Saturday 1 October 2022 7:30PM

The Sixteen; Harry Christophers director

Bach and his own plagiarism


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


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  • The Sixteen
  • Harry Christophers director

Throughout musical history composers have borrowed from their own earlier works, and Bach was no exception. The Sixteen’s programme includes two notable examples: the opening chorus of Cantata No. 40 (Christmas 1723) was recycled as the final ‘Cum sancto spiritu’ of his Mass in G minor (1738), while Cantata No. 72 (Epiphany 1726) supplied the opening chorus of the Mass in F, written for the Dresden Court in 1733.

  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
      • Dazu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes BWV40
      • Mass in G minor BWV235
  • Interval
      • Alles nur nach Gottes Willen BWV72
      • Mass in F BWV233

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