The answer is simple: Shunske Sato’s violin playing in the “Mein Verlangen” tenor aria from Cantata 161 Komm, du süsse Todesstunde. Bach Foundation, J.S. In church, he suddenly heard the music that Bach wrote for his birthday six years earlier, as played here by the Netherlands Bach Society for All of Bach. For better interpretations of the bass and tenor solos, I recommend listening to the Koopman recording with tenor Christoph Prégardien and bass Klaus Mertens. Every time he played the “Mein Verlangen” theme, he stretched the tempo just a little bit, every time slightly differently. Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich. 3. Bach Foundation, J.S. Read for example about the four (!) 5th Sunday after Easter, Bach, BWV 198, BWV 86, BWV 87, Christoph Prégardien, John Eliot Gardiner, Katharine Fuge, Kati Debretzeni, Klaus Mertens, Leipzig, Netherlands Bach Society, Robin Blaze, Robin Tyson, Rogate Sunday, roses, Shunske Sato, Stephan Loges, Steve Davisilim, Westerland, This week I don’t feel a lot of connection with the Bach cantata from 1724 for this Sunday (the 5th after Easter, or Rogate Sunday), cantata 86 Wahrlich, wahrlich, ich sage euch. And, in those concerts in the Netherlands in 2019, we got to hear even more Dorothee Mields. Menu. But for me, the best are the snippets of rehearsals for the All Souls program. Then, during the instrumental introduction to the Bach cantata, she very slowly climbed the stairs to the pulpit, and then sang the chorale from there during the opening aria. chorales in Cantata 95 Christus, der ist mein Leben from 1723 in this blog post. His cantatas for this Sunday (161, 95, 8, and 27) either contain a high number of chorales, or are centered around an important chorale. The bass aria refers to the Pharisees interrogating John, but then Bach’s text writer (Salomo Franck, who was also the Weimar court librarian) projects the question “Wer bist du?” (Who are you?) Back to what happened in the concert in Naarden on October 31. I went to the “All Souls” concert again three days later in the beautiful concert venue the Nieuwe Kerk has become. You can find that recording, and read more about those childhood memories, in this blog post from 2016. The rest of the cantata stays close to the story of John the Baptist. Bach wrote the cantata Unser Mund sei voll Lachens for morning service on Christmas Day 1725, and the first version of the Magnificat for Christmas Day 1723, seven months after the Leipzig town council appointed him cantor of the Thomaskirche. I had no idea at the time that in those very cool opening notes Bach is quoting this organ piece by Buxtehude. It was an important chorale for Bach, and he used it often. For a wonderful example of this version, listen to Herreweghe’s recording here on YouTube, or here on Spotify. And in the first half of the program, Hobbs and his laser-beam long notes were the star of Rosenmüller’s Dies Irae and the Gregorian Requiem that preceded it. Because later in his life, Bach most probably wrote Cantata 9 Es ist das Heil uns kommen her for this moment in the church year, in an effort to fill the gaps within his 1724/1725 chorale cantata cycle. wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem. Bach had written Cantata 155 already in Weimar in 1716, but performed it again in Leipzig in 1724, also on the Second Sunday after Epiphany. Early in his career he had done this in the opening movements of Cantata 106 Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit (written in 1707) and Cantata 161 Komm, du süße Todesstunde (1716). All of Bach is a project of the Netherlands Bach Society. 07:29. But before I discuss Cantata 99 Was Gott tut das ist wohlgetan (Trinity 15, Sept 17, 1724) and Cantata 8 Liebster Gott, wenn wird ich sterben (Trinity 16, Sept 24, 1724), I would like to introduce you to a Telemann cantata: Du Daniel gehe hin. Soloists on this recording are Matthew White, countertenor, and Hans Jörg Mammel, tenor. For Cantata 99 Was Gott tut das ist wohlgetan I prefer the live video registration by the Netherlands Bach Society. Bach (BWV 4, 131 and 106) and G.P. See the “Sato magic” happen in the soprano aria from Cantata 36 Schwingt freudig euch empor on All of Bach, with soprano Zsuzsi Tóth. Watch this recording on YouTube. Ich habe genung (Aria) 2. It is my favorite movement of this cantata, because of the splendid violin solo. But I’ll still write about cantata 86. Bach's famous chorale 'Wohl mir, daß ich Jesum habe', from the cantata 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben', was first heard when the cantata was perfor Bach - Cantata Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben BWV 147 - Creed | Netherlands Bach Society In the alto aria, hear how the words “brechen” (to pick [roses]) and “stechen” (to