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: 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: Coro: Herr, unser Herrscher (BWV 245 (Johannespassion), #1)

15 parts49 pages10:142 years ago1,914 views
Oboe(2), Flute(2), Violin(2), Viola, Voice(4), Other Woodwinds, Cello, Bassoon, Contrabass
The magnificent, pain-wracked yet glorious opening chorus of Bach’s Passion according to St. John, BWV 245. Surely one of Bach's, or anyone's, greatest choruses.

(“A section”, (da capo))
Herr, unser Herrscher, (Lord, our ruler)
Dessen Ruhm in allen Landen (Whose fame in all l
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J.S. Bach: Kyrie II from B Minor Mass (BWV 232, #3)

13 parts17 pages03:592 years ago639 views
Flute, English Horn, Bassoon, Strings(5), Voice(4), Organ
The grave second Kyrie from the B Minor Mass – a four-voice choral fugue doubled by instruments with intermittently independent continuo bass.

Noteworthy for its severity of aspect, this 59-measure plea for mercy is poised in BWV 232 between the upbeat “Christe, eleison” duetto and the exultant Glori
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Aprilis, per canonem ad quintam infra (di BSG, 2015)

6 parts7 pages02:203 years ago229 views
Flute, Voice(2), Cello, Other Woodwinds, Contrabass
An accompanied chorale canon with 2 obbligati on a chorale by a friend of mine on 2 verses of an American poem I can't reproduce here because of copyright.

My friend wrote a chorale-like song on a favorite poem of hers, although it includes some melodic features atypical of Baroque chorales.
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J. S. Bach: Wir setzen uns mit Thränen nieder (closing chorus Matthäuspassion BWV 244)

12 parts18 pages06:543 years ago1,845 views
Flute, Oboe, Violin(2), Viola, Cello, Strings, Voice(4), Organ
The monumental closing chorus of Bach's Passion according to St. Matthew, a grave-lullaby for the Saviour.

This huge and renowned chorus, for double chorus, is the last of the three great choruses of the Matthew Passion, after the opening chorus "Kommt, ihr Töchter" ( Read more

J. S. Bach: Ich lasse dich nicht, du segnest mich denn (BWV 157, #1)

9 parts7 pages04:334 years ago1,256 views
Flute(2), Oboe(2), Violin, Voice(2), Strings, Contrabass
A tour-de-force of canonic counterpoint, lush orchestral-vocal texture, and six-voiced complexity pouring out kaleidoscopic harmony at once driving and bittersweet, the opening of the eponymous cantata BWV 157.

“I will not leave thee, lest thou bless me”, Jacob’s words to the angel (Gen. 32:26
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J. S. Bach: Jesu, der du meine Seele (BWV 78 #1)

13 parts39 pages07:144 years ago5,512 views
Flute, Oboe(2), Violin(2), Viola, Cello, Voice(4), Contrabass
Complete scoring/performance (no modifications or arrangement) of the stupendous opening chorus of Bach's 1724 cantata BWV 78, "Jesu, der du meine Seele", a gripping magisterial amalgam of rondeau, passacaglia, sarabande, and chorale setting of a level of conceptual and execution complexity
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J. S. Bach: Dona nobis pacem (BWV 232 final mvt)

16 parts12 pages03:064 years ago2,970 views
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: Kommt, ihr Töchter, helft mir klagen (Matthäuspassion)

15 parts47 pages09:024 years ago4,123 views
Voice(5), Flute, Oboe, Strings(4), Contrabass, Organ(3)
This is the opening of humanity's supreme musical accomplishment, surely the greatest of all choruses, if not the single greatest movement of any kind. If I have already inspired you to attend or investigate the St. Matthew Passion of J. S. Bach, I will have done my job. The late artist Albert
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JSB+BSG: Praeludium XXIV elaboratum a 5 per BSG (2003) (2019: New in MS3, fully phrased)

7 parts6 pages10:054 years ago871 views
Flute, Oboe, Voice(2), Harpsichord, Cello, Contrabass
J. S. Bach often reused and enhanced his own work, at times refashioning instrumental movements into cantata movements of seemingly allied feeling, e.g., the wailing Adagio of the D Minor Clavier concerto (BWV 1052) into the -sui-generis- chorus “Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal” of the eponymous canta
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J. S. Bach: Kyrie I (Missa H-moll, BWV 232)

15 parts36 pages10:144 years ago1,658 views
Flute, English Horn, Bassoon, Strings(5), Voice(5), Organ(2)
Here it is complete in digital score, the greatest choral fugue ever written. No mere choral fugue nor even accompanied one, the First Kyrie of the Mass in b is a choral-orchestral fugue in five choral voices and various (at times) independent and colla parte instrumental voices, lasting ten minutes,
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Es ist das Heil (Eingangschor) (di BSG, 1994, 2001)

12 parts34 pages06:154 years ago541 views
Flute, Trombone, Violin(2), Viola, Cello, Strings, Voice(4), Organ
Opening chorus of an unfinished (original) Advent cantata. The flauto obbligato was added in the 2001 version. There really is fully-singable text underlay in the mss., but I have been lazy in not typing it in. The color darkens for "Der hat g'nug für uns all' getan." It was
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Jesu, deine Passion (di BSG 1996) (chorale-setting)

12 parts8 pages01:504 years ago643 views
Flute, English Horn, Violin(2), Viola, Cello, Voice(4), Contrabass, Organ
An original dramatic, chromatic, quasi-Brahmsian-while-Bachian setting of the hymn otherwise known as “Jesu Leiden, Pein, und Tod” (familiar from the St. John Passion). As none of the known verses had exactly the right feel, I did some patching and poeting. The late Craig Smith had promised to per
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