34–43. Bach: A Study of the Autograph Scores of the Vocal Works. J.S. Wachowski, Gerd. no repetitions (i.e., each syllable of the hymn text is sung one time) Around 400 of such chorale settings by Bach, mostly composed in the first four decades of the 18th century, are extant: Around half of that number are chorales which were transmitted in the context of larger vocal works such as cantatas, motets, Passions and oratorios. Bach Chorale No.26 Auf meinem lieben Gott BWV 188. Kielian–Gilbert, Marianne. Each chorale is neatly arranged and presented in … Additional meter–related information is also provided. Marshall, Robert L. The Compositional Process of J.S. "Modal Identity and Irregular Endings in Two Chorale Harmonizations by J.S. Bach composed a total of over 350 chorales, which come from two sources, the C.P.E. Listing Bach's compositions Some of the early biographies of Johann Sebastian Bach contain lists of his compositions. BWV: 84.5, 88.7, 93.7, 166.6, 179.6, 197.10, 434 Chorales in Bar Form (aab) – that is, with a repeated Aufgesang followed by an Abgesang, the most common type of Lutheran chorale structure. Schulze, Hans–Joachim. Bach," The Choral Journal, Vol. Leaver, Robin. "Suggestions for Future Research into Bach and the Chorale," Bach, Vol. BWV: 4.8, 158.4, 277, 278, 279 Bach Chorale Harmonization and Instrumental Counterpoint. Bachs zusammen getragen’: Eine Handschrift Carl Friedrich Faschs in der Bibliothek der Sing–Akademie zu Berlin," Jahrbuchs des Staatlichen Instituts fur Musikforschung Preussischer Kulturbesitz. 61 (1975), pp.50–61. 51–79. 81–100. Bach actually uses the melody of his best-known chorale, “O sacred head now wounded” five times in this Passion, but they are harmonized so differently that the repetition is not at all tedious. Jerold, Beverly. "Inventing a Melody with Harmony: Tonal Potential and Bach’s ’Das alte Jahr vergangen ist’." Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. Freu dich sehr, o meine Seele — Seven chorale settings of Louis Bourgeois’s tune arranged by date. "A History of the Breitkopf Collection of J. S. Bach’s Four–Part Chorales" — a thorough account by Thomas Braatz and posted at www.bach–cantatas.com. Chorales with Written–out Aufgesangen, Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein — Three chorale settings arranged by date. No. 38, No. The important historical collections have their own collection pages, and only selected copies are here (371 chorales supervised by C.P.E. 514–543. 2003 (2003), pp. At bach–chorales.com you will find high quality renderings of each Bach chorale, accompanied with thorough contextual information that incorporates the most up–to–date research. 40–63. Platen, Emil. Stokowski casts Bach’s contrapuntal setting as an ornamentation of Nicolai’s original chorale melody, which he regards as the work’s centerpiece; Bantock treats the chorale melody as merely a foundation upon which to build a New York: Schirmer Books, 1989. I have included the corresponding number of each chorale as they appear in the common Riemenschneider 371 Harmonized Chorales (R) and Kalmus 389 Chorales (K) as well as the attendant BWV number. All settings are placed in the same key for easy comparison. This report contains 31 pages. Each of the chorales of J.S. Burns, Lori. •Bach Chorales are meant to be sung by four part harmony – SATB, originally for Lutheran churches in Germany. Bach: A … 77-101. Bach’s significance for the chorale is not determined by the few original melodies he evidently contributed but rather 121–149. 5 (December 1997), pp.9–14. "Zur Echtheit einiger Choralsätze Bachs," Bach–Jahrbuch, Vol. Before you look at the examples of modulations on the following pages, you should read the notes below carefully. Christ lag in Todesbanden — Five chorale settings of Martin Luther’s tune arranged by BWV. 40–63. Bach for Breitkopf). •Melodies should be something easy to sing with a recognisable tune. Traditionally known as chorale preludes, the compositions in the BWV 599–771 range of the Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis, and later additions BWV 1085, 1090–1120 (Neumeister Chorales) and 1128, are also indicated as chorale settings for organ, and include multi-movement chorale partitas and sets of … The nature of 18th-century music however ne- cessitates that the reader not neglect the melodic content at the expense of the beauty of the harmony. "Bach’s ’Erbe’: The Chorale in the German Oratorio of the Early Nineteenth Century," 19th Century Music, Vol. Schon Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, einer der Söhne Johann Sebastian Bachs, betonte den Nutzen der Choräle als Studienobjekte für die „Lehrbegierigen der Setzkunst“. Here in one package is a rosetta stone that uncovers the countless mysteries of Bach’s masterful compositional art. The chorale variation sets by Johann Sebastian Bach represent the culmination of a long tradition, which is itself a merger of two older traditions—the organ chorale, specifically the ornamented chorale, and the secular variation set. 22, No. O Gott, du frommer Gott (Melody #3) — Eight chorale settings of Ahasverus Fritsch’s tune arranged by date. Donald Francis Tovey BWV: 5.7, 89.6, 136.6, 148.6, 188.6. "’Vierstimmige Choräle, aus den Kirchen Stäken des Herrn J.S. The best example is (again) the chorales, which often have similar (if not identical) melodies but are harmonized differently in order to evoke different emotions. The tests are progressive, as follows: ƒ In Chorales 1-4, only the bass part is to be completed; students should concentrate on writing smooth, fluent and strong bass lines. 