Tomorrow we will talk about the two cantatas Chorale Bel Canto will sing on April 2, 2106. The fifty-second cantata of the cycle for Jubilate (third Sunday after Easter). ; • BWV 108 – Es ist euch gut, daß ich hingehe. The words for many cantatas combine Bible quotes, contemporary poetry and chorale, but he also composed a cycle of chorale cantatas based exclusively on one chorale. The ancient chorale this cantata is based on (as well as the motet by Samuel Scheidt we’re also singing during our December 5 workshop) The First Sunday of Advent in Leipzig. Bach cantata cycles There is such a rich variety of Bach cantata recordings available today that the listener can be forgiven for approaching the marketplace with considerable trepida-tion. Bach: Cantatas Bach Collegium Japan / Masaaki Suzuki Begun in 1995, this series was initially greeted with incredulity – a complete cantata cycle recorded with Japanese performers in Japan? In Bach’s One-cycle Lectionary, Easter Sunday is followed by six Sundays AFTER Easter; in the Three-cycle Lectionary, Easter Sunday is the 1st Sunday OF Easter and is part of the seven Sundays OF Easter. is extracted from this and is more up to date (especially the German language version). I like Suzuki quite a lot, mostly because of the detail and space of the sound with the technical and musical perfection of the execution. Music Bachfest Leipzig: Exploring Bach's cantatas and other cycles. Johann Sebastian Bach's chorale cantata cycle is the year-cycle of church cantatas he started composing in Leipzig from the first Sunday after Trinity in 1724. On this date in 1714 occurred the first performance of BWV 182, and in 1725 the first performance of BWV 1. Bach wrote one cantata for this day, which marks the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem – although, as is typical, the cantata uses this only as a starting point for a different idea of entry. His next cycle of church cantatas, the Picander cycle, did not start before St. John's Day 24 June 1728. In practical terms, this meant composing about sixty cantatas per year corresponding to all the Sundays and holy days of obligation. Bach's motivation for composing a chorale cantata cycle may be based on the fact that the year 1724/25 was the second centenary of the publication of the first Lutheran hymnals, suggests Rathey (Ibid. The Lutz cantata cycle isn’t generally known for star-studded casts of singers, but you can’t actually do much better for a quartet of soloists these days (or in 2014, at the time of the recording) than the lineup here. While there have been other cantata cycles, none has … But Bach incorporated the melodies and the texts in many different ways – there is an entire cycle of cantatas based entirely on chorales, where the chorale is featured in every movement. Bach’s first annual cycle of cantatas began on May 30, 1723, the first Sunday after Trinity and his first Sunday as Thomaskantor in Leipzig. 5-11 (Christ humbles Himself even unto death) The sacred cantatas, according to what I read, were neglected for a long time and their revival started practically only after the second world war, when Harnoncourt and many others broke the time barrier around Bach’s cantatas. The printed text allows us to close several gaps in our knowledge of the schedule of Bach’s performances during this two-year period. New cantatas for occasions of the liturgical year composed in this period, except for a few in the chorale cantata format, are known as Bach's third cantata cycle. Trinity I, 30 May 1723: Die Elenden sollen essen, BWV 75 The fortieth cantata of the cycle for the Annunciation of the Blessed Mary. In practical terms, this meant composing about sixty cantatas per year corresponding to all the Sundays and holy days of obligation. 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