Bach, the Universe and Everything: Summer 2020

Bach, the Universe and Everything: Summer 2020

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Bach, the Universe and Everything: Summer 2020

4 Videos

  • Importance of Human Contact

    THE MUSIC
    The text of BWV 39 is based on Isaiah 58: 7-8, about offering food to your hungry neighbours and offering shelter to those without a home. Listen out for the chorus which starts with a step-motif that suggests the poor are staggering along in exhaustion, but then evolves to an intensel...

  • Who We Are In VR

    THE MUSIC
    BWV 138 is often described as one of Bach’s more experimental and modern cantatas. The text draws upon the conflicting feelings of anxiety for the unknown, the need to place faithful trust in God and the alternate reality of heaven. The resolution of this is heard at the close of the ...

  • Voice Doctor

    THE MUSIC
    This cantata is all about healing and enlightenment, reflecting on humanity’s salvation by God’s grace alone. The dramatic weight of this music is emphasised by the voice of Christ in three sermon-like solos, performed by Rising Star bass Dominic Sedgwick.

    THE SCIENCE
    ‘Voice Doctor’...

  • The Science of Laughter

    THE MUSIC
    The antidote for the burdened and sorrowful soul in BWV 113 is God’s ‘healing Word’ which causes the heart to laugh again! This laughter can be heard in the Chorale and Recitative, with a burst of playful semiquavers in the continuo cello.

    THE SCIENCE
    Continuing on the theme of gigg...