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As a result of this, the choir sound is not uniform and very uneven throughout with certain notes sticking out here cbrist there.

The Recordings During last week I have been listening to four complete recordings of this cantata. This led me to try to find out more about Agricola and so also about the antinomian controversy, and I thought this might be of some interest also to some other members of the list.

There is an uneven sound quality throughout which the listener needs to contend with.

Chorale Prelude ‘Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ’, BWV 639 (arr. Ferruccio Busoni)

Phillipe Bareille wrote June 27, This cantata consists of only arias between the opening and the closing choral movements, and no recitatives! The rif instruments violins, viola and bc enter with descending intervals as well.

Dick Wursten wrote June 27, Cantata BWV – Commentary. When I was young and just getting started with my Bach studiesAlbert Schweitzer was one of my heros and also someone whose writings on Bach I took as gospel. There is no one in the HIP recordings herr can even come close to what was achieved here.


Hamari accedes to the challenge set by Bach in the aria for alto. There are certain movements that he should not take upon himself to sing. Gramann 1 remember him?

Choral Prelude “Ich ruf zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ,” BWV

What an obvious way to illustrate DOWN or falling! No, just the opposite happens as the words and syllables become indistinct or inaudible. Anyway, thank you again for you post!

At this point the violin bow stops moving and the jdsu cords mesu longer vibrate. This conflict was finally ‘settled’ what an overstatement by the lutheran Formula Concordiae of Why, for example, has Bach given so little melodic material for the alto singer to work with?

BWV is the Choralvorspiel for organ on the same theme: The cantata text is formed by the unchanged five stanzas of Johann Agricola ‘s hymn. It is bad enough that he has attempted to fracture the strength that Bach had built into the opening mvt.

Further I found that in Agricola published a hymn-book of his own Sangbuchlein. This is pleasant background music with a slightly languid, nostalgic sound, but there is bv an odd contrast here between this generally languid almost disinterested style of singing on the one hand, and the momentary strong efforts on the part of certain individuals, on the other hand, to overcome difficulties in the voice parts.

Cantata BWV – Discussions Part 1

To me it appears that Harnoncourt has put the cart before the horse by insisting that vocalists, particularly those in the choir, should sing the way a short-bowed baroque violin supposedly was played. The movement of the music is very quick and goes up and down The effect is similar to that of a good, well-trained singer who can engage an audience without resorting to grunts and unmusical, heavy accents.


Speratus, among others, all of whom Luther asked for their contributions for this new style of evangelical church hymn. The preaching of the law had to be part of the preaching of the gospel. He found it printed on a paper, from before with the title: Gerda Schriever does not make it in the aria for alto. In particular, the voices that accompany the cantus firmus in the soprano have a special quality in their manner of singing that reflects a genuine commitment to expressing sincerely the words that they are singing.

Even when compared on an equal basis, the following HIP recordings can not be considered to be on the same highly inspired level of performance: But when the choir enters, he changes this pattern ms. He published 2 editionsof the Innsbruck Hymnal Innsbrucker Gesangbuch which contained djr hymns, 22 of which were published here for the first time.