By Daniel R. Melamed
Christoph Wolff indicates the prospect that Bach's 3 festive works for Christmas, Easter, and Ascension Day shape a coherent crew associated through liturgy, chronology, and style. Daniel R. Melamed considers the various ways that Bach's ardour tune used to be inspired by way of the well-known poetic ardour of Barthold Heinrich Brockes. Markus Rathey examines the development and function of oratorio routine that mix chorales and poetic texts (chorale tropes). Kerala Snyder indicates the connections among Bach's Christmas Oratorio and one in every of its types, Buxtehude's Abendmusiken unfold over many evenings. Laurence Dreyfus argues that Bach suggestion instrumentally within the composition of his passions on the rate of yes features of the textual content. And Eric Chafe demonstrates the modern theological heritage of Bach's Ascension Oratorio and its musical realization
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Bach Perspectives, Volume 8: J.S. Bach and the Oratorio Tradition by Daniel R. Melamed