Coro: Wer durch Liebe das Kreuz Christi (di BSG, 1989, 2001)

13 parts29 pages04:593 years ago1,294 views
Oboe(2), Strings(4), Contrabass, Voice(4), Other Woodwinds, Organ
An original accompanied motet/chorus, now orchestrated, on an original libretto. Performed in service at Boston's Emmanuel Church by Emmanuel Music under Craig Smith 1 May 1994. I and most others consider this my masterpiece to date.

I wrote this chorus while improvising at the organ in
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J.S. Bach: Komm, du süße Todesstunde (aria con corale) (BWV 161, #1) (10/2018: new version with phrasing)

7 parts16 pages05:383 years ago1,286 views
Recorder(2), Organ, Voice, Other Woodwinds(2), Cello
"Come, thou sweet Death-Hour, that my Spirit might feed on honey from the lion's mouth." A rhetorically exotic Bach aria-con-corale of great beauty and renown.

The cat in question hails from Judges 14:8, and is dead; Samson finds a swarm of bees and honey in his mouth, Salomo Franck's
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J. S. Bach: Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn (BWV 23, #1)

7 parts29 pages07:414 years ago1,249 views
Oboe(2), Voice(2), Other Woodwinds, Organ, Cello
The dazzlingly intricate opening 5-part vocal duet of the cantata BWV 23, Bach's job application to Leipzig in 1723, as Bach wrote it, with continuo realized.

The stories of this movement are two, being that of Jesus and two blind men roadside, and Bach's successful application to the
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