15th March 16.00 Pauluskirche, Magdeburg

Rheinische Kantorei
Das Kleine Konzert
Hermann Max -Director

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
„Veni sancte spiritus“ (um 1756)
für Sopran, Alt, Tenor, Bass, vierstimmigen Chor, drei Trompeten, Pauken, zwei Oboen, Streicher und Basso continuo

Georg Philipp Telemann
„Trauret, ihr Himmel“
Kirchenmusik zum 1. Ostertag 1760
für Sopran, Alt, Tenor, Bass, drei Trompeten, Pauken, zwei Traversflöten, zwei Oboen, Streicher und Basso continuo

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714—1788)
„Gott hat den Herrn auferwecket“
Kirchenmusik auf Ostern 1756 (Hamburger Fassung, 1756)
für Sopran, Tenor, Bass, Chor, drei Trompeten, Pauken, zwei Oboen, zwei Traversflöten, Streicher und Basso continuo

Georg Philipp Telemann
„Veni sancte spiritus“ (1760)
für vierstimmigen Chor, drei Trompeten, Pauken, zwei Oboen, Streicher und Basso continuo

Georg Philipp Telemann
„Er neigte den Himmel“
Kirchenmusik auf Himmelfahrt 1762
für Sopran, Alt, Bass, Tenor, Chor, drei Trompeten, Pauken, Oboe, Streicher und Basso continuo

Bethany Seymour, Sarah Potter Soprano
Beth Mackay Alto
Peter Davoren Tenor
Phill Smith Bass

Bethany is delighted to be performing with the Leeds Baroque Choir with whom she has some wonderful memories. She initially performed with the ensemble in her first term of University, performing soprano solos in B minor mass.

The Mass in B minor (BWV 232) by Johann Sebastian Bach is a musical setting of the complete Latin Mass. The work was one of Bach’s last, not completed until 1749, the year before his death.

Much of the Mass re-uses music that Bach had composed earlier in his career, in the case of the “Crucifixus” dating back to 1714.  Where Bach re-used earlier material it was almost always extensively revised. To complete the work, however, in the late 1740s Bach composed new sections of the Credo such as “Et incarnatus est”.

It was unusual for composers working in the Lutheran tradition to set music to a Latin text and Bach’s reasons for doing so remain a matter of scholarly debate. He may have intended to propose the work for the dedication of the new Hofkirche in Dresden which was nearing completion in 1749. However his death in 1750 intervened and the dedication did not take place until 1751.

Details of concert on December 13th 2013 at NCEM.

Rheinische Kantorei
Das Kleine Konzert
Hermann Max – Conductor

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Alessandro Melani: Marienvesper
Rheinische Kantorei
Hermann Max – Conductor

Schloßkirche Weißenfels at 8.00 pm on 19th October 2013 in the Heinrich-Schütz-Musikfestes