A fine example of this new wave of Telemann scholarship is Ute Poetzsch's critical edition of five chorale
settings composed between the mid-1740s and 1754: Christus, der ist mein Leben TVWV 1:138; Du, o schemes Weltgebaude TVWV 1:394; Ich bin ja, Herr, in deiner Macht TVWV 1:822; Jesu, meine Freude TVWV 1:970; and Jesus, meine Zuversicht TVWV 1:984.
If Bach heard the Stadtpfeifers play (nearly a certainty), it is likely he heard a brass voice playing chromatic obbligati and doubling chorale
The lullaby-like final chorus,"Ruht Wohl," is lovingly shaped and restrained, as is the final funeral chorale
, too often screeched, maintaining the overall mood of resignation and acceptance.
1, 5, and 9 are chorales
evidently planned for congregational participation, but provenance also suggests that the choir sang them.
Their soothing, well-controlled delivery of the 12 Lutheran Chorales
helped us on our journey through this epic of suffering, and brought us to the here-and-now in world-class form.
The first group of chorales
draws us into an atmosphere of dream, the suppressed expectation of advent.
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.
Lutheran leaders of the sixteenth century developed lists of popular hymns (chorales
) that reflected the thought and spirit of certain Sundays, festivals, and seasons of the church year.
Paul Salamunovich, director emeritus of the Los Angeles Master Chorale
, will be the guest conductor at the first Oregon Choral Summit on Saturday in Eugene.
* Dallas: The award-winning Turtle Creek Chorale
presents "Bells, Bows, & Bangles" (December 19-22) with special guests Resounding Joy, a bell ensemble from the city's Cathedral of Hope, the nation's largest Metropolitan Community Church congregation.
It is important for the argument to establish that it is the first stanzas of the chorales
and not any of the subsequent ones that the composer aims to portray, and this Schneider does very well.