J.S. Bach: Er denket der Barmherzigkeit (BWV 10 #5)

5 parts5 pages01:549 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: Chorale: Es woll uns Gott genädig sein (BWV 76, #7)

11 parts10 pages02:413 years ago610 views
Trumpet, Violin(2), Viola, Cello, Voice(4), Contrabass
A gnarly Phrygian chorale set with exotic orchestral accompaniment; a study in both.

This chorale ends both halves of the wonderful early Leipzig cantata, BWV 76, "Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes". The text (here and translated by Pam Dellal: http://www.emmanuelmusic.org/notes_translations/translations_cantata/t_bwv076.htm)
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J. S. Bach: Chorus: "Es ist nichts Gesundes an meinem Leibe", BWV 25 #1

13 parts18 pages053 years ago285 views
Trumpet, Trombone(3), Violin(2), Viola, Cello, Voice(4), Contrabass
The phenomenally complex, thick, and dark opening chorus of the cantata "Es ist nicht Gesundes an meinem Leibe", with the chorale "Herzlich thut mich Verlangen" in a four-part brass choir sounding against an immensely gnarly contrapuntal chorus.

I created this version for contrast
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J. S. Bach: Ich elender Mensch (BWV 48, #1)

12 parts24 pages05:133 years ago1,171 views
Trumpet, Oboe, Violin(2), Viola, Voice(4), Other Woodwinds, Strings, Contrabass
"I, wretched man, who shall redeem me from this deathly body?" A dark but brilliant showcase of double counterpoint and canon.

This intricate accompanied choral movement, notably wholly in the minor mode, the opening chorus of the eponymous cantata BWV 48, is based on four distinct
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Ach, Gott, vom Himmel sieh' darein (Choralvorspiel, 1989)

3 parts3 pages02:144 years ago903 views
Organ(2), Trumpet
An original 5-voiced "canto fermo en taille" organ prelude on Luther's stern old hymn, wrapping it in appropriately stern old stile antico counterpoint.

I composed this prelude as an exercise in the five-voice "canto fermo en taille" (i.e., tenor in the middle voice) "French
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Jesu, meine Freude (1980; MuseScore organ by Clarin Pardo)

6 parts7 pages03:534 years ago456 views
Other Woodwinds(2), Synthesizer, Recorder, Trumpet, Oboe
This is a performance of my 1980 chorale prelude on "Jesu, meine Freude". Clarin Pardo, a user here with considerable experience in simulating pipe organ registrations with the diverse army of MuseScore instruments and sounds, graciously volunteered to re-register my "performance"
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Jesu, meine Freude (Choralvorspiel, 1980)

3 parts6 pages03:534 years ago968 views
Flute, Recorder, Trumpet
An original “jazz trio” chorale prelude à la Bach’s “Schübler” set.

My first successful attempt a choral prelude, this movement dates from 1980, composed in the traditional way at the organ with pencil and music paper, “fair copy” in music pen and ink and WhiteOut. The organ was a Hammond B-3 i
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J. S. Bach: Dona nobis pacem (BWV 232 final mvt)

16 parts12 pages03:064 years ago2,932 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: Ein' feste Burg ist unser Gott (BWV 80/I)

15 parts41 pages07:364 years ago2,993 views
Trumpet(2), Timpani, Oboe, Strings(4), Voice(4), Organ(2), Trombone
This festive, driving chorus is one of Bach's greatest and most popular. Written for the celebration of the (Lutheran) reformation, probably first in 1715, but later revised, this setting of Luther's most famous hymn depicts the triumph of faith and Christ over the power of Satan. The trumpets
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