Jan 12

Jesu, meine Freude [Jesus, my joy] (Romans 8:1-2,4,9-11) – J.S. Bach

 

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Johann Sebastian Bach. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Romans 8:1-2,4,9-11 [German]

1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

As heard in movements of the work:

  1. Jesu, meine Freude (1st stanza)
  2. Es ist nun nichts Verdammliches (based on Romans 8:1,4)
  3. Unter deinem Schirmen (2nd stanza)
  4. Denn das Gesetz (à 3, based on Romans 8:2)
  5. Trotz dem alten Drachen (3rd stanza)
  6. Ihr aber seid nicht fleischlich (fugue, based on Romans 8:9)
  7. Weg mit allen Schätzen (4th stanza)
  8. So aber Christus in euch ist (à 3, based on Romans 8:10)
  9. Gute Nacht, o Wesen (à 4, 5th stanza)
  10. So nun der Geist (based on Romans 8:11)
  11. Weicht, ihr Trauergeister (6th stanza)

Jesu, meine Freude (motet, 1723), by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)


Performed by Bach-Kantorei

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Jesu, meine Freude e minor, BWV 227 (Motet for two mixed choirs). By Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Konrad Ameln. For SSATB choir, instruments ad lib (2 oboes, bassoon, strings, basso continuo) (Mixed Choir: SSATB/Instruments ad libitum (2 Oboes/Bassoon/Strings/Basso continuo)). This edition: Stapled, Urtext edition. Stapled. Chor-Archiv. Sacred. Level 4. Choral score. BWV 227. Duration 25 minutes. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA5132).

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Feb 03

Ihr werdet weinen und heulen [Ye will be weeping and wailing] (John 16:20) – Johann Sebastian Bach

 

Fragment of John 16:14-22 from Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 208 (Image via Wikipedia)

Fragment of John 16:14-22 from Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 208 (Image via Wikipedia)

John 16:20 [German]

20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.

Ihr werdet weinen und heulen (1725), first movement (chorus) from cantata BWV 103, composed by J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Performed by the J. S. Bach Foundation of St. Gallen under Rudolf Lutz

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MP3: Ihr werdet weinen und heulen, by J.S. Bach / Cantatas, BWV 103-105 / haenssler CLASSIC

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Cantata No. 103 — Ihr werdet weinen und heulen. (SATB with AT Soli). By Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Choir Sacred. SATB choir. Choral (Sacred); Choral Worship Cantata; Larger Works; Masterworks; Worship Resources. Kalmus Edition. Baroque; Masterwork; Sacred. Book. 44 pages. Published by Alfred Music Publishing 

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Nov 04

Magnificat [My Soul] in D Major (Luke 1:46-55) – Johann Sebastian Bach

Mary Writing the Magnificat

Mary Writing the Magnificat (Image via Wikipedia)

Movements:

  1. Magnificat – Luke 1:46
  2. Et exsultavit – Luke 1:47
  3. Quia respexit – Luke 1:48
  4. Omnes generationes – Luke 1:48
  5. Quia fecit mihi magna – Luke 1:49
  6. Et misericordia – Luke 1:50
  7. Fecit potentiam – Luke 1:51
  8. Deposuit potentes – Luke 1:52
  9. Esurientes implevit bonis – Luke 1:53
  10. Suscepit Israel – Luke 1:54
  11. Sicut locutus est – Luke 1:55
  12. [Gloria Patri]

Luke 1:46-55 [Latin]

46 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,

47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

48 For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.

49 For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.

50 And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.

51 He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

52 He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.

53 He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.

54 He hath helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy;

55 As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.

Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 (1733), by J.S. Bach (1685-1750)


Performed by The Strathmere Festival Orchestra & The Blanche Moyse Chorale

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European Sacred Music. Edited by John Rutter. For Mixed Choir. Mixed Voices. Oxford Choral Classics Collections. 384 pages. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193436954).

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Oct 28

Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf [The Spirit helps us in our weakness] (Romans 8:26-27) – Johann Sebastian Bach

 

Johann Sebastian Bach (aged 61) in a portrait ...

Johann Sebastian Bach (age 61) in a portrait by Elias Gottlob Haussmann (Image via Wikipedia)

Romans 8:26-27 [German]Movement 1 of 3 is this scripture text

26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, BWV 226 (1729), a motet by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), composed for the funeral of Johann Heinrich Ernesti


Performed by Bach-Kantorei Appenzeller Mittelland, Ensemble la fontaine

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MP3: “Der Geist hilft unser Schwachhet auf, by J.S. Bach / Hilliard Ensemble / ECM

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Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf BWV 226 (Motet for two four-part mixed choirs). By Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Konrad Ameln. For double SATB choir. This edition: Stapled, Urtext edition. Chor-Archiv. Auch Chorpartitur zur Ausgabe mit Instrumenten (BA 5130). Language: German, Text Language: German/English. BWV 226. 16 pages. Duration 9’30”. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA5131).

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Deutsch: "Der Geist hilft unser Schwachhe...

Deutsch: “Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf” komponiert von Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) zur Beerdigung des Rektors der Thomasschule, Johann Heinrich Ernesti, am 20. Oktober 1729 Lizenz: (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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