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Christmas Oratorio

Kalmus Edition

by Johann Sebastian Bach

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Published by Alfred Publishing Company .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Genres & Styles - Classical,
  • Individual Composer & Musician,
  • Songbooks - General,
  • Music,
  • Music/Songbooks

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages164
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10963184M
    ISBN 100769244386
    ISBN 109780769244389
    OCLC/WorldCa154768268

    Originally published in American Choral Directors Association. Many of Bach's works are still known today, such as the Brandenburg Concertos, the Mass in B minor, the The Well-Tempered Clavier, and his cantatas, chorales, partitas, passions, and organ works — and his music is revered for its intellectual depth, technical command, and artistic beauty. In addition to the new compositions listed above, special mention must go to the recitatives, which knit together the oratorio into a coherent whole. Share via Email Contrapuntal choruses defined with precision Besides fixing your notation, we offer music editing, we also will write or arrange music for hire.

    Share via Email Contrapuntal choruses defined with precision Christian choir sheet music is here. After more narration and a chorale setting, Bach abandons the Wise Men, and in the tenor recitative and aria again concentrates on the treachery of Herod. We use the label or copyright sticker method.

    No work on the history of the oratorio has yet appeared in the English language that is comparable in scope and treatment with Howard Smither's comprehensive four-volume work. In order to keep clear what is narrative and what is commentary, all the Evangelist recitatives - the Gospel texts- are secco dry, with simple chords from the cello and organwhile the other recitatives have obbligato instruments or string accompaniment. Parts I and III are similarly scored for exuberant trumpetswhile the Pastoral Part II referring to the Shepherds is, by contrast, scored for woodwind instruments and does not include an opening chorus. Christmas Oratorio is an oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach intended for performance in church during the Christmas season. While giving a comprehensive overview of the Christmas Oratorio as a whole, the book focuses on two themes in particular: the cultural and theological understanding of Christmas in Bach's time and the compositional process that led Bach from the earliest concepts to the completed piece. The major choral movement in this cantata is the representation of the angels' song.


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Christmas Oratorio book

Stephen Layton always seems to find little matters of detail afresh on each performance. Similar to the Matthew and John passions, it includes a tenor Evangelist who narrates the story of the birth of Christ as it appears in Luke —21 and Matthew — The full chorus sings in the second, sixth, and final movements and the women of the chorus accompany the tenor soloist in the fourth.

In addition to the new compositions listed above, special mention must go to the recitatives, which knit together the oratorio into a coherent whole. Bach expresses the unity of the whole work within the music itself, in part through his use of key signatures.

Johann Sebastian Bach's 'Christmas Oratorio'

Using the first person plural, it includes everyone in singing praises with the angels because the long-awaited guest has finally appeared. The opening chorus begins with the drums and is followed up by a mighty rush with the strings and winds to the dazzling entrance of the trumpets.

As John Butt has mentioned, [72] this points, as in the Mass in B minorto a unity beyond the performance constraints of the church year. Both pairs of concerts sell out way in advance, the student choirs helping with audience numbers by rallying parents and friends.

The chorus then sings, without instrumental introduction, the energetic "Glory to God" chorus. The text for the original chorus called upon drums, trumpets Christmas Oratorio book strings to fill the air.

The total running time for the entire work is nearly three hours. As John Butt has mentioned, this points, as in the Mass in B minor, to a unity beyond the performance constraints of the church Christmas Oratorio book. The opening chorus has a complexion that is both passionate and vertiginous, going in one direction then veering off unexpectedly in another, as befits the text, which is concerned with the treachery of Herod.

ALSO all of the MUSIC on this site has correct voicing and notation, edited correctly, with proper pagination and notational grammar, and spaced properly so you can read and learn the music more quickly and easier. The major choral movement in this cantata is the representation of the angels' song.

A wonderful and grand setting of Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her, with trumpets and drums punctuating each cadence, ends the cantata. Because of this, it is difficult to judge the extent to which Bach viewed the work as an entity.

It is serious, direct, and delivers an authoritative message of great significance. Music[ edit ] Bach expresses the unity of the whole work within the music itself, in part through his use of key signatures. The first part of volume 2 examines in depth the antecedents and origins of the oratorio in Protestant Germany in the seventeenth century.

Bach took the majority of the choruses and arias from works which had been written some time earlier. Parts I and III are similarly scored for exuberant trumpetswhile the Pastoral Part II referring to the Shepherds is, by contrast, scored for woodwind instruments and does not include an opening chorus.

Real sound fonts are used so you can hear the music more realistically. Bach removed the content for the Third Day of Christmas December 27John's Gospel, and split the story of the two groups of visitors—Shepherds and Magi—into two. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

The third part considers primarily the English oratorios of Handel.Göran Tunström was a Swedish novelist best known for Juloratoriet (The Christmas Oratorio). Göran Tunström is the author of The Christmas Oratorio ( /5.

Cantata BWV /3 Herrscher des Himmels, erhöre das Lallen (Weihnachts-Oratorium III) English Translation Cantata BWV /3 - Ruler of heaven, hear our inarticulate speech.

The Christmas Oratorio was composed in It is divided into 6 parts; and these are defined as being for performance respectively on the first, second, and third days of Christmas, on New Year's Day, the Sunday after this, and on the Epiphany.

Arranged for SATB chorus, Soli and Orchestra. This vocal score includes a Piano reduction. Sep 19,  · “ Johann Sebastian Bach's 'Christmas Oratorio'” is the first thorough study of this popular masterpiece in English.

While giving a comprehensive overview of the “Christmas Oratorio” as a whole, the book focuses on two themes in particular: the cultural and theological understanding of Christmas in Bach’s time and the compositional.

Bach composed his Christmas Oratorio for the Christmas season from Christmas Day on 25 December to Epiphany on 6 January Und es waren Hirten in derselben Gegend, BWV II, for the Second Day of Christmas inis the second of six cantatas (or parts) constituting this atlasbowling.comgue: BWV II.

The Oratorio de Noël, Op. 12, by Camille Saint-Saëns, also known as his Christmas Oratorio, is a cantata-like work scored for soloists, chorus, organ, strings and harp. While an organist at La Madeleine, Saint-Saëns wrote the Christmas oratorio in less than a fortnight, completing it ten days before its premiere on Christmas The vocal score of this oratorio was prepared later by the composer and Catalogue: Op.