Oster-Oratorium BWV 249 Kommet, eilat und laufet English Translation in Interlinear Format Emmanuel Music is a Boston-based ensemble of singers and instrumentalists founded in 1970 by Craig Smith to perform the complete sacred cantatas of J.S. In the following table of the movements, the scoring is taken the Neue Bach-Ausgabe. Jauchzet, frohlocket! Bach wrote several cantatas for the Feast of the Ascension (BWV 37, 43, and 128), though none matches the musical scope of the Ascension Oratorio (BWV 11, sometimes referred to as BWV 249a). This recording will not disappoint.”, “…intoxicating but precise choral sound that reminds you why choruses grew this large in the first place. Bach. Readings: Epistle: Acts 1: 1-11; Gospel: Markus 16: 14-20. It would be easy to ignore any discussion of it, except that the tune is familiar. There was a miraculous blend of tone and balance throughout. It’s almost the same as the chorale (also in 3/4) from Cantata 43, After three recitatives in a row, we reach Movement 10, an aria. Bach’s magnificent oratorios … Bach’s Ascension Oratorio in Corcoran, May 6. The work of the soloists is excellent, too…Excitement, dedication, power—all things that we hear more and more seldom in Bach cantatas—lend distinction to this beautiful and well-produced recording.”, “Sheer jubilance…exceptional elegance and grace…radiant performance…Having heard the Bethlehem Bach Choir pour its heart into the master’s vocal music, one will never listen to it in quite the same way again.”, “The Bethlehem Bach Festival is one of the most venerable musical institutions in the USA, with an unmatched tradition of introducing Bach’s music to our shores. [3], A reflecting recitative for alto, "Ach ja! Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on Amazon.com. The title in Latin translates to "Oratorio for the feast of the Ascension of Christ", and the scoring in a mixture of French and Italian names the parts and instruments[7] as four vocal parts, three trumpets (Tr), timpani, two flauti traversi (Ft), two oboes (Ob), two violins (Vn), viola (Va) and basso continuo (Bc) by Bach. Ascension Oratorio, BWV. The feasts of Easter and Ascension are significant events in the Christian calendar, celebrating the day when Jesus rose from the dead and the day that he entered heaven. The specific appearance of Jesus to Mary Magdalene is described in the Ramler text for the CPE Bach Ascension (oratorio? 6) provides a link to numerous other works by Bach. He had composed an Easter Oratorio already in 1725. [2] The text for the Ascension Oratorio, a compilation of several biblical sources, free poetry and chorales, was presumably written by Picander who had written the libretti for the St Matthew Passion and the Christmas Oratorio, among others. It is composed as a four-part setting, with the instruments playing colla parte: oboes and violin I enforce the chorale tune, the flutes an octave higher, violin II plays with the alto, viola with the tenor, and the continuo with the bass. (Recitative: with accomp[animent]),[7] it is accompanied by the flutes and continuo as a recitativo accompagnato. With the edition of the Christmas Oratorio within the framework of the Stuttgart Bach Editions, Carus presents a scholarly edition for practical performance. It follows the story of the Ascension as told in Luke, Mark and the Acts of the Apostles. Movement 3 is an accompanied recitative, fairly uncommon in Bach’s time, though in subsequent generations this type of recitative becomes more popular in operas. [12] Ensembles with period instruments in historically informed performance and choirs of one voice per part (OVPP) is marked by green background. Bach composed it in Leipzig and first performed it on 1 April 1725. 196, written in 1725 on a libretto by Johann Christoph Gottsched. The work is richly scored for the feast day, exactly like the Christmas Oratorio for four vocal parts, three trumpets, timpani, two flauti traversi, two oboes, strings and continuo. The action begins, "Der Herr Jesus hub seine Hände auf" (The Lord Jesus lifted up His hands),[4] with Jesus blessing the disciples and leaving them. The opening movement is very challenging to the singers, especially to the sopranos, because of the prominent ornamental figures (check out the 32nd notes in m. 7 below) and the runs. Related Program: The Bach Hour. He used the model for the alto aria again much later for the Agnus Dei of his Mass in B minor.