prick) are illustrated by short notes and “broken” chords in the voice part, and broken chords in the violin part. Bach / Netherlands Bach Society / Veldhoven - Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Oratorio music CD album at CD Universe, enjoy top rated service and worldwide shipping. For 1724, it is very likely that Bach never wrote a cantata that year for this Sunday. I now have my own Westerland rose growing against the front of my house. Bach's Cantata No. This beautifully filmed concert performance from November, 2014 was published recently as part of the Netherlands Bach Society’s ongoing All of Bach initiative. here, in a performance by the J.S. Using the flute to reinforce the image of the cross makes even more sense when you see what Bach does in the opening chorus of cantata 8. You can find that recording here on Amazon or here on iTunes. The abundance of flowers, the range of color, and the glorious scent are daily blessings this time of year. The collected works are known as the Bach-Gesellschaft-Ausgabe.On completion of the project, the Society dissolved itself. Then watch the excellent and moving live performance of this cantata by Alex Potter with the Netherlands Bach Society here on YouTube. This past Friday was the day of her funeral. Dorothee Mields’ singing in the duet with Matthew White is very moving, and Peter Kooij’s interpretation of the bass aria “Es ist vollbracht” on this recording is unrivaled. Unfortunately, none of the performances were recorded. So I decided to walk through the rose garden to experience the color and scent of this amazing flower, and it helped. De Nederlandse Bachvereniging (Choir & Baroque Orchestra) Founded: 1922 - Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Ich habe genung (Recitative) 3. He truly brought light into the music, and also for me personally into my heart and mind. Bach Foundation under direction of Rudolf Lutz. The text Bach gives to the bass in that duet is as follows. Find the text and translation of Cantata 99 here, and the score here. 1. If you are not following this blog yet, please consider signing up (on the left of this text if you are on a desktop computer, at the bottom of this post when you are reading on a smartphone). In cantata 99 Bach uses the instrument in two solo movements, the tenor aria as well as the soprano-alto duet. Bach Stiftung, Julia Doyle, Leo van Doeselaar, Marc Hantaï, Netherlands Bach Society, Rudolf Lutz, Trinity 6. The only connection I have with it this week are the roses in the text of the alto aria. Colin Balzer, tenor. However, it is more likely that Bach wanted to point out the references to the cross in the text of both these movements, and what better instrument to bring out those harrowing chromatic lines than the flute? Soloists are Deborah York, soprano; Ingeborg Danz, alto; Mark Padmore, tenor; Peter Kooij, bass. Several things have changed since I wrote my post about Cantata 86 in May 2017. This theme appears more or less prominently in all Bach’s cantatas for Christmas Day, and in this cantata 110 it is already announced in the tenor aria: Er wird Mensch, und dies allein,He has become man, and this onlyDass wir Himmels Kinder sein.so that we may become children of heaven. On 2 December 1731, a teacher at the St Thomas School would have looked up in surprise. Worth all the four and a half minutes of your time. This way, it was immediately clear that this was an Advent cantata. By inviting a different guest director for each program, Sato has breathed fresh air into the he group of musicians I feel. Sato’s playing there was possibly even more moving and the effect on those on stage and in the audience possibly stronger too. My speculations for why this might have happened in 1723 are mentioned in this blog post. The German Bach-Gesellschaft (Bach Society) was a society formed in 1850 for the express purpose of publishing the complete works of Johann Sebastian Bach without editorial additions. Posted by cantatasonmymind in After Easter, Cantatas, Leipzig, 5th Sunday after Easter, BWV 86, Daniel Johannsen, Marion Strijk, Netherlands Bach Society, Robin Blaze, Rogate Sunday, roses, Shunske Sato, Stephan MacLeod, Westerland. Especially in the Nieuwe Kerk in The Hague on Sunday November 3 this was an event: She stood in a very humble location behind the stage, almost tucked into a corner next to the stairs leading up to the pulpit, hidden from view for probably half the audience. Bach - Cantata Schwingt freudig euch empor BWV 36 - Van Veldhoven | Netherlands Bach Society - YouTube On 2 December 1731, a teacher at the St Thomas School … Bach successfully checked all these boxes with Cantata 159 Sehet! About one week ago, on Friday May 12, I went to drop off a card for a friend who was dying. Bach Foundation here on