Tuesday 19 September 2017 7:30PM

Vox Luminis; Jussi Lehtipuu bass

Bach, Arnstadt

Additional notes

Change of Programme
The programme for this concert has changed from previously advertised and will now be as listed below.

Additional Artist
Owing to illness Lionel Meunier will no longer sing bass in this evening’s concert. He will be replaced by Jussi Lehtipuu (bass). Lionel Meunier will still conduct the performance. The programme remains the same.


  • Vox Luminis
  • Jussi Lehtipuu bass

Vox Luminis turns to sacred works by Johann Sebastian Bach and his contemporaries, including his first cousin Johann Christoph Bach as well as Dietrich Buxtehude. Young JS Bach famously walked the 250 miles from Arnstadt to Lübeck to hear Buxtehude at work and ‘in order to comprehend one thing and another about his art’.

Lionel Meunier and his Belgium-based ensemble include JC Bach’s Die Furcht des Herren, written to celebrate the election of a new town council at Eisenach, and his exquisite setting of words from Psalm 25, Herr, wende dich und sei mir gnädig, together with JS Bach’s dramatic early cantata Christ lag in Todesbanden.

  • With grateful thanks to the Early Music and Baroque Circle
  • Johann Michael Bach (1648-1694)
        • Herr, der König freuet sich
        • Ach bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ
  • Philipp Heinrich Erlebach (1657-1714)
        • Die Liebe Gottes ist ausgegossen
  • Johann Christoph Bach (1642-1703)
        • Die Furcht des Herren
        • Herr, wende dich und sei mir gnädig
  • Interval
  • Dietrich Buxtehude (c.1637-1707)
        • Herzlich lieb hab' ich dich, o Herr BuxWV41
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
        • Cantata: Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV4

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