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 means of a popular Bach pupil, this concise and obtainable booklet offers an creation to the song and cultural contexts of the composer’s such a lot liked masterpieces, together with the Magnificat, Christmas Oratorio, and St. John Passion.
as well as delivering old info, every one bankruptcy highlights major aspects—such because the theology of love—of a selected piece. This penetrating quantity is the 1st to regard the vocal works as an entire, displaying how the compositions have been embedded of their unique performative context in the liturgy in addition to discussing Bach’s musical sort, from the particular point of person activities to the overarching elements of every paintings. released within the method of Easter whilst a lot of those vocal works are played, this amazing quantity will attract informal concertgoers and students alike.

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