YouTube. *. This is definitely in my top five cantata recordings ever because of the combination of Bach’s music and Herreweghe’s interpretation. Posted by cantatasonmymind in Bach's life, Cantatas, Christmas, Leipzig, Alex Potter, Bachvereniging, BWV 110, Charles Daniels, Christmas 1, Christmas Day, Grote Kerk Naarden, Jos van Veldhoven, Maria Keohane, Matthias Winckhler, Netherlands Bach Society. Conducted by Jos van Veldhoven, the Netherlands Bach Society performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit (God’s time is the very best time), BWV 106, also known as Actus tragicus. I only learned that this week, by watching the “extra videos” the Netherlands Bach Society provides along with their live recordings on All of Bach. If that is indeed what happened, then it seems very likely that, one week later, Bach was inspired by Telemann’s use of pizzicato strings as “funeral bells” in Du Daniel gehe hin when writing the opening chorus and tenor aria of Cantata 8. Watch this 3-minute explanation by organist Matthias Havinga on how earthly misery gets replaced by heavenly paradise in the chorale prelude (BWV 727) of the same name, also written in Weimar. Bach’s first two cycles in Leipzig didn’t include a cantata for this Sunday (the 6th after Trinity). Bach rewrote Cantata 147, the same way he did that with cantatas 70 and 186 , into a cantata for another time of the year in Leipzig, in this case the feast of the Visitation on July 2, 1723. The opening chorus was followed by a second surprise. For this entire program, the violinists were playing one-on-a-part, the same way it was probably done in Weimar, where Bach first performed Cantata 161 on the small organ loft in 1716. I invite you to listen to/watch the wonderful alto-tenor duet with bassoon from Cantata 155 Mein Gott, wie lang, ach lange? It’s a lovely and very accessible interview. Bach often uses recorders to introduce sorrow. On this blog I have shared only two of Bach’s compositions for Christmas Day so far: Cantata 91 from 1724 here, and of course the first cantata from the Christmas Oratorio (our family’s “wake-up call” on Christmas morning) from 1734 here. Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage. My favorite part of this cantata is the glorious duet Herr, du siehst statt guter Werke, beautifully sung by soprano Julia Doyle and alto Alex Potter. The next day, we heard she passed away during that night. I realized that I associate this woman’s kindness and warmth with the pinkish apricot color of my favorite rose in the Berkeley rose garden, Westerland. For an example of this version, with all sopranos singing the chorale, watch the live performance by the J.S. That program included the absolute best performance of Cantata 161 I have ever heard. Even though the tenor wasn’t singing yet, the text was already there: the longing (“Verlangen”) but also the pure radiance (“reiner Schein”) of the soul and the image of angels. Considered to be one of Europe’s top ensembles specializing in the sacred music of J.S. And leave it to alto Alex Potter to bring all this out in a performance. Bach 's St. Matthew Passion ( BWV 244) which it has given since 1922, in the Grote Kerk, Naarden. Bach Foundation here, with soprano Susanne Seitter, alto Jan Börner, tenor Jakob Pilgram, and bass Wolf Matthias Friedrich. If you believe that his use of staccato flutes in the “Crucifixus” of the Mass in B Minor serves as image of hammering nails into the cross, then it is pretty clear what Bach’s hidden message is here. Bach's Christmas Oratorio is not actually a single work but a set of 6 cantatas for Christmas Day and the days following Christmas, but has moved from the realm of church music to concerted music and is now typically played in its entirety. During that entire time the Leipzig congregations would hear no music in the churches, except for chorales. This time I was excited to find Bach quoting music from Cantata 155 Mein Gott, wie lang, ach lange? All of Bach. The Herreweghe recording deserves a mention here too. Bach has not given significant solos to a soprano since Easter of this year, 1724, and actually pretty sporadically since the start of the new year. Click on the links to hear/watch recordings of all these examples on YouTube. In an extra effort to set the audience up with the correct chorale, Alex Potter had her sing Johann Hermann Schein’s setting of Herzlich tut mich verlangen right before the cantata started. I. Cantata for Christmas Day. Several people had tears in their eyes. It contains all four cantatas Bach wrote for this Sunday, and they are all excellent. (Part I is here). Everyone knew these familiar and popular church songs.Recorded for the project All of Bach on November 30th 2013 at the Walloon Church, Amsterdam. I also truly prefer the somewhat more penetrating sound of recorders over the sweet tones of the flutes in all the movements of this cantata that they appear in (alto aria, alto recitative, chorus, and closing chorale), but especially in the illustration of the death bells in the text “so schlage doch, du letzter Stundenschlag!” (therefore sound, stroke of the last hour!)