Bach Cantata

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  • Bach
    • Worked at the Thomaschule - where the boys for the cantata came from
    • Ich elender mensch ' oh wretched man'
    • Chorales are German hymn tunes
    • Used for the services of the Lutheran Church
    • Written in 1723
    • Use of forces: choir
      • String section
      • Organ (use of continuo) - figured bass
      • Trumpet and 2 oboes
    • In G minor
    • Slow tempo
    • Minor sixth opening - word painting
    • Rising quaver pattern symbolises hope - then downward leap
    • 7-6 suspension falling by a semitone in bar 2
    • False relations in bars 4 and 5
    • Word painting on 'deathly' 'todes' downward leaps
    • Work for voices with instrumental accomp.
    • Cantus firmus
    • Use of tierce de picardie - b 44
    • Repetition of the ritornello rhythm
    • Hemiola at bars 42-43
    • Terraced dynamics - everyone playing and singing to not so many
    • Inverted pedal in bar 131

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