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John the Baptist and led its first performance on 24 June It is the third cantata Bach composed for his chorale cantata cyclethe second cantata cycle he started after being appointed Thomaskantor in The cantata is based on the seven stanzas of Martin Luther's hymn " Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam ", about baptism.
The first and last stanza of the chorale were Gardiner* - Cantatas Vol. 1: City Of Londo for the outer movements of the cantata, while an unknown librettist paraphrased the inner stanzas of the hymn into the text for the five other movements.
The first movement, a chorale fantasiais followed by a succession of arias alternating with recitativesleading to a four-part closing chorale. The cantata is scored for three vocal soloists altotenor and bassa four-part Rock Of Ages - Def Leppard - Historia / In The Round In Your Face - DVD Collection (DVD)two oboes d'amore, two solo violins, strings and continuo.
Bach composed Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam for St. John's Day24 Junein Leipzigas the third cantata of his second annual cyclethe chorale cantata Gardiner* - Cantatas Vol. 1: City Of Londo, which had begun about two weeks earlier on the first Sunday after Trinity.
The cycle was devoted to Lutheran hymnsin the format of his chorale cantatas rendered by retaining their text of the first and last stanzawhile a contemporary poet reworded the inner stanzas. The prescribed readings for the feast of the birth of John the Baptist were from the Book of Isaiah"the voice of a preacher in the desert" Isaiah —5and from the Gospel of Lukethe birth of John the Baptist and the Benedictus of Zechariah Luke — Bach used the text of the first stanza of Luther's hymn for the first movement of his cantata, with its chorale melody sung as cantus firmus.
The final movement of the cantata is a four-part chorale setting of the seventh stanza, on the hymn tune. The five arias and recitatives between these choral movements are settings of text paraphrased from the hymn's other stanzas. The cantata in seven movements is scored for three vocal soloists alto Atenor T and bass Ba four-part choir SATBtwo oboes d'amore Oatwo solo violins Vs, the second one only introduced in a later performanceIhr Menschenkinder - Bach* violins Vlviola Va and basso continuo Bc.
The seven-movement cantata begins with a chorale fantasia and ends, after a sequence of alternating arias and recitatives, with a closing chorale as a four-part setting. Bach increased the number of accompanying instruments for the arias, from only continuo in the second movement, over two solo violins in the central movement of the cantata, to two oboes d'amore and strings in the sixth movement. In the opening chorus, " Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam " Christ our Lord came to the Jordan   the tenor has the melody  as a cantus firmus, while the other voices sing free counterpoint.
The opening chorus resembles an YYZ - Rush - Exit.Stage Left violin concerto.
Mincham observes that a characteristic fast motif of Gardiner* - Cantatas Vol. 1: City Of Londo notes, repeated abundantly in the cello, always flows downward, while Bach usually also inverses motifs, such as in his Inventions. Mincham concludes that it represents the "pouring of the baptismal waters". The following recitative is given to the tenor as an Evangelist : " Dies hat Gott klar mit Worten " This God has clearly provided with words narrating the biblical command to baptise.
Hofmann concludes: "The sequence that this creates — three different forms of the same musical substance — is evidently to be understood as a symbol of the Holy Trinity. A recitative for bass, the vox Christi voice of Christ" Als Jesus dort nach seinen Leiden " As Jesus there, after His passion speaks of Gardiner* - Cantatas Vol.
1: City Of Londo after his passion and resurrection. The last aria is sung by the alto with rich accompaniment: " Menschen, glaubt doch dieser Gnade " People, believe this grace now. The closing chorale is the final stanza of the hymn, with the instruments playing colla parte : " Das Aug allein das Wasser sieht " The eye sees only water, a summary of Luther's teaching about baptism.
Inabout a century before the cantata got its BWV number, it was published 2. Aria: Bass Merkt Und Hört No. John's Day. A list of recordings is provided on the Bach Cantatas Website.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Chorale cantata by J. SATB choir solo: alto, tenor and bass. E minor B minor. Deutscher Taschenbuchverlag. To Jordan came our Lord the Christ. London: Hodder and Stoughton, Bach Cantatas Moonlight And Roses (Bring Mem’ries Of You) - Various - We Remember Them Well. Retrieved 17 June Preface in English and German.
Feast of St John the Baptist. Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam. Dies hat Gott klar mit Worten. Als Jesus dort nach seinen Leiden. Menschen, glaubt doch dieser Gardiner* - Cantatas Vol. 1: City Of Londo. Das Aug allein das Wasser sieht. Soli Deo Gloria. Masaaki Suzuki Bach Collegium Japan.
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2. The first aria, "Merkt und hört, ihr Menschenkinder" (Mark and hear, you humans), is accompanied by the continuo kelediballadomeenasnowforge.infoinfomental: 2 oboes d'amore, 2 violins, viola, continuo.
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Johann Sebastian Bach Cantatas Vol 1:City of London For the Feast of St John the Baptist Ihr Menschen, rühmet Gottes Liebe BWV 1. Aria: TenorIhr Menschen, rühmet ChoralSei Lob und Preis mit Ehren Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam BWV 7 1. CoroChrist unser Herr zum Jordan kam 2. Aria: Bass Merkt und hört, ihr Menschenkinder 3.
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1 Cantatas for the Feast of St John the Baptist St Giles Cripplegate, London 2 In No.2, an aria for bass and continuo (‘Merkt und hört, ihr Menschenkinder’) Bach does the preacher’s job for him to perfection, with varied inflection, lengths and stresses – and a dash of humour (was there a.
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Jan 03, · Conductor John Eliot Gardiner, said England's Independent newspaper, "has had the last laugh" -- Vol. 1 of his Bach cantata series was named Record of the Year at the Classic FM Gramophone Awards in London, after the big Deutsche Grammophon label pulled out of the project and dropped Gardiner just before it got underway in /
The award-winning Bach Cantata Series was recorded live during a year-long Pilgrimage tour. Each of the 28 albums contains sacred cantatas for a specific feast or date in the Lutheran church calendar, alongside booklet notes issued from a journal kept by Sir John Eliot Gardiner. This first volume features the monumental cantatas written by Bach for the Feast of St John the Baptist and the.
SDG | 2 CD (56 tracks) For the Feast of St. John the Baptist BWV / 7 / For the First Sunday after Trinity BWV 75 / 39 / Recorded in the City of London Gramophone Awards – Record of the Year. Monteverdi Choir English Baroque Soloists John Eliot Gardiner – conductor. Soloists Joanne Lunn Gillian Keith Wilke te Brummelstroete Paul Agnew.