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Ash Wednesday

febrero 13, 2013

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I Because I do not hope to turn again Because I do not hope Because I do not hope to turn Desiring this man’s gift and that man’s scope I no longer strive to strive towards such things (Why should the aged eagle stretch its wings?) Why should I mourn The vanished power of the […]

A Listener’s Guide to BWV 21. Ich hatte viel bekümmernis

octubre 28, 2012

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First Part 1. Sinfonia (c) Ob, str, bc The sinfonía, a movement added to the cantata for its 1714 premiere, works, as is usual in other Bach cantatas, to set the emotional mood the work begins in. Basically, it’s an adagio trio sonata for oboe, strings and basso continuo with ornated lines for the oboe […]

An introduction to BWV 21. Ich hatte viel bekümmernis

octubre 28, 2012

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[After some messages sent by people from different countries letting me know their interest in the Soli Deo Gloria project, I have decided to translate some of the posts into english. I appreciate the interest shoown and beg you patience with my rough translations.] I. Introduction Choosing BWV 21 to start listenin to Bach cantatas […]