Ich will bei meinem Jesu wachen (BWV 244 (Matthäuspassion) #26)

12 parts25 pages06:0511 months ago362 views
Oboe, Voice(5), Other Woodwinds, Cello, Violin(3), Contrabass
This magnificent tenor aria -con-coro- from Part I of the St. Matthew Passion comments upon Jesus’ agony in the Garden of Gethesemane, when all his disciples fall asleep. The poet (Picander) asserts that he will not fall asleep — the tenor, accompanied by continuo and a watchman’s horn-like oboe, says
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Handel: Cara Sposa from Rinaldo (audio rendition by @SDG)

5 parts5 pages08:35a year ago210 views
Violin(2), Viola, Voice, Cello
One of Handel's most beautiful and renowned arias. Score from Deutsche Händelgesellschaft. No figuring is indicated on the bassi. I have put great effort into phrasing, by the customized-portato technique; the phrasing slurs are Handel's.

No original content other than phrasing.

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