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Bach, Bohm - Music For Weddings & Other Festivities

Bach,J.s. / Clematis / Alarcon
Release Date: 08/14/2012 
Label:  Ricercar   Catalog #: 323  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachJohann Christoph BachGeorg Böhm
Conductor:  Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clematis Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Let us once more immerse ourselves in the musical life of Eisenach as it was at the end of the 1670s. One Sunday afternoon, after having played for the services in their respective churches, cousins Johann Ambrosius Bach and Johann Christoph Bach were sitting in a Bierstube—a moment of relaxation, with word games, laughter, and a discussion about Johann Christoph’s coming marriage. After several beers and pipefuls of tobacco, they have an idea for a secular cantata for the festivities that will follow the wedding ceremony. Christoph will compose the music, while Ambrosius will put together the text and instructions for its performance. Johann Sebastian Bach must have heard talk of such festivities and their celebratory cantatas from his Read more early childhood, and it must have been very much in the same spirit that he was inspired to compose the incredible Quodlibet, which seems so out of place among all his other works. If, however, we carefully examine how Bach composed his secular (and even a few sacred) cantatas, we can see that he had a great instinct for theatre and amusement. Certain passages in his biography even reveal that he was not a man who would turn down a good glass of wine! Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quodlibet, BWV 524 [fragment] by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clematis Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1707; Cöthen, Germany 
2.
Der Herr denket an uns, BWV 196 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clematis Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1708; Weimar, Germany 
3.
Meine Freundin, du bist Schön by Johann Christoph Bach
Conductor:  Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clematis Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1694; Germany 
4.
Mein Freund ist mein by Georg Böhm
Conductor:  Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clematis Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 

Sound Samples

Mein Freund ist mein: (Chorus)
Mein Freund ist mein: (Soprano)
Mein Freund ist mein: Ritornello
Mein Freund ist mein: (Alto)
Mein Freund ist mein: Ritornello
Mein Freund ist mein: (Bass)
Mein Freund ist mein: Ritornello
Mein Freund ist mein: (Tenor)
Mein Freund ist mein: (Chorus)
Der Herr denket an uns, BWV 196: Sinfonia
Der Herr denket an uns, BWV 196: Der Herr denket an uns (Chorus)
Der Herr denket an uns, BWV 196: Er segnet, die den Herrn fürchten (Soprano)
Der Herr denket an uns, BWV 196: Der Herr segnet euch (Tenor, Bass)
Der Herr denket an uns, BWV 196: Ihr seid die Gesegneten des Herrn! (Chorus)
Meine Freundin, du bist schon: (Bass, Soprano)
Meine Freundin, du bist schon: Ciacona: Mein Freund ist mein (Soprano) - Wo ist dein Freund geblieben? (Alto, Tenor, Soprano)
Meine Freundin, du bist schon: Ich habe meine Myrrhen samt meinem Wurzen abgebrochen (Bass)
Meine Freundin, du bist schon: Esset, meine Lieben, und trinket (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass)
Quodlibet, BWV 524

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