St. John Passion in Full Score

ISBN-10: 0486277550
ISBN-13: 9780486277554
Authors: Johann Sebastian Bach
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One of the most moving of all the musical settings of the Passion of Christ, and one of the most frequently performed of all religious choral works. In its solos and choruses, Bach's choral masterpiece follows the biblical text that relates the events leading to Christ's crucifixion, death and resurrection. Contemplative reflections in freely composed verse and highly expressive chorales intersperse the narrative to comment poignantly and powerfully on the events as they unfold. Reprinted here from the authoritative Bach-Gesellschaft Edition published by Breitkopf & Hrtel of Leipzig.

Author bio:

Composer, organist, and the most famous of an illustrious family of German musicians, Johann Sebastian Bach was born in 1685. He was a master of polyphonic baroque music-a musical form characterized by the use of multiple parts in harmony and by an ornate, exuberant style. Bach's father, Johann Ambrosius, taught his son to play the violin at a very early age. At age 10, after both of his parents died, Bach lived with his brother Johann Christoph, an organist, who taught him to play keyboard instruments. Bach's musical genius, however, soon surpassed his brother's skill. During his lifetime, Bach was known more for his skill as an organist than as a composer. His fame as a composer did not…    


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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated Number of pages: 60 Dimensions: 9.00" wide x 12.00" long x 0.50" tall Weight: 0.990 lbs. Language: English