Week 5

WEEK FIVE  J.S. Bach

 Tues 2/3    Chorale-based keyboard music

MWC 98: Buxtehude, “Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern” and hymn

MWC 99: Pachelbel, “Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern” and hymn

MWC 112: J.S. Bach, “In dulci jubilo” and hymn

MWC 113: J.S. Bach, “Durch Adams fall” and hymn

J.S. Bach, “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme” hymn

STUDY QUESTIONS Locate and read about each hymn tune in C.S. Terry, Bach’s Chorals, v. 3 (PDF on CourseWork).   How old is the hymn tune? what are its origins? does it belong to a season? what is its mood (of the poem and the tune)?

Sing or play the hymn tunes until you know them pretty well.  What is each one’s most memorable or distinctive gestures? how are the phrases organized – are patterns repeated? what’s the melodic range? how many phrases are there, and how are they articulated?

 

Thurs 2/5  Chorale-based choral music (cantata, passion, oratorio)

W & T 71 – 73, “Bach’s Duties and Obligations at Leipzig”

MWC 116: J.S. Bach, Cantata No. 140, “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme” (see also YouTube videos)

 

Fri 2/6       J.S. Bach, Well-Tempered Clavier                                                   

MWC 114: J.S. Bach, Prelude and Fugue in C minor

 

WEEK SIX

 Tues 2/10                                                                                                 Midterm test

Midterm test covers material from Weeks One – Five. Listening portion will emphasize excerpts discussed in class.

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