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Example for Bach Johannes Passion?

What offered Bach inspiration for his St John Passion? Searching through hymnological publications and hymnbooks from the early 18th century provides an interesting new lead. A written-out musical Passion story

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The friends of song

In our search for the context in which the choral cantatas were composed, we are trying to follow the traces of the hymnological discussions. Here, too, surprising insights are emerging,

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Bach calendarium

The life of Johann Sebastian Bach is beautifully documented on this website of the Bach-Archiv in Germany. Consult the Calendar here. You can scroll in time and click through to

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What is a choral cantata?

Before we take you through the cycle of chorale cantatas, we’d like to answer an important starting question: what exactly is a chorale cantata? The short answer: a chorale cantata

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