***. Find release reviews and credits for Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Oratorio - Jos Van Veldhoven, Netherlands Bach Society on AllMusic - 2003. But it turns out that this week is the perfect time for a spotlight on Shunske Sato, because this Thursday December 5, 2019, the Netherlands Bach Society will publish the final episode of his series of solo violin sonatas and partitas on All of Bach, their online video archive of Bach performances. Bach as the basis 04 Feb - 07 Feb 2021. The Kantor of the St. Nicholas Church in Berlin performed it in 1757, and I just realized this week that it must have been on Bach’s mind in 1724. ** Performers in the YouTube recordings of cantata/oratorio movements with recorders are: Opening movement of Cantata 106: Netherlands Bach Society; Jos van Veldhoven, conductor; Heiko ter Schegget and Benny Aghassi, recorders; Dorothee Mields, soprano; Alex Potter, alto; Charles Daniels, tenor; Tobias Berndt, bass. Read some comments by Alex Potter on this cantata here on the AllofBach website. It is specifically about the “Erbarme dich” aria from the St. Matthew Passion, but his message “The more I let go and the more I risk, the more I dare to really tell the story…” applies just as well to this aria that I saw him play. Because these were both very strong, kind, beautiful, and inspiring women, and I can’t believe they are gone, I feel much more inclined to listen to cantata 198, Lass, Fürstin, Lass nun einen Strahl, which Bach wrote for the funeral of a well-loved Queen than to a cantata which promotes that “God always knows best.”. Sometimes I only get a feeling that he did this, but other times, there’s an obvious quote either in the text or in the music. With special thanks to Marloes Biermans and Annelie Bulsing of the Netherlands Bach Society for their generosity in providing photos and copy for me to use, Posted by cantatasonmymind in Cantatas, Leipzig, Trinity, BWV 130, BWV 148, BWV 245, BWV 8, BWV 99, Charles Daniels, Damien Guillon, Deborah York, Gerlinde Säman, Ingeborg Danz, Mark Padmore, Netherlands Bach Society, Peter Kooij, Philippe Herreweghe, St. John Passion, Telemann, The Rote Schloss (Red Palace) of Duke Ernst August in Weimar, where Bach and Telemann probably first met, while Telemann was working in Eisenach and Bach was working in Weimar. Find release reviews and credits for Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Oratorio - Jos Van Veldhoven, Netherlands Bach Society on AllMusic - 2003 ... Cantata for the Third Day of Christmas. BWV 106 performed by the Netherlands Bach Societyconducted by Jos van VeldhovenOostkerk, Middelburg. BWV 82 Ich habe genung. In the center of the cantata, after the festivities of the opening chorus, but before the very pretty Christmas-y “Glory to God in the highest” soprano-tenor duet, and an impressive bass aria with trumpet, the music goes into a minor key, and also turns inward, in the alto aria. Find The Netherlands Bach Society’s live recording of this cantata here on YouTube. I loved how Max van Egmond sings the “Wer bist du?” text on the Leonhardt recording from 1983. Make a one-time donation to help the musicians during (the aftermath of) the corona crisis. When I came home from the funeral of one friend, I learned that another friend had passed away suddenly the day before. High-quality recordings of the works by Johann Sebastian Bach are made freely available for everyone. Listen to / watch the performance by the Netherlands Bach Society here on YouTube. Menu. Note this theme in the voices: After that duet is over, I would suggest turning off that recording for now. Sato was appointed concertmaster of the Netherlands Bach Society in 2013, and became their artistic director in June 2018. Many scholars suggest that during that spring of 1724, Bach might have lost his boy soprano soloist (due to him leaving the school or due to his voice changing, we don’t know), and documents suggest that he was frustrated with the low quality of the boy sopranos of the St. Thomas School in general. – The crucial role of the chorale in Cantata 161 for Trinity 16, this video by the Netherlands Bach Society, this 3-minute explanation by organist Matthias Havinga, Alex Potter and Julia Doyle – 6th Sunday after Trinity, fabulous live recording of the Netherlands Bach Society on YouTube. Please note another typical Leipzig change here: recorders were replaced by the more fashionable transverse