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Analyzing Bach cantatas

Author: Eric Thomas Chafe
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
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Bach's cantatas are among the highest achievements of Western musical art, yet studies of the individual cantatas that are both illuminating and detailed are few. In this book, noted Bach expert Eric Chafe combines theological, historical, analytical, and interpretive approaches to the cantatas to offer readers and listeners alike the richest possible experience of these works. A respected theorist of  Read more...
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Named Person: Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Thomas Chafe
ISBN: 019512099X 9780195120998 0195161823 9780195161823
OCLC Number: 38580245
Description: xvii, 286 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Hermeneutic matrix. Basic principles ; Aspects of the liturgical year --
The Lutheran "metaphysical" tradition in music and music theory --
Cantata 21, "Ich hatte viel bekummernis". Commentary on the individual movements --
Modal questions. The seventeenth-century background ; Bach and Modal tradition ; "Durch Adams fall" : Andreas Werckmeister on the Hypophrygian mode --
Bach's reflections on the past : Modal chorales in cantata designs. "Durch Adams fall ist ganz verderbt" in cantatas 18 and 109 ; "Ach Gott, vom himmel sieh' darein" in cantatas 153 and 2 ; "O grosser Gott von macht" in cantata 24 --
Two chorale cantatas. Cantata 121 : "Christum wir sollenloben schon" ; "Es ist das heil uns kommen hier" (cantanta 9) --
Cantata 77 : the theological background. "Dies sind die heil'gen zehn gebot" : The chorale and its history ; The text of cantata 77 --
"Du sollt Gott, deinen herren, lieben" : An analysis of cantata 77. Commentary on the individual movements --
Cantata 60 : "O ewigkeit, du donnerwort".
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