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Bach-Böhm: Music for Weddings and Other Festivities - J.S. Bach: Quodlibet, BWV 524; J.C. Bach: Meine Freundin, du bist schön; Bohm: Mein Freund ist Mein / Clematis

Audio Samples

>Böhm, Georg : Mein Freund ist mein
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 196, "Der Herr denket an uns" BWV 196
>Bach, Johann Christoph : Meine Freundin, du bist schon, vocal concerto, for 4 voices & instruments
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Quodlibet, for chorus & continuo (incomplete), BWV 524 (BC H1)

Album Summary

>Böhm, Georg : Mein Freund ist mein
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 196, "Der Herr denket an uns" BWV 196
>Bach, Johann Christoph : Meine Freundin, du bist schon, vocal concerto, for 4 voices & instruments
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Quodlibet, for chorus & continuo (incomplete), BWV 524 (BC H1)
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Notes & Reviews:

Let us once more immerse ourselves in the musical life of Eisenach as it was at the end of the 1670s. One Sunday afternoon, after having played for the services in their respective churches, cousins Johann Ambrosius Bach and Johann Christoph Bach were sitting in a Bierstube - a moment of relaxation, with word games, laughter, and a discussion about Johann Christoph's coming marriage. After several beers and pipefuls of tobacco, they have an idea for a secular cantata for the festivities that will follow the wedding ceremony. Christoph will compose the music, while Ambrosius will put together the text and instructions for its performance. Johann Sebastian Bach must have heard talk of such festivities and their celebratory cantatas from his early childhood, and it must have been very much in the same spirit that he was inspired to compose the incredible Quodlibet, which seems so out of place among all his other works. If, however, we carefully examine how Bach composed his secular (and even a few sacred) cantatas, we can see that he had a great instinct for theatre and amusement. Certain passages in his biography even reveal that he was not a man who would turn down a good glass of wine!

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Beaufays, église Saint-Jean l'évangéliste (03/2011/11/2011).



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Works Details

>Georg Böhm (Composer) (1661 - 1733) : Mein Freund ist mein
  • Performers: Paulin Bündgen; Christian Immler; Fernando Guimaraes; Mariana Flores
  • Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Clematis
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 196, "Der Herr denket an uns" BWV 196
  • Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Clematis
  • Running Time: 10 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1707-1708

>Bach, Johann Christoph : Meine Freundin, du bist schön, vocal concerto, for 4 voices & instruments
  • Performers: Philippe Favette; Mariana Flores
  • Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Clematis
  • Running Time: 5 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Quodlibet, for chorus & continuo (incomplete), BWV 524 (BC H1)
  • Performers: Philippe Favette; Steve Dugardin (Countertenor); Fernando Guimaraes; Mariana Flores
  • Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Clematis
  • Running Time: 12 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 10/20/1707