Kurt Thomas

Biography

Born: May 25, 1904; Tönning, Germany   Died: March 31, 1973; Bad Oeynhausen  
Thomas studied church music under Grabner and Straube in Leipzig and composition under Arnold Mendelssohn in Darmstadt. In 1921, he became an instructor of theory at the Leipzig Conservatory and in 1928 the choir master at the Institute of Church Music. He went on to a distinguished career in choir training and conducting and teaching, holding posts in Berlin, Frankfurt, Detmold, and most notably as director of the Thomaskantorei and the Read more Thomasschule in Leipzig from 1955-61. In 1961, he left East Germany for Cologne to direct the Cologne Bach Society concerts and eventually to return to his old post in Frankfurt. His textbook Lehrbuch der Chorleitung (Textbook for Choral Conducting) is still considered a classic work on the subject. Read less

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Biography

Born: May 25, 1904; Tönning, Germany   Died: March 31, 1973; Bad Oeynhausen  
Thomas studied church music under Grabner and Straube in Leipzig and composition under Arnold Mendelssohn in Darmstadt. In 1921, he became an instructor of theory at the Leipzig Conservatory and in 1928 the choir master at the Institute of Church Music. He went on to a distinguished career in choir training and conducting and teaching, holding posts in Berlin, Frankfurt, Detmold, and most notably as director of the Thomaskantorei and the Read more
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Duet: Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten
Aria: Die Welt mit allen Konigreichen
Recitative: Ich bin mit Petro nicht vermessen
Aria: Du bist geboren mir zugute
Recitative: Gottlob, wir wissen den rechten Weg zur Seligkeit
Aria: Gott, ach Gott, verlass die Deinen
Aria Duet: Wenn kommst du, mein Heil
Recitative: So geh herein zu mir
Aria Duet: Mein Freund ist mein
Aria: Wiederstehe doch der Sunde
Recitative: Die Art verruchter Sunden
Aria: Wer Sunde tut, der ist vom Teufel
Aria: Ich habe genug
Recitative: Ich habe genug
Aria: Schlummert ein
Recitative: Mein Gott!
Aria: Ich freue mich auf meinen Tod
Aria: Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen (Bass)
Recitative: Mein Wandel auf der Welt (Bass)
Aria: Endlich, endlich wird mein Joch (Bass)
Recitative and Aria: Ich stehe fertig und bereit (Bass)
Chorale: Komm, o Tod, du Schlafes Bruder
Duet: Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten (Soprano, Bass)
Recitative: O, was sind das vor Ehren (Soprano)
Chorale: Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott
Aria: Die Welt mit allen Konigreichen (Bass)
Chorale: Du heilige Brunst, susser Trost
Aria: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!
Recitative: Wir beten zu dem Tempel an
Aria: Hochster, mache deine Gute ferner alle Morgen neu
Chorale: Sei Lob und Preis mit Ehren
Finale: Alleluja!
Magnificat (Chorus)
Aria: Et exultavit spiritus meus (Soprano)
Aria: Quia respexit humilitatem (Soprano)
Omnes generationes (Chorus)
Aria: Quia fecit mihi magna (Bass)
Duet: Et misericordia eius (Alto, Tenor)
Fecit potentiam (Chorus)
Deposuit potentes (Tenor)
Esurientes implevit bonis (Alto)
Suscepit Israel (Soprano, Alto)
Sicut locutus est (Chorus)
Gloria Patri (Chorus)
Was mein Gott will, das g'scheh allzeit (Chorus)
Aria: Entsetze dich, mein Herze, nicht (Bass)
Recitative: O Torichter! der sich von Gott entzieht (Alto)
Aria: So geh ich mit beherzten Schritten (Alto, Tenor)
Recitative: Drum wenn der Tod (Soprano)
Chorale: Noch eins, Herr, will ich bitten dich (Chorus)
Gott ist mein Konig von altersher (Chorus)
Aria: Ich bin nun achtzig Jahr (Tenor, Soprano)
Fuga: Dein Alter sei wie deine Jugend (Chorus)
Arioso: Tag und Nacht ist dein (Bass)
Aria: Durch machtige Kraft (Alto)
Du wollest dem Feinde nicht geben (Chorus)
Das neue Regiment (Chorus)


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