The Science of Laughter

The Science of Laughter

Kauffmann: Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut from “Harmonische Seelenlust”
Lassus: Media Vita
JS Bach: BWV 113 Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut
Telemann: Dolce from Sonata à 4, TWV 43:e2

Guest Speaker: Professor Sophie Scott, University College London

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The Science of Laughter

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  • The Science of Laughter

    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.

    Continuing on the theme of gigg...