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By Gregory S Butler PhD, George Stauffer, Mary Dalton Greer

ISBN-10: 0252033442

ISBN-13: 9780252033445

That Johann Sebastian Bach is a pivotal determine within the heritage of Western song is infrequently information, and the importance of his success is so large that it may be tricky to understand. In About Bach, fifteen students express that Bach's significance extends from choral to orchestral track, from sacred track to musical parodies, and likewise to his scribes and scholars, his predecessors and successors. additional, the individuals show a range of musicological techniques, starting from shut experiences of Bach's offerings of musical shape and libretto to wider analyses of the old and cultural backgrounds that impinged upon his creations and their lasting impact. This quantity makes major contributions to Bach biography, interpretation, pedagogy, and performance.

Contributors are Gregory G. Butler, Jen-Yen Chen, Alexander J. Fisher, Mary Dalton Greer, Robert Hill, Ton Koopman, Daniel R. Melamed, Michael Ochs, Mark Risinger, William H. Scheide, Hans-Joachim Schulze, Douglass Seaton, George B. Stauffer, Andrew Talle, and Kathryn Welter.

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That Johann Sebastian Bach is a pivotal determine within the heritage of Western track is hardly ever information, and the importance of his fulfillment is so giant that it may be tricky to know. In approximately Bach, fifteen students exhibit that Bach's significance extends from choral to orchestral song, from sacred track to musical parodies, and in addition to his scribes and scholars, his predecessors and successors.

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Es in des Höchsten Nahmen wagete, u. mich nacher Leipzig begabe . . u. so dann die mutation vornahme. Hieselbst bin nun nach Gottes Willen annoch beständig. Da aber nun (1) finde, daß dieser Dienst bey weitem nicht so erklecklich als mann mir Ihn beschrieben, (2) viele accidentia dieser station entgangen, (3) ein sehr theürer Orth u.  Johann Gottfried Walther, Musicalisches Lexicon (Leipzig: Wolffgang Deer, 1732; reprint Kassel: Bärenreiter, 1986), 64.  Since Bach singled out First Chronicles 25 as “the [very] foundation of all church music pleasing to God” in his Calov Bible, it is highly likely that he read the corresponding chapter in Olearius’s Biblische Erklärung.

Singers” in Luther’s gloss, lends support to the premise that this Psalm held special significance for Bach. In two other editions of the German Bible published during Bach’s lifetime, the following prayer based on Psalm 115 appears immediately after the Psalm text: “Prayer. Great Blessings-God! thou alone art worthy of Glory . ”58 In his commentary on Psalm 115 in the third volume of the Biblische Erklärung, Olearius reiterates that glory is due to God alone no fewer than four times: It is to the name of the Lord / to whom alone all glory is due .

27 As Robin A. ) Of the Singers and Instrumentalists. ”28 In the Calov Bible, First Chronicles 25:1 reads: And David with all the field captains set apart for offices among the children of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun, the prophets (who were to form the Word of God in spiritual hymns and psalms and sing them in the temple, at the same time playing instruments) with 20 Old Testament Roots for the Bach Family Tree harps, psalteries, and cymbals and they were numbered (and arranged in order) for work according to their office (to execute the same in a certain order.

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