Sunday 6 March 2022 7:30PM

Solomon's Knot

JC Bach and JM Bach


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This concert will be approximately 2 hours in duration, including an interval


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  • Solomon's Knot

Music by two of Bach’s most notable relatives in the form of motets by his predecessors Johann Christoph Bach (1642-1703) and the latter’s younger brother Johann Michael Bach (1648-94). The former was organist at Eisenach, and also organist and harpsichordist to the local Duke: Johann Sebastian described him as ‘a profound composer.’ Johann Michael’s daughter Maria Barbara married Johann Sebastian – a distant cousin; his output of choral works is as distinguished as his sibling’s.

  • Johann Christoph Bach (1642-1703)
      • Ach, dass ich Wassers gnug hätte
      • Wie bist du denn o Gott
      • Herr, wende dich und sei mir gnädig
      • Es ist nun aus mit meinem Leben
      • Mit Weinen hebt sichs an
  • Johann Michael Bach (1648-1694)
      • Ach bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ
      • Ich weiss, dass mein Erlöser lebet
      • Herr, ich warte auf dein Heil
      • Unser Leben währet siebenzig Jahr
      • Nun hab ich überwunden
      • Sei lieber Tag willkommen
      • Nun treten wir ins neue Jahr
      • Herr, der König freuet sich

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