ensemble of singers and instrumentalists founded in by Craig Smith to perform the complete sacred cantatas of J.S. Bach. Emmanuel (Actus Tragicus) . Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit ‘Actus tragicus’. BWV performed by the Netherlands Bach Society conducted by Jos van Veldhoven Oostkerk, Middelburg. Cantata BWV Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit (Actus Tragicus) Bach Cantatas on TV – conducted by Ton Koopman · Bach Edition Vol.
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I have brought my affairs home to God, He does with me as it pleases Him, if I should live yet longer here, I shall not struggle against it; rather I do His will with total devotion. Musical and theological tour de force Unusual instrumentation produces unearthly sounds.
BBC – Music – Review of JS Bach – Actus Tragicus
Against the seamless flow of this line the alto re-enters bar 39 with the chorale melody Mit Fried und Freud—-with peace and joy I go there. The following entries are taken from the listing on the Bach Cantatas Website. Uns ist ein Kind geboren by Johann Kuhnau?
Chor und arioso Sopran Es ist der alte Bund: But whatever the personal impact the occasion might have had on him, there is no disputing the profundity which the emerging composer managed to elicit from the minimal lines of conventional text. Today you will be with me in paradise.
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Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4. The former is only supported by the continuo which provides a line of great expressivity.
Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)
Revised, Chorus with arioso interventions. Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen BWV From his earliest essays into the cantata genre, Bach had been attracted to the notion of making the instrumental introduction an organic part of the total composition: Heute wirst du mit mir im Paradies sein Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin. Was frag ich nach der Welt BWV Es ist ein trotzig und verzagt Ding BWV Wahrlich, wahrlich, ich sage euch BWV The divine power makes us victorious through Jesus Christ, Amen.
Cs 46 and from the first Leipzig cycle and and 68 from the second.
Three early Bach Cantatas, and in these simple, spiritually exalted performances, a reminder of what came before Bach Firstly it demonstrates the range of melodic interest and musical expression which may be wrung from two simple lines. Falsche Welt, dir trau ich nicht BWV It falls into four basic movements thus: BWV18 has an astonishing opening Sinfonia, and with the characteristically plaintive sounds of the viol to the fore, and just one instrument or voice to a part, this speaks with a clarity and immediacy that’s rare.
The allegro which follows moves into triple time, a possible musical allusion to the Trinity, and the text develops the initial notion—-we live, breathe and have our entire being within Him so long as He wills it. The third movement is again a hybrid, an alto aria transforming itself into a duet.
Schleicht, spielende Wellen BWV Erschallet, ihr Lieder BWV The second vocal movement is a similar combination of ideas, now mostly from the New Testament. The first vocal movement combines several aspects of getting ready to die, based mostly on texts from the Old Testament. Christum wir sollen loben schon BWV In ihm sterben wir zur rechten Zeit, wenn er will. avtus
Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit ‘Actus tragicus’
Bach expresses their ideas in a variety of musical form and scoring. Nimm, was dein ist, und gehe hin BWV Wie Gott mir verheissen hat: The alto aria 3a quotes a verse from Psalm 35 which, according to Luke, Jesus used as his last words as he abch dying on the cross.
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