[6]. The piece is strongly rooted in a minor, again reflecting the disciples sorrow at Christ’s departure. It went beyond mere intelligent programming and committed performance, enriched by a deep sense of the mutual nourishment of music and faith. Sinfonia", "Kommt, eilet und laufet (Easter Oratorio), BWV 249: 1a. Dir aufzuwarten kommen. The conductor, orchestra, soloists, and chorus are eminently capable of the nuances of the rich harmonic texts …spirited and vivacious…It is not likely to get any better than this on this side of the Atlantic.”, “America’s venerable Bach Choir of Bethlehem sang Bach and Mendelssohn with good-natured and ruddy-cheeked elation. Part II reflects the reaction of the disciples. A veritable tour de force to close … Though Bach wrote several minuets for keyboard, we don’t normally associate this dance – or many dances – with sacred music. [7], The evangelist begins Part II, "Und da sie ihm nachsahen" (And as they watched),[4] telling of two men in white gowns addressing the disciples. One of three oratorios by Bach, the Ascension Oratorio was first performed on Ascension Day in 1735 (May 19) in Leipzig. Greg Funfgeld…has revitalized this Pennsylvania institution, and Dorian is doing well to document its vibrancy in a recording series… genuine honesty and intelligence informs this performance…Funfgeld has forged a fine body of singers and players…tightly disciplined ensemble …rousing spirit and sacred joy aplenty. The Bach Hour. In his third recitative two men are quoted, for this quotation tenor and bass both sing in an Arioso. Bach: Easter Oratorio; Ascension Oratorio by Gustav Leonhardt, Choir of the Age of Enlightenment & Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment on Apple Music. Nun lieget alles unter dir, Translation of J.S. [3][4], Part I, which tells of the Ascension, is concluded by the fourth stanza of Johann Rist's hymn "Du Lebensfürst, Herr Jesu Christ" in a four-part setting. Aria. (Surely, this must have been a highly emotional moment for them: they watched him die, buried him, then heard he rose from the dead; they spent days with him, and renewed faith, only to watch him ascend from their sight into heaven, where they will see him again only at the hour of their own deaths!) The sweet sound of the flutes, the strong bass voice, chromatic writing in all parts, dissonant intervals, minor tonality all contribute to the compelling effect. Emmanuel Music continues to perform cycles of large-scale and chamber works by Bach, Handel, Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, Debussy, Haydn, Schoenberg, Weill, Wolf, Medelssohn, and Schumann under Artistic Director Ryan Turner. J.S. Funfgeld brings a sure sense of phrasing, texture and pacing to the narrative, and the Bach Festival Orchestra—mostly modern instruments, with viola da gamba, violas d’amore and portative organ supplying period flavors—are cohesive and nimble. Both parts contain besides the bible narration (rec.) The closing chorale on the seventh stanza of Gottfried Wilhelm Sacer's "Gott fähret auf gen Himmel" is set as a chorale fantasia. The composition for Ascension appeared thus in the same liturgical year as the Christmas Oratorio. Bach: Easter Oratorio; Ascension Oratorio by Gustav Leonhardt & Choir Of The Age Of Enlightenment & Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment on Amazon Music. [3], Deeper reflection is expressed in an aria, marked "Aria Violini unisoni e Alto" (Aria Violins in unison and Alto). The text mixes biblical and poetic material, though the exact librettist is unknown. This is a lengthy chorale fantasy, in which (as per usual) the sopranos sing the chorale tune in long notes while the other voices and instruments fill in the harmonies and activate the texture. [7] It is sung by the Evangelista (Evangelist), which Bach assigns to the tenor singing secco recitative. Dir Fürsten stehn auch auf der Bahn Yukari Nonshita (soprano), Patrick van Goethem (counter-tenor), Jan Kobow (tenor), Chiyuki Urano (bass) Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki The two melodic arts use similar material, sometimes playing in parallel motion, sometimes imitating each other, sometimes playing independently through complementary lines. Bach turned to Rist for the text of the Ascension Oratorio internal plain chorale. Actually, everyone – all instruments and voices – are back for a triumphant, joyous ending. Auf, preiset die Tage (Shout for joy, exult, rise up, praise the day), BWV 248 I (also written as BWV 248 I), is a 1734 Christmas cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach that serves as the first part of his Christmas Oratorio.Bach was then Thomaskantor, responsible for church music at four churches in Leipzig, a position he had assumed in 1723. [2], The festive opening chorus, "Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen", is believed to be based on a movement from the lost secular cantata Froher Tag, verlangte Stunden, BWV Anh. ", "Two days later I am Newark bound again, with a head full of the history of a town I previously had no awareness of, and with a heart full of the music of Bach, presented in a context that felt less like a festival than a glorious friendship between a great composer and the orchestra, conductor and choir at the heart of an extraordinary town. