J. S. Bach: Woferne du den edlen Frieden (BWV 41, #4)

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Cello, Voice, Other Woodwinds, Contrabass
An aria from “Jesu, nun sei gepreiset” (BWV 41) for tenor, continuo, and obbligato violoncello piccolo. The latter is a smaller, 5-stringed cello first used in Bach cantatas, with range from the cello’s to the viola’s. While violoncello piccolo obbligati such as this one are often rendered with th
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Purcell: Miserere mei (short double canon)

4 parts1 page00:552 years ago661 views
Stunning short double canon by Henry Purcell, overflowing with the powerful harmonic oddities which earmark this supreme English master's polyphony. The fourth measure alone is worth the price of admission.

J.S. Bach: Weg mit allen Schätzen (BWV 227, #7)

4 parts3 pages01:052 years ago335 views
“Animated chorale” From the great motet, BWV 227, “Jesu, meine Freude”. Posted for reference. “Away with all treasures! You are my delight, Jesus, my pleasure!”

Some piano-roll-editor phrasing, esp. in the cantus (most necessary).

Rockingham (tune)

4 parts1 page00:363 years ago377 views
Voice(2), Organ(2)
Samuel Webbe's magnificent 1820 harmonization of Edward Miller's 1790 "Rockingham", most often sung to "When I survey the wondrous Cross" and "My God, Thy table now is spread". From the 1940 American Episcopal Hymnal, #203 (the latter hymn).

[5/29- I replaced
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F. Couperin: Troisième Leçon pour Mercredy Sainct à deux voix

4 parts4 pages02:553 years ago801 views
Voice(2), Other Woodwinds, Cello
The “Hebrew Letter” incipits from the third, double-voiced, “Leçons de Tenebres” of François Couperin, for two sopranos and continuo (which I have realized).

The “Lamentations of Tenebrae” are sequential readings from the Old Testament book of Lamentations, sometimes (questionably) attributed to
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J.S. Bach: Glück und Segen (BWV 184 #4)

4 parts10 pages04:583 years ago629 views
Violin, Voice, Cello, Contrabass
The rarely-heard tenor aria from the Whit-Tuesday cantata, "Erwünschtes Freudenlicht", BWV 184.

"Luck and blessing are ready to crown the consecrated (heavenly) host. Jesus brings the golden times, which belong to him."

You're not likely to meet this wonderful
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J.S. Bach: Gute Nacht, o Wesen (BWV 227, #9)

4 parts8 pages03:543 years ago1,962 views
The aetherial -senza-basso- "chorale prelude" chorus from the motet, "Jesu, meine Freude".

The great motet, "Jesu, meine Freude", BWV 227, the most elaborate and lengthy of the six works (BWV 225-230) historically subsumed under that rubric (although BWV 118 and others
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J. S. Bach: Ihr Kleingläubigen (BWV 81, #4), analyzed

4 parts3 pages01:264 years ago504 views
Voice, Other Woodwinds, Cello, Contrabass
I have added lyrics to the continuo part here to call out every thematic reference to the whole or snippets of the subject/theme of the movement, in order to highlight the devastating motivic economy which Bach has brought to bear here (as in all his mature work).

The "theme" of this
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