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By Daniel R. Melamed

ISBN-10: 0252035844

ISBN-13: 9780252035845

As the legitimate book of the yank Bach Society, Bach Perspectives has pioneered new components of study within the lifestyles, instances, and track of Bach in view that its first visual appeal in 1995. quantity eight of Bach Perspectives emphasizes where of Bach's oratorios of their repertorial context.


These essays think of Bach's oratorios from quite a few views: on the subject of types, antecedents, and modern developments; from the viewpoint of musical and textual forms; and from analytical vantage issues together with hyperlinks with instrumental tune and theology.


Christoph Wolff indicates the prospect that Bach's 3 festive works for Christmas, Easter, and Ascension Day shape a coherent crew associated by means of liturgy, chronology, and style. Daniel R. Melamed considers the various ways that Bach's ardour song used to be motivated by way of the recognized poetic ardour of Barthold Heinrich Brockes. Markus Rathey examines the development and function of oratorio routine that mix chorales and poetic texts (chorale tropes). Kerala Snyder indicates the connections among Bach's Christmas Oratorio and considered one of its types, Buxtehude's Abendmusiken unfold over many evenings. Laurence Dreyfus argues that Bach concept instrumentally within the composition of his passions on the cost of definite features of the textual content. And Eric Chafe demonstrates the modern theological historical past of Bach's Ascension Oratorio and its musical realization

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