About Bach by Gregory S Butler PhD, George Stauffer, Mary Dalton Greer

By Gregory S Butler PhD, George Stauffer, Mary Dalton Greer

That Johann Sebastian Bach is a pivotal determine within the heritage of Western track is infrequently information, and the value of his fulfillment is so titanic that it may be tricky to know. In About Bach, fifteen students convey that Bach's value extends from choral to orchestral song, from sacred song to musical parodies, and in addition to his scribes and scholars, his predecessors and successors. extra, the individuals display a variety of musicological methods, starting from shut reports of Bach's offerings of musical shape and libretto to wider analyses of the ancient and cultural backgrounds that impinged upon his creations and their lasting effect. This quantity makes major contributions to Bach biography, interpretation, pedagogy, and performance.

Contributors are Gregory G. Butler, Jen-Yen Chen, Alexander J. Fisher, Mary Dalton Greer, Robert Hill, Ton Koopman, Daniel R. Melamed, Michael Ochs, Mark Risinger, William H. Scheide, Hans-Joachim Schulze, Douglass Seaton, George B. Stauffer, Andrew Talle, and Kathryn Welter.

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About Bach

That Johann Sebastian Bach is a pivotal determine within the heritage of Western track is infrequently information, and the value of his success is so massive that it may be tough to understand. In approximately Bach, fifteen students convey that Bach's value extends from choral to orchestral song, from sacred tune to musical parodies, and likewise to his scribes and scholars, his predecessors and successors.

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V. 12. Denn das Hall=Jahr sol unter euch heilig seyn . . v. 13.  NBR, 424.  NBR, 283; BDOK I, no. 184: “No. 1. Vitus Bach, ein Weißbecker in Ungern, hat im 16ten Seculo der lutherischen Religion halben aus Ungern entweichen müßen. Ist dannenhero, nachdem er seine Güter, so viel es sich hat wollen thun laßen, zu Gelde gemacht, in Teütschland gezogen .  It is in the twenty-fifth chapter of Leviticus that the Israelites are directed to observe their jubilee year. ” NBR, 423.  Bach’s marginal notation alongside this passage in his Calov Bible indicates that he read this verse.

36.  Wolff, Johann Sebastian Bach, 420.  See BC, vol. 3, 866. On the context of Cantata 196, see especially Konrad Küster, “Der Herr denket an uns (BWV 196). Eine frühe Bach-Kantate und ihr Kontext,” Musik und Kirche 66 (1996), 84–96.  The original German text reads: “v. 12. Der Herr denket an uns und segnet uns. Er segnet das Haus Israel, er segnet das Haus Aaron. v. 13. Er segnet, die den Herrn fürchten, beide, Kleine und Große. v. 14. Der Herr segne euch je mehr und mehr, euch und eure Kinder.

Cox, The Calov Bible, facsimile 13.  In a marginal note to First Chronicles 28:21, Bach explicitly expressed his belief that God worked through David to establish well-appointed music. Cox, The Calov Bible, facsimile 11 and p. 418.  NBR, 290; BDOK I, no. 184: “(6) Capellmeister u Director derer Cammer Musiquen am Hochfürstlich Anhalt Köthischen Hoffe. An. 1717. (7) Wurde von dar An. 1723. als Director Chori Musici u Cantor an der Thomas Schule nacher Leipzig vocirt; allwo er noch bis jetzo nach Gottes H.

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