Music_120_09_Bach_II - Bach II Lutheran strophic hymn: the...

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Bach II Lutheran strophic hymn: the Chorale Originally, the chorale was a monophonic hymn sung in unison The monophonic chorale hymn evolved into a four-part homophonic style The chorale became a basis for an extended multi-movement liturgical work called a Cantata The style and form of the Lutheran cantata drew on Italian opera Having no actors, costumes nor stagecraft , cantata composition incorporates recitative and aria 1
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In describing a cantata, one is dealing with an arrangement of chorale-based movements and component arias and recitatives Cantata 140: Wachet Auf ruft uns die Stimme (1731) Written for the Leipzig St. Thomas Church, the chorale basis for this work Cantata 140 comprises seven movements arranged in a symmetrical structure I II III IV IVV VI VII VII Bach sets his chorale movements as a set of equally spaced structural pillars 2
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Movement VII – Closing Chorale (AAB or “Bar” form) A 1 Gloria be sung to you with men’s and angel’s tongues,
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2010 for the course PHYSICS 121 taught by Professor Padiego during the Fall '09 term at University of Western States.

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