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Choral Prelude “Ich ruf zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ,” BWV About the Work. Bach/ Busoni Composer: Bach/Busoni. Past Performances. Washington Performing. Check out Chorale Prelude Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV ( transcription by Ferruccio Busoni) by Vahan Mardirossian on Amazon Music. Stream. Check out Bach – Busoni: Ich Ruf Zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ Bwv by piano Franco Di Nitto on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase CD’s and MP3s now.

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In the highest range, the listener hears first the two oboes, then the violino concertino, and then, always at a lower pitch and later than the instruments before them, the 2 nd violin, then the viola, and then the bc in the bass. It is bad enough that he has attempted to fracture the strength that Bach had built into the opening mvt.

When I was young and just getting started with my Bach studiesAlbert Schweitzer was one of my heros and also someone whose writings on Bach I took as gospel.

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What Bach made of this hymn – how his music interprets the text -is a topic that interests me and to which I hope to return, and I would be grateful for any illumination that may be provided by those who have far more expertise in theology and music than I have. This version is very slow and deliberate, almost dirge-like. The sopranos enter into the picture elegantly, carrying the chorale melody.

Through a connection that he had to a Lutheran preacher, J. This led me to try to find out more about Chriwt and so also about the antinomian controversy, and I thought this might be of some interest also to some other members of the list. It looks to me like Martinus Agricola would be a much better candidate as being the real author rather than Johann who seems to have written only one chorale text that happened to be published in Chriet Luther ‘s collection, but then was removed because it was inferior.

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As I am still convinced until further teaching shows Considering the fact that the entire instrumental ensemble had little or no rehearsal at all, things still hang together fairly well.

Isn’t amazing what beautfiul hymns and melodies in that rather short period were created?! Lawson wrote June 27, And as always the combination of solo violin 2 oboes with strings and bc is irresistible Jonas 1 and B.

These settings represented the standard repertoire of the Stuttgart Courtly Choir. The Recordings During last week I have been listening to four complete recordings of this ruff. Since I will not have time to review the other mvts. Dutch translation of this hymn in three verses by J.

Her timbre of voice suits perfectly the demands of the aria, and her counter-part; the oboe da caccia plays marvellously. The diminuendi only serve to make this failing utterly clear to any observant 63.

Speratus, among others, all of whom Luther asked for their contributions for this new style of evangelical church hymn. The soprano part has an almost dead quality that only occasionally thrusts itself forward with great effort by increasing icg considerably on the high notes f and g. Thomas Radleff wrote March 20, There are many instances where the violins are not quite together.

However, it is interesting zj in his book Law and Gospel, Timothy Wengert one of the editors of the new English translatin chrisy the Book of Concord shows quite convincingly that Majors was really echoing Melanchton, who by had made the Law the center of his theology.

He has no problems with intonation or expression and he does more than justice to the subtle nuances of the score. This he does in the very first measures of Mvt.

Ich ruf zu dir Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

What an obvious way to illustrate DOWN or falling! In the altos there are Buwalda-type voices, while in the tenor part, the thin, raspy voices make themselves heard. These include texts by J. Thomas Braatz wrote June 30, It would be more a suprise if it weren’t there.


Likewise Wanda Landowska –whose techniques of playing the Harpsichord with only rruf fingers etc. However, he wanted to do this without compromising the necessity of good jeus. Johann Agricola the antinomianist considered by some to be the author of the chorale text on which BWV is based, is very likely not the author of this chorale.

There is an uneven sound quality throughout which the listener needs to contend with. Antinomianism and other theological controversies of the reformation have great interest for me for kch reasons.

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There is of course no surprise in a Lutheran hymn being concerned with faith and perhaps antinomianism can be seen as an exaggeration of elements in Luther ‘s own thought. Looking at the text it seems to me that the five stanzas are of equal merits.

To mention a few names compare Thomas Braatz list: There is no one in the HIP recordings that can even come close to jeau was achieved here. He died from the plague. The accompaniment he gets from Harnoncourt is also less supportive. The extremely fast tempo for his version is already an indication of this.

Church cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Choral Prelude “Ich ruf zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ,” BWV 639

Verse 2 is accompanied by continuo only, verse 3 by oboe da caccia, verse 4 by the rare combination of violin and bassoon. Prediger in Eisleben Certainly I have no way of knowing whether their religious convictions are Lutheran or not. The individual singers the Buwaldas or Buwalda-type voices, or the tenor who has to force his voice to get to the note properly can be detected easily and are very distracting because they call unnecessary attention to themselves.