Although these works contain many of the musical styles associated with the Neumeister-type sacred cantata, and were performed interchangeably with that kind of concerted music in church services, Poetzsch is careful to identify these five works as chorale arrangements (Choralbearbeitungen), since the composer sets every verse of the hymns, and their chorale melodies are consistently featured as a cantus firmus in each movement.
Menke guessed that three other works belonged to this presumed set of chorale settings for Danzig: Allein Gott in der Hoh sei Ehr TVWV 1:59; Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme TVWV 1:1488; and Wenn meine Sund mich kranken TVWV 1:1565.
There are two chorales
: the first with the soprano line singing Schein's "Machts mit mir, Gott, nach definer Gut" as cantus firmus against the tenor; the second chorale
is the final movement.
It is fairly simple to teach using a four-voice chorale
texture, which can serve as a preliminary step to the more complex application of open-score reading.
A fourth setting occurs in the form of the Chorale
Service of Holy Communion, in which classic hymns are suggested to replace texts of the Ordinary of the Mass and a few other texts.
For its members, ONE VOICE is not the only chorale
or singing group in which they are involved, but many said the group is the most fun.
As a result, commentators have until now studied their multifarious technical and stylistic aspects without taking even minimal account of the role of the chorale
texts themselves in suggesting forms of treatment.
The constituents of the LCA and ALC came from traditions that--to the extent the sixteenth-century chorales
were sung at all--used the isometric, or even-note, form of the sixteenth-century chorales
that developed during the period of Pietism.
Bass recitative and aria were vigorous and authoritative and the chorales
profoundly dig nified, but this account of Christ's birth never quite achieved the appropriate celebratory warmth.
The Verdi ``Requiem'' opened up a unique opportunity for the two outstanding county chorales
to pool their voices.
Unlike the group of settings provided for "Nun komm der Heiden Heiland," other chorales
may be provided with one or more brief intonations as well as a chorale
prelude, as, for example, the five-measure intonation by johannes Proger (b.
Donald Neuen, artistic director of the Angeles Chorale
and director of choral activities at UCLA, will direct the 8 p.