Bach for Holy Week #7 – Easter Sunday

Bach for Holy Week #7 – Easter Sunday

Christ is erstanden BWV 627 This is a larger scale work from the Orgelbüchlein, in three verses as set out below. You can imagine after the austere season of Lent, Bach stunning the congregation with this chorale on full organ as they arrive in the church. Christ is...
Bach for Holy Week #6 – Holy Saturday

Bach for Holy Week #6 – Holy Saturday

Sei gegrüßet, Jesu gütig, BWV 768 – Chorale and Partita 10 Following on from Monday’s partitas, today we have the sensational Partita X, written in 5 parts. The Partita – very much reminiscent of the techniques in Bach’s Cantatas – opens with a figure in the...
Bach for Holy Week #5 – Good Friday

Bach for Holy Week #5 – Good Friday

Sei gegrüßet, Jesu gütig, BWV 768 – Chorale and Partita I Partita I is thought to represent the death of Christ. Bach (a keen and accomplished mathematician) is known to have used number symbology in his compositions and this may be a superb example. Taking letter A...