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Lecture 4 Short Summary, Terms, and Reading This week, we’ll focus on Johann Sebastian Bach’s long years in the city of Leipzig. Please refer again to Basil Smallman’s biography of Bach in The Oxford Companion to Music (see Grove Music Online in e resources). The reading for this week is a translation of his 1723 “contract” with the Town Council of Leipzig. Among the many magnificent works for voices and instruments are over 200 cantatas.
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Unformatted text preview: There works reveal the combination of the German contrapuntal tradition with modern Italian styles, including concerto (which we observed last week), recitative and aria. We’ll examine Cantata 140, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme , composed in 1731. Terms and Names chorale cantata cantus firmus texture imitation recitative aria major mode minor mode cantional style...
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