VOCES8: ‘Laudibus in Sanctis’ by William Byrd

(Yes, I will start posting these again when I find something I want to share!)

JS Bach: Jesu, der du meine Seele, BWV 354
Netherlands Bach Society

We know of a whole series of chorale melodies that have been handed down separately, to which Bach added chords. ‘Jesu, der du meine Seele’ seems to be just one of many texts in which standard Lutheran theology is turned into poetry: Christ suffered and died for our sins. But that’s not the whole story. The words of this hymn were written by Johann Rist (1607-1667), a poet, playwright and founder of a literary society, who was interested in mathematics, medicine and the world.

The melody Bach used for ‘Jesu, der du meine Seele’ is not the one Rist originally published with his text. However, it is a melody that may possibly have been written by Rist. Some time later, the melody was combined with Rist’s lyrics for ‘Jesu der du meine Seele’. Bach took this hymn – both text and melody – for the opening chorus of a cantata, for instance BWV 78, as well as using it in this individual chorale BWV 354, which was probably part of a lost cantata.

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Netherlands Bach Society
Christoph Prégardien, conductor

01. August 2021 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music

This is longer than usual. But it’s BACH!

J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 187 “Es wartet alles auf dich”
J.S. Bach Foundation

25. July 2021 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music · Tags: , , ,

Jean L’Héritier: Miserere mei
The Gesualdo Six

25. July 2021 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music · Tags: , , ,

Heinrich Schütz: Selig sind die Toten
VOCES8

GERMAN:
Selig sind die Toten,
die in dem Herren sterben,
von nun an.
Ja der Geist spricht:
Sie ruhen von ihrer Arbeit
und ihre Werke folgen ihnen nach.

ENGLISH:
Blessed are the departed,
that die in the Lord
from now on.
Yea, the Spirit speaks:
they rest from their labors
and their works follow them.

18. July 2021 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music · Tags: , ,

Forty Days and Forty Nights
Tune: Aus der tiefe • Melody possibly by M. Herbst • Words by G.H. Smyttan and Francis Pott • NEH 67
The Gesualdo Six; Owain Park, Director

11. July 2021 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music · Tags: , ,

Alonso Lobo: Versa Est In Luctum
Caritas Consort

Versa est in luctum cithara mea,
et organum meum in vocem flentium.
Parce mihi Domine,
nihil enim sunt dies Mei.

My harp is turned to grieving
and my flute to the voice of those who weep.
Spare me, O Lord,
for my days are as nothing.

04. July 2021 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music · Tags: , ,

Rachmaninoff: Bless The Lord, Oh My Soul (Vespers Op. 37,2)
Bless The Lord, O My Soul (S. Rachmaninoff “All-Night Vigil” / Vespers, op. 37)
Singers (from the left): Adrian Nikiel, Katarzyna Bieniaszewska, Michal Raczkowski, Joanna Dacko, Irina Bogdanovich (solo), Adrianna Jarzebowska, Jakub Koziot, Teresa Greziak, Rafat Brzezinski.

Thomas Tallis: If Ye Love Me
Tenebrae; Nigel Short, Conductor

20. June 2021 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music · Tags: , , ,

Févin: Nesciens mater
The Gesualdo Six