No 124 »Confounding the congregation«

Sat 22nd June 2019  »  11:00 am
Paulinum – Aula und Universitätskirche St. Pauli
Bach and Weimar

Chorale preludes by the young J. S. Bach from the »Orgelbüchlein« and from other collections – to listen to, to sing along und to improvise

– J. S. Bach: Präludium, BWV 535/1 – J. S. Bach: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 599 – J. S. Bach: O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß, BWV 622 – J. S. Bach: Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 610

and further works

Rudolf Lutz (organ, presentation), PD Dr. Michael Maul (presentation)

Ticket price: € 17,00
reduced: € 12,00

The court of the dukes of Saxe-Weimar played a key role in the early career of Johann Sebastian Bach: when only 18 years old, he spent a few months there working as a violinist with the court orchestra, and five years later was appointed court organist and chamber musician. Outside his duties at church services, Bach had sufficient time for composing. It was in Weimar that most of his organ works were written, including the chorale preludes in the »Orgelbüchlein« (»Little Organ Book«) and works that originated from the practice of improvisation.