33, No. The Great Eighteen Chorale Preludes, BWV 651–668, are a set of chorale preludes for organ prepared by Johann Sebastian Bach in Leipzig in his final decade (1740–1750), from earlier works composed in Weimar, where he was court organist., where he was court organist. Vol. None [force assignment] Movements/Sections Mov'ts/Sec's 389 chorale-settings Listing of Bach's Chorale Settings First Pub Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1972. BWV: 41.6, 171.6, 190.7, 362 Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten — Seven chorale settings of Georg Neumark’s tune placed in the same key for easy comparison and arranged by date. 2 (April 1970), pp.198–220. A2 Music Bach Chorales These 20 chorale exercises (with solutions) are intended for use in preparation for EdExcel A2 tests. I have included the corresponding number of each chorale as they appear in the common Riemenschneider 371 Harmonized Chorales (R) and Kalmus 389 Chorales (K) as well as the attendant BWV number. Bach is given extensive treatment clearly showing the functional harmony that is implicit in his music by a thorough harmonic analysis underneath each phrase. Untersuchungen zu den Druckausgaben von 1765 bis 1932 und zur Frage der Authentizität," Bach–Jahrbuch, Vol. Bach is given extensive treatment clearly showing the functional harmony that is implicit in his music by a thorough harmonic analysis underneath each phrase. Additional Research      Included are speculations from Smend and Häfner regarding the lost St. Mark Passion and the Picander–Jahrgang as cited in the NBA commentary volumes. The resources and research pages provide numerous databases and articles that are designed to assist musicians, theorists, historians, composers, teachers, and amateur Bach–lovers alike. Never before has it been so easy to glimpse into the musical mind of any great composer. "c") meter. Pendragon Press, 1995. 4 (Autumn, 1996), pp. •These melodies are broken up into phrases, which are identified by pause marks – this is where you put your cadences. BWV: 2.6, 77.6, 153.1 Wolffrefers to Bach’scollection of 370 four-part chorales that charted the course for tonal harmony. Was mein Gott will, das gscheh allzeit — Seven chorale settings arranged by date, along with the tune’s appearance in the Neu Leipziger Gesangbuch. Jesu, nun sei gepreiset — Four chorale settings along with the tune’s appearance in the Neu Leipziger Gesangbuch. The Grove Music Online entry on "chorale," co–written by Robert L. Marshall and Robin Leaver, puts it aptly: J.S. Schulze, Hans–Joachim. Stanley, Glenn. 50, No.1 (Spring 2006), pp. "Suggestions for Future Research into Bach and the Chorale," Bach, Vol. Hill, David. Bach is intended to be limited to the harmony and harmonic vocabulary of this great master using modern chord symbols and harmonic analysis. This study of the chorales of J.S. Marshall, Robert L. The Music of Johann Sebastian Bach: The Sources, the Style, the Significance. Bach Chorale No.3 Ach Gott und Herr BWV 255 Bach Chorales listed alphabetically as they appear in the 413 Here is a listing of each of the first 100 of the 413 Bach Chorales in this edition. Comparative Scores      42, No.2 (2011), pp. 50, No.1, Fiftieth Anniversary Issue (Spring, 2006), pp.103–110. 69 (1983), pp. A second version presents the settings in their original keys. Marshall, Robert L. The Compositional Process of J.S. Rose, Stephen. Bach. Wolff, Christoph. "Die vierstimmigen Choräle Johann Sebastian Bachs. 1 (Spring 1994), pp.43–77. ARTICLES FROM EXTERNAL SITES BWV: 65.7, 72.6, 92.9, 103.6, 111.6, 144.6, 244.25 For instance, his obituary contains a list of the instrumental compositions printed during the composer's lifetime, followed by an approximate list of his unpublished work. Leaver, Robin. -Each chorale is given it's own page for easy viewing -Plenty of space for notes and analysis -Spiral binding sits easily on any music stand Be sure to see our other fine publication: J.S. Journal of Music Theory, Vol. BWV: 45.7, 64.4, 94.8, 128.5, 129.5, 197a.7, 398; 1125 It is important to understand the basics of how modulations work, or you will not be able to make sense of what Bach is doing. 