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

6 parts6 pages03:118 months ago368 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: 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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DeNood Choral exercise mm 1-13 by BSG

2 parts1 page01:0810 months ago55 views
Voice, Contrabass
I did this about a week ago. It adds a lot of ninth suspensions and accented passing tones etc. The difficult problems of the difficult melody in 8 necessitated difficult solutions, and the texture gets a bit "motetty" (as oppose to "choraly", as it were) there.

J.S. Bach: Vater unser im Himmelreich (R/K 316, BWV 416) (examples of handling of unequal fifths)

5 parts2 pages00:4510 months ago141 views
Voice(4), Contrabass
This version of Luther’s famous chorale contains several contrapuntal eyebrow-raisers. First of all, it is curious that the signature has a flat, i.e., is D minor and not D (natural) Dorian.

The greatest shock is the first tenor note of M.2, a suspended fourth over the bass that does not resolve, u
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J.S. Bach: Ich will bei meinem Jesu wachen (BWV 244 (Matthäuspassion) #26)

12 parts25 pages06:0511 months ago358 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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J.S. Bach: accompanied chorale, Nun, ich weiß, du wirst mich stillen (BWV 105, #6)

9 parts3 pages01:55a year ago276 views
Violin(2), Viola, Voice(4), Cello, Contrabass
CLICK "Show More"! The closing chorale from the Cantata BWV 105, “Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht.”, notable for its obbligato string parts, which demonstrate God quieting the troubled conscience (Gewissen), slowing down from sixteenths to triplets, to eighths, to quarter notes, the three upp
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