flutes. Soloists are Julia Doyle, soprano; Tim Mead, alto; Jan Kobow, tenor; and Dominik Wörner, bass. Bach Cantatas for Church Events without Date (C): Council Elections It was customary in Bach's time to inaugurate a newly elected town council with a festive religious service plus cantata at the official town church. There could be a simple reason for this unusual choice: showing off his flute player (read more about him in this post). You can find out more about this project here. All the music on this new SACD from the Netherlands Bach Society is associated with the festival of Christmas. We try to achieve this goal with the All of Bach project - the online treasure trove of the Netherlands Bach Society. To find the Weekly Cantata Advent Calendar, please click here. All of Bach – the Netherlands Bach Society Fund “Bach like Bach is intended, by the greatest musicians in the world.” – Shunske Sato, artistic leader of the NBS. If, after listening to / watching Cantata 13 in its entirety, you are wondering why Bach’s illustration of a miracle (Jesus turning water into wine at the Wedding at Cana) is so incredibly sorrowful, read my blog post about Cantata 3 here. For the fourth Sunday of Advent, Bach wrote two cantatas in Weimar: Cantata 132 Bereitet die Wege, bereitet die Bahn in 1715, and Cantata 147a Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben in 1716. And while in 2017 I still had to piece together my favorite recording of Cantata 86 from some of Gardiner’s and some of Koopman’s, there now is the fabulous live recording of the Netherlands Bach Society on YouTube, published on September 7, 2018. Watch a beautiful live performance of this cantata by the Netherlands Bach Society here on YouTube. BWV 106 Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit 'Actus tragicus'. Tenor recitative with choir “O Schmerz, hier zittert das gequälte Herz” from St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244: Collegium Vocale Gent; Philippe Herreweghe, conductor. As a person who’s produced many program books in her lifetime, I felt this was a breath of fresh air too. This is what she looked like that day: In the opening movement, notice how Bach accentuates the fact that Jesus is speaking important, timeless words by setting these words in the form of an archaic motet. Sato and Blaze present a very clear explanation of how Bach illustrates the “breaking” of the roses in the alto aria in this short video. Based on contemporary sermons, Yearsley concludes that this 16th Sunday after Trinity was seen as some sort of National Widow Day, and wonders why no Bach scholar ever discusses this in relation to these cantatas. I don’t know whether Bach’s “Ruht wohl, ihr heiligen Gebeine” closing chorus of the St. John Passion had anything to do with Telemann’s “Schlaft wohl, ihr seligen Gebeine” closing chorus in Du Daniel gehe hin, but it does look to me as if Bach borrowed the music of the soprano aria from Du Daniel gehe hin for the duet of Cantata 99. I have now updated that post with a link to the wonderful live performance of Cantata 147 by the J.S. Why this stress on chorales? This live video registration has an abundance of Christmas presents for me: the festive setting of the Grote Kerk in Naarden; soprano Maria Keohane in a Scandinavian Christmas dress and truly enjoying herself; tenor Charles Daniels, always a delight; a promising new young bass, Matthias Winckhler, who can actually sing every note of the enormously challenging bass aria in this cantata; and the best gift of all: Alex Potter singing the alto aria, which to me is the most moving part of this cantata, and also the core message Bach wanted to communicate to his fellow believers on this Christmas Day in 1725. ***Bach illustrates death bells in instrumentation, often using flutes, but sometimes only pizzicato strings, in cantatas 73, 8, 95, 105, 127, and 198. Read more about musicians visiting for this feast in my post about cantata 148, written for this same Sunday in 1723 or 1725. Solo sonatas and partitas on All of Bach. In his book about Anna Magdalena Bach, David Yearsley suggests it has something to do with widows. It definitely also refers to the the fact that Jesus can’t just stay in the godly realm, but in order to be a true savior, he has to come to earth, become man, and go through all the rotten reality that might imply. Mark Padmore, tenor. It is NOT ‘O Haupt’! 