11, No.2 (Autumn, 1987), pp. "The Time of the Sign: ’O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden’ in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion," The Journal of Musicology, Vol. 69 (1983), pp. 39–53. Bach Composed Four–Part Chorales," The Musical Quarterly, Vol. Any lover of harmony and/or music theory will treasure this collection of the Bach chorales. In the Passion, as elsewhere, Bach uses his mastery of musical forms to create powerful contrasts of mood. The individual chorales BWV 253-438 have survived by way of this Breitkopf collection. All settings are placed in the same key for easier comparison. This edition of the first twenty-four chorale harmonizations by J. S. Bach accompanies the article “Improving Your Chamber Music Skills: Tips from a Pro,” an interview with Claudia Lasareff- Mironoff by Les Jacobson published in the Summer 2016 Online issue of the Journal of the "’150 Stück von den Backfischen Erben’: zur Überlieferung der vierstimmigen Choräle Johann Sebastian Bachs," Bach–Jahrbuch, Vol. —forthcoming— Bibliography. Bach’s Modal Chorales. "Images of Bach in the Perspective of Basic Research and Interpretive Scholarship," The Journal of Musicology, Vol. Bach Collection and Bach’s approximately 200+ cantatas. Jump to:    (topic(s): theory, analysis, part–writing, counterpoint) "On the Recognition of Bach and ’the Bach Chorale’: Eighteenth–Century Perspectives", in Bach: Essays on His Life and Music, Harvard University Press (1994), pp.383–390. 4 (Fall 2005), pp.503–520. These 371 chorale harmonizations, extracted from hundreds of cantatas, passions and other sacred works, have for centuries served as models for exquisite tonal harmonic thinking. "Daniel Vetter and the Domestic Keyboard Chorale in Bach’s Leipzig," Early Music, Vol. Join the many satisfied customers in such places as Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Croatia, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and throughout the United States who now own this unique and eye-opening edition of the Bach chorales. Meter and Time Signatures in the Chorales: a listing of all chorales not in 4/4 (i.e. "Parallel Fifths & Octaves in the Chorales" — an account of the consecutive fifths and octaves appearing in the chorales and the editorial liberties taken in regard to these consecutives by early editors of Bach chorale collections. — an answer to this surprisingly complicated question. Title Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian I-Catalogue Number I-Cat. By understanding the way Bach All settings are aligned and placed in the same key for easy comparison. "So how many Bach chorales are there?" The modern musician who may not be so familiar with music theory and harmonic analysis will still benefit from this edition of the Bach chorales as each chord is identified above the staff with modern chord symbolism. 38, No. The Breitkopf collection comprised 371 chorales (often referred to as “the 371”) which were originally published in the 1870s after a drawn out process of editing involving Marpurg, Kirnberger, and, most importantly, C.P.E. Jesu, meine Freude (Jesus, my joy), BWV 227, is a motet in eleven movements for SSATB choir which was composed by Johann Sebastian Bach.It is named after the Lutheran hymn " Jesu, meine Freude", of which it contains, in its uneven movements, all six stanzas of Johann Franck's poetry and various versions of Johann Crüger's hymn tune. 45, No.1 (2014), pp. 56, No. (topic(s): general) Instead, it works to give the oratorio coherence, the wa… Bach Chorales 201 – 300 listed alphabetically as they appear in the 413 Here is a listing of Bach Chorales 201 – 300 as they appear in this edition. Dirst, Matthew. It has been written for A2 students at King Edward VI College in Stourbridge, and is suitable for A level (particularly Edexcel) and first year undergraduate study. Contents 1 Introduction 1 1.1 London: Kahn & Averill, 1999 (republished volume of two essays from 1967). Articles      14, No. Timeline of Events Related to Bach Chorale Collections: a chronology of events related to the important early collections of Bach chorales, with particular focus on the Birnstiel–Breitkopf publications. Bach 413 Chorales: Analyzed -A Study of Bach’s four-part (or four-voice) chorales are classical music’s ultimate masterpieces in harmony. 9–31. All settings are placed in the same key for easy comparison. Marshall, Robert L. "How J.S. 389 Chorale Settings Alt ernative. "Parallel Fifths & Octaves in the Chorales", "Speculations Regarding the Original Liturgical Occasions of the Individual BWV 253–438 Chorales", "A History of the Breitkopf Collection of J. S. Bach’s Four–Part Chorales". "’Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern’ in the Chorale Cantatas of J.S. Forty Bach chorales style, the style of J.S chord symbols and harmonic vocabulary this. This Breitkopf collection `` Johann Philipp bach chorale analysis and the Picander–Jahrgang as cited in the key! 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