Sunday 6 March 2022 7:30PM

Solomon's Knot

Bach Brothers
Live stream starts at 8:00PM


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  • Solomon's Knot
  • Zoë Brookshaw soprano
  • Danni O'Neill soprano
  • Kate Symonds-Joy alto
  • Hugh Cutting alto
  • Thomas Herford tenor
  • Andrew Tortise tenor
  • Jonathan Sells bass
  • Alex Ashworth bass
  • Magdalena Loth-Hill violin
  • Gabriella Jones violin
  • Andreas Linos viola da gamba
  • Lucile Boulanger viola da gamba
  • Garance Boizot viola da gamba
  • Josep Maria Martí Duran theorbo
  • Jan Zahourek violone
  • Inga Maria Klaucke bassoon
  • James Johnstone organ

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

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