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Title Bach and the counterpoint of religion / edited by Robin A. Leaver.

Publication Info. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2018]


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    782.22 Bach,J BAC    Available
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Description x, 157 pages : music ; 27 cm.
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Series Bach perspectives ; volume 12
Bach perspectives ; v. 12.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Historical proximity : John Wesley visits Leipzig in 1738 / by Mark Noll -- Dancing in Bach's time : sin or permissible pleasure? / by Joyce L. Irwin -- A Catholic hymnal for use in Lutheran Leipzig : Catholisches Gesang-Buch (Leipzig, 1724) / by Robin A. Leaver -- Liturgical music for a new elector : origins of Bach's 1733 Missa revisited / by Janice B. Stockigt -- Bach's Christmas oratorio and the mystical theology of Bernard of Clairvaux / by Markus Rathey -- The church under persecution : Bach's Cantatas for the fourth Sunday after Epiphany / by Derek Stauff -- Music historicism : Sara Levy and the Jewish Enlightenment / by Rebecca Cypress.
Summary Johann Sebastian Bach was a Lutheran, and much of his music was for Lutheran liturgical worship. As these insightful essays in the twelfth