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685~1750) 《Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen》Himmelfahrt-Oratorium, BWV 11 1. What a thrill to hear those punchy, syncopated brass lines accompanying some really polished and vibrant singing. Luft, Wasser, Feuer, Erden These included not only the well-known Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, but also the Oratorio for Ascension Day, BWV 11, first performed in Leipzig on 19 May 1735. so komme bald zurück" (Ah yes! (translation) - Robin Blaze, counter-tenor; Gerd Türk, tenor; Peter Kooy, bass; Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki, conductorMachs mit mir, Gott, nach deiner Gut, BWV 957 - Hans Fagius, organ (1728 Cahman organ at … Parrott's recording impressively conveys a mood of jubilation that is continued into the next work on CD1, the contemporaneous Ascension Oratorio/Cantata, whose trumpets and bright optimism make it an obvious companion piece. Time: 7:00 pm. Matthew Passion’ too was ardently and lovingly performed…”, “This is Bach at its finest. He has a clarion instrument that projects well throughout his range…a splendid dramatic performance. Und sind dir willig untertan; The Easter Oratorio (German: Oster-Oratorium), BWV 249, is an oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach, beginning with Kommt, eilet und laufet ("Come, hasten and run"). Soprano Rosa Lamoreaux was also excellent, expertly modulating her silvery tone for the various roles she took…This was the choir’s big night, though, and it gave great pleasure…”, “A handsome account of Bach’s St. John Passion on this new release confirms that the Bach Choir of Bethlehem doesn’t rest on anything resembling laurels. 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Brian Robins notes "the lightly translucent texture reflecting the text's allusion to Christ leaving his body to ascend to Heaven". Wenn soll es doch geschehen, It is set as a chorale fantasia. The “Domine Deus” section sported some lovely soprano voices in addition to many demanding, multi-part choruses –— some with up to eight parts. [3], A reflecting recitative for bass, "Ach, Jesu, ist dein Abschied" (Ah, Jesus, is Your departure),[4] shows the situation of the disciples afraid that Jesus will leave them soon. Adagio" and more. "From anguish to elation, and just about everything in between, pretty much describes the vast emotional landscape covered in Friday evening’s concert at Packer Memorial Church presented by the Bach Choir of Bethlehem. The closing chorale on the seventh stanza of Gottfried Wilhelm Sacer's "Gott fähret auf gen Himmel"[5] is set as a chorale fantasia. While the music for the narration and the first chorale were new compositions in 1735, Bach based the framing choral movements and the two arias on earlier compositions. The structure shows symmetry around the central chorale. [2], The oratorio is similar especially to Part VI of the Christmas Oratorio which also begins with an extended opening chorus and a chorale fantasia as a conclusion. It takes about half an hour to perform. . The more than 100 vocalists displayed clean tone, excellent pitch and blend, and kept good tempo even in the most stressful numbers…outstanding, energetic and crisp. The two men are represented by tenor and bass in a duet. [3], The bible narration is compiled from multiple sources: the first recitative of the Evangelist (movement 2) is from Luke 24:50–51, the second (5) from Acts 1:9 and Mark 16:19, the third (7) from Acts 1:10–11, the last (9) from Luke 24:52a, Acts 1:12 and Luke 24:52b. The biblical words are narrated by the tenor as the Evangelist. Bach's three extant oratorios also date from this period: the Christmas Oratorio (a set of six cantatas presented in the Christmas season of 1734–35), the Ascension Oratorio (1735, with the dimensions of a single cantata) and the Easter Oratorio (an Easter cantata of 1725 with slight alterations reworked into an Oratorio c.1738). [6][11] Similar to the final chorale Nun seid ihr wohl gerochen of the Christmas Oratorio,[3] the chorale tune in a church mode appears in the triumphant context of a different major key. 18. [10] Mincham compares the writing to the opening chorale fantasias of the second cantata cycle of chorale cantatas, finding the composition for the lower voices "endlessly inventive, frequently related to the textual images" pointing out "the passionate and clinging representation of kissing the Saviour beneath the caressing flutes, in the penultimate phrase".[10]. 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