196, a related text). Note the last line. Other wonderful soloists on this recording: Marion Strijk, soprano; Daniel Johannsen, tenor; and Stephan MacLeod, bass. These are definite Chamber performances: small … Instead of the standard biographies, the program booklet featured personal stories from Sato and the four vocal soloists. While the motet has multiple voices, the way it was done in the Renaissance, Bach can still make it clear that the words come from Christ’s mouth only, by giving all the other “voice parts” to instruments instead of to other singers. In my opinion, one of the absolute best background videos on AllofBach is the one in which countertenor Alex Potter explains the different layers of solo cantata 170 Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust from 1726. Posted by cantatasonmymind in Advent, Cantatas, Leipzig, Trinity, Weimar, 16th Sunday after Trinity, Alex Potter, All of Bach, All Souls, Bachvereniging, BWV 161, BWV 36, Grote Kerk Naarden, Hans van der Woerd, Marco Borggreve, Netherlands Bach Society, Nieuwe Kerk Den Haag, Shunske Sato, St. Matthew Passion, The Hague, Thomas Hobbs, Zsuzi Tóth. Netherlands Bach Society / Jos Van Veldhoven. This is an extended lesson, in several steps, but please bear with me, it’s worth it and you get to watch or listen to some excellent videos. Posted by cantatasonmymind in Advent, Bach's life, Cantatas, Christmas, Leipzig, Weimar, Advent, Advent 4, Alfredo Bernardini, All of Bach, Bachvereniging, BWV 132, BWV 147, BWV 147a, Christmas, Dominik Wörner, Hana Blazikova, J.S. This way you won’t miss any posts about the many cantatas Bach wrote for all three Christmas Days (yes there were three in his time), New Year’s Day, and the Sundays after those feast days. I had been unsure how to talk about these concerts in the framework of this blog, especially now that it’s more than a month ago and we’re in Advent already (yes there is Advent music in this post, please keep reading) and there is no recording of these concerts. Thomas Hobbs really needs a shout-out for his role in this All Souls production, even though I’m writing this so long after the fact. Read that post here. You can find that recording on YouTube, Amazon, or iTunes. 2. in Cantata 13 Meine Seufzer, meine Tränen. So Bach’s last music had to be as memorable as possible, had to give them hope, and ideally also prepare them for the St. Matthew Passion they would get to hear on Good Friday. This 16th Sunday after Trinity seems to be “chorale Sunday” for Bach. **. Just click on this link and the entire series is right there, under “recently added.”. And it always thrills me when during this process I discover that Bach must have done this too: going back, either in his memory or in the physical stack of manuscripts, to the music he previously wrote for this same Sunday. Today I’d love to share Cantata 110 Unser Mund sei voll Lachens (May our mouth be full of laughter) from 1725. Menu. * read my blog post about Cantata 155, which now includes a link to the J.S. For this concert of Early Cantatas by J.S. Johann Sebastian Bach. ** Find the video of the entire organ prelude (BWV 727) here. In the original Weimar version from 1716, the chorale melody in the opening chorus was played, without words, on the organ. The text of that alto aria is as follows: Ach Herr, was ist ein Menschenkind,Ah, Lord, what is a child of manDass du sein Heil so schmerzlich suchest?that you should seek his salvation with so much pain?Ein Wurm, den du verfluchest,A worm whom you curseWenn Höll und Satan um ihn sind;when hell and Satan are around him;Doch auch dein Sohn, den Seel und Geistbut also your son, whom soul and spiritAus Liebe seinen Erben heißt.Through love call their inheritance. Happy learning and listening! 35. For concert dates and further information go to https://www.bachvereniging.nl/nederlandse-bachvereniging. Keep following this blog and you’ll learn more about that soon . 1. onto the believer: ask your conscience: are you a true person or a false person? In the soprano aria, hear how low in the soprano range this is set — it could just as well have been sung by an alto. Soprano: Miriam Feuersinger; Alto: Alex Potter; Tenor: Thomas Hobbs; Bass: Stephan MacLeod. Shunsuke Sato became artistic … Bach looking back (Belated 2nd Sunday after Epiphany), Two Weimar cantatas for the fourth Sunday of Advent, The Shining Star of the Netherlands Bach Society, this wonderful interview with him for All of Bach, A better week for cantata 198 than for 86, http://rudolfshistorischer-rosen-park.blogspot.com/, Light in Dark Times (and a compelling melody for Bach). I remember how happy and impressed I was when I first found this video. The chorale Herzlich tut mich verlangen nach einem sel’gen End features prominently in the opening movement of Cantata 161, is referred to in the tenor aria, and then comes back in the final movement. When I walked to her door I noticed a hedge of sweet pink roses in the front yard. Leave it to Alex Potter. You can find most of them by typing Alex Potter into the search bar at the top of this post. It was as Bach intended: to die for. 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