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Cantata BWV 125
Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin
Discussions - Part 4

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Discussions in the Week of November 4, 2012

Ed Myskowski wrote (November 4, 2012):
Introduction to BWV 125 -- Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin

Weekly reminder:

This week we continue discussions of cantatas for feast days with BWV 125 ]was 83], the second of five works for the Feast of Purification of Mary. Details of text, commentary, recordings, and previous discussion for this week are accessible via: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV125.htm

The commentary by Julian Mincham, music examples included, is especially recommended as an introduction to listening.

The BWV 125 page has convenient access to notes from the Gardiner, Koopman (notes by Christoph Wolff), Suzuki, and Leusink (and more!) CD issues, via link beneath the cover photo.

The chorale text and melody are accessible via links at the BWV 125 page. Francis Browne has recently added new commentary on the cantata texts to his interlinear translations, linked via [English-3I]. We can expect these to continue, not necessarily weekly. Douglas Cowling and William Hoffman are also posting relevant to chorales and other music for the Lutheran Church Year, accessible via LCY pages

I do not always take the time to check all links before posting. Special thanks to the folks who provide timely corrections.

Charles Francis wrote (November 5, 2012):
Information about Bach's surviving settings of the chorale melody 'Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin' can be found here: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/CM/Mit-Fried-und-Freud.htm

Last week I posted links to realisations of the BWV 83 and BWV 95 closing chorales, and to complete the picture, my organ realisation of the BWV 125 closing chorale can be listened to here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4syXQPLfUg

Additionally, I have transcribed the relevant part of the 3rd movement of BWV 106 for organ, which can be heard here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-10Hh5bKlNU


As ever, it's interesting how Bach can creatively use a melody in diverse ways.

William Hoffman wrote (November 6, 2012):
Cantata 125: Mit Fried und Freud

See: Motets & Chorales for Feast of Purification of Mary

Charles Francis wrote (November 8, 2012):
BWV 125 Opening Chorus - Organ Transcription

You can listen to my realization the BWV 125 Opening Chorus for Arp Schnitger organ at the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4UUStzuAtw

 

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