Bach's Major Vocal Works: Music, Drama, Liturgy by Markus Rathey

By Markus Rathey

Every yr, Johann Sebastian Bach’s significant vocal works are played to mark liturgical milestones within the Christian calendar. Written by way of a popular Bach student, this concise and obtainable publication presents an creation to the song and cultural contexts of the composer’s such a lot cherished masterpieces, together with the Magnificat, Christmas Oratorio, and St. John Passion.
as well as supplying old details, each one bankruptcy highlights major aspects—such because the theology of love—of a specific piece. This penetrating quantity is the 1st to regard the vocal works as an entire, exhibiting how the compositions have been embedded of their unique performative context in the liturgy in addition to discussing Bach’s musical kind, from the unique point of person routine to the overarching elements of every paintings. released within the method of Easter while a lot of those vocal works are played, this impressive quantity will attract informal concertgoers and students alike.

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