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 pages03:189 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: 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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Handel: Cara Sposa from Rinaldo (audio rendition by @SDG)

5 parts5 pages08:35a year ago207 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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J.S. Bach (from Pergolesi) Wasche mich doch rein von Sünden (BWV 1083, #8)

5 parts10 pages02:27a year ago113 views
Violin, Viola, Voice, Harpsichord, Cello
A central and outstanding movement from Bach’s rework of Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater. Bach has added an active viola part, and effected other changes, subtly changing the character of the piece.

Y'all might like to visit my own “I added an active viola to a piece that was fine without it” w
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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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J.S. Bach: Aria: Ich will an den Himmel denken (BWV 166 #2, Violin reconstruction by BSG, 9/2016)

6 parts12 pages05:402 years ago751 views
Oboe, Violin, Voice, Other Woodwinds, Cello, Contrabass
“I will think upon the Heavens, and to the world not give my heart. Whether I go or stay, the question remains in my mind, ‘Man/humanity, whither goest thou?' ”

This gorgeous aria from the Cantata BWV 166, “Wo gehst du hin?” (“Whither goest thou?”) comes to us incomplete. The obbligato
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J.S. Bach: Coro: Herr, unser Herrscher (BWV 245 (Johannespassion), #1)

15 parts49 pages10:142 years ago1,887 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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