No 28 Luther Chorales in Cantatas

Sun 11th June 2017  »  5:00 pm
The cantata cycle of 1724/25

– D. Buxtehude: Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin, BuxWV 76 – J. S. Bach: Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir, BWV 38 – J. S. Bach: Wär Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit, BWV 14 – J. S. Bach: Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin, BWV 125 – J. S. Bach: Christ lag in Todes Banden, BWV 4

Joanne Lunn (soprano), Emilie Renard (alto), Thomas Hobbs (tenor), Matthew Brook (bass), Dunedin Consort, direction: John Butt (harpsichord)

Concert introduction: 4.00 pm, Zeitgeschichtliches Forum, Dr. Christine Blanken · Pre-concert talk in English: Dr. Andrew Talle
Ticket prices: € 77,00 | 62,00 | 37,00 | 19,00
reduced: € 67,00 | 52,00 | 32,00 | 16,00

Through his promotion of the German language and his personal love of music, Martin Luther laid the foundations for the success of the Protestant chorale. The Reformer himself wrote nearly 40 hymns, which were published in a variety of hymn books from 1523 onward, many of them still being a part of the liturgical repertoire today. Numerous composers used this musical treasure-trove as a basis for new compositions. Johann Sebastian Bach wrote 14 cantatas based on Luther chorales, ranging from the early »Christ lag in Todes Banden«, written in Mühlhausen (1707), to his late Leipzig cantata, »Wär Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit« (1735).