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The early cantatas

Richard D. P. Jones

in The Creative Development of Johann Sebastian Bach Volume 1: 1695-1717: Music to Delight the Spirit

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780198164401
eISBN:
9780191713781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198164401.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on Bach's early cantatas. The musical style Bach employs in his early cantatas is rooted in Lutheran tradition, though he takes full advantage of the immense range of formal and ... More


Brahms, Choruses from the Requiem

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0102
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The year of the Leith Hill Musical Festival, in common with the rest of Europe, celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Johannes Brahms, which took place in Hamburg on 7 May 1833. Brahms is ... More


The Neumeister Collection and other organ chorales

Richard D. P. Jones

in The Creative Development of Johann Sebastian Bach Volume 1: 1695-1717: Music to Delight the Spirit

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780198164401
eISBN:
9780191713781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198164401.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on the importance of the chorale in Lutheran worship. The chorale was an effective means of congregational participation — an essential feature of Luther's reforms — and its ... More


The Berlin Organ Scene, ca. 1770–ca. 1820

Wm. A. Little

in Mendelssohn and the Organ

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195394382
eISBN:
9780199863556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394382.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter describes the emergence of Berlin as the center of the German organ world in the late 18th century. It presents a brief overview of some of the principal churches and organs of Berlin in ... More


 Singing from the Right Songbook: Ethnic Identity and Language Transformation in German American Hymnals

Otto Holzapfel

in Music in American Religious Experience

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195173048
eISBN:
9780199872091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173048.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

German-language hymns and hymnals played a foundational role in American Protestant life, providing historical counterpoint to the English Protestant traditions. By the eve of World War I, ... More


Bach, St Matthew Passion

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0097
Subject:
Music, History, Western

It may seem to some a hopeless task to present Johann Sebastian Bach's “St Matthew Passion” in a London concert room, because if one listens to it as a concert piece one shall entirely mistake its ... More


The Forgotten Mäzen Johann Georg II

Mary E. Frandsen

in Crossing Confessional Boundaries: The Patronage of Italian Sacred Music in Seventeenth-Century Dresden

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195178319
eISBN:
9780199850808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178319.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In treatments of the political, social, and cultural history of Saxony, Elector Johann Georg II (r. 1656–80) generally receives only scant mention. Scholars of musical life in Dresden during the ... More


Worship Wars in Early Lutheranism Choir, Congregation and Three Centuries of Conflict

Joseph Herl

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195365849
eISBN:
9780199864263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365849.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book draws on hundreds of liturgical documents, contemporary accounts of services, books on church music, and other sources, and rewrites the history of music and congregational song in German ... More


Bach, Counterpoint, and Chorales

Barbara Owen

in The Organ Music of Johannes Brahms

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195311075
eISBN:
9780199865314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311075.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter shows that Brahms's interest in playing the organ seems to have burned out rather quickly after only two or three years in the 1850s, never to revive. With the exception of his ... More


Singing the Resurrection: Body, Community, and Belief in Reformation Europe

Erin Lambert

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190661649
eISBN:
9780190661670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190661649.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book explores the lived experience of belief in Reformation Europe through two distinct yet deeply connected themes: the resurrection of the body and the act of singing. In late medieval Europe, ... More


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