Jesu, meine Freude (1980; MuseScore organ by Clarin Pardo)

6 parts7 pages03:534 years ago457 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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Pergolesi/BSG: Stabat Mater Dolorosa (voices and strings, not quartet)

6 parts4 pages04:464 years ago2,938 views
Violin(2), Viola, Voice(2), Cello
My new (May 2015) rewrite of the iconic first movement of G.B. da Pergolesi's renowned Stabat Mater (1736), as Bach rewrote some of its other movements, with an active, contrapuntal motivic viola and fortified contrapuntal energy.

This offering grew out of my attempt to enhance Mike Magatagan's
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J. S. Bach: Sei nun wieder zufrieden, meine Seele (BWV 21, #9)

14 parts33 pages06:534 years ago626 views
Oboe, Bassoon, Trombone(2), Strings(5), Voice(4), Organ
One of the most wonderful of all of Bach's choruses, this is the ninth movement of the early cantata BWV 21, "Ich hatte viel Bekümmerniß", a masterpiece from start to finish (full text and translation by Pam Dellal here:

This m
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J. S. Bach: Ist Gott versöhnt (BWV 122 #4)

7 parts7 pages03:104 years ago263 views
Viola, Voice(3), Other Woodwinds, Cello, Contrabass
This exquisite trio, the highlight of the Christmas cantata "Das neugeborne Kindlein" (based on the chorale of that name by Cyriakus Schneegaß (1597))(BWV 122), sets its verse 3 in the alto and viola amidst free tenor and soprano parts on a different text, all over a gently rocking 6/8 continuo.
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Jesu, meine Freude (Choralvorspiel, 1980)

3 parts6 pages03:534 years ago978 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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A. Bononcini: Quis est homo qui non fleret (viola obbl. by BSG)

6 parts6 pages02:214 years ago531 views
Voice(2), Viola, Guitar, Harpsichord, Cello
The Stabat Mater of Antonio Bononcini (1716) is one of my favorite non-Bach Baroque works. Although he was familiar with the best contemporary Italian church music, we do not know if Bach knew this very beautiful and deeply-felt setting for 4-part chorus, soloists, and string orchestra.

In the
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J. S. Bach: Sarabande (B minor orchestral suite, BWV 1067, #3) (NEW - Fully phrased, all parts, MS3 PianoRE)

7 parts3 pages03:164 years ago2,679 views
Flute, Violin(2), Viola, Cello, Contrabass, Harpsichord
A gem of poignant, ineffable tenderness ordained and driven by a rigorous canon.

This short binary movement from Bach's B Minor orchestral suite exhibits all the pathos and deep feeling that we associate with all Bach sarabandes (e.g., of the E Minor clavier partita BWV 830, of the C minor
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J. S. Bach: Dona nobis pacem (BWV 232 final mvt)

16 parts12 pages03:064 years ago2,967 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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JSB/Mike Magatagan/BSG: Schafe können sicher weiden (BWV 208.9)

4 parts5 pages06:244 years ago1,160 views
Violin(2), Viola, Cello
This is my rewrite of Mike Magatagan's string quartet arrangement of the famous aria of safely grazing sheep from the Hunting Cantata, BWV 208.

Mike has graciously allowed me to correct and enhance his work. My goals here are multiple: to help Mike learn Bachian counterpoint, to enjoy myself,
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J. S. Bach: Ein' feste Burg ist unser Gott (BWV 80/I)

15 parts41 pages07:364 years ago3,032 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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J. S. Bach: Kommt, ihr Töchter, helft mir klagen (Matthäuspassion)

15 parts47 pages09:024 years ago4,119 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 ago870 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 ago1,655 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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