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Resound, ye songs! | Oxford Bach Soloists

When
Sunday May 3, 2020 at 15:00
Where
New College Chapel, Oxford
Tickets
£15, £12 (Oxford Uni alumni), £5 (student), free for under 18s
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  1. Cantata No 12, 'Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen' BWV 12 - Johann Sebastian Bach
  2. Cantata No 44, 'Sie werden euch in den Bann tun' BWV 44 - Johann Sebastian Bach
  3. Cantata No 172, 'Erschallet, ihr Lieder' BWV 172 - Johann Sebastian Bach
  4. Cantata No 59, 'Wer mich liebet' BWV 59 - Johann Sebastian Bach

Bach’s earliest works are often considered to be his most inventive, full of daring ideas. Cantata 12 is considered one of his most affecting compositions, the opening of which was to find its way into the B minor Mass. Now one year in his post as Thomaskantor, he revived his Pentecost Cantatas 59 and 172 for the 2nd and 3rd time respectively. Dating from 1714 during his employment in service of the Dukes of Weimar, the effulgent cantata ‘Erschallet, ihr Lieder, erklinget, ihr Saiten!’ depicts the fiery arrival of the Holy Spirit. As they wait for the Spirit’s arrival, Cantata 44 tells the gloomy prophecy of Christ that the disciples will be cast out as they spread the Good News, and Bach’s music is uncompromisingly grim and tensely dramatic.


Venue
New College Chapel
Holywell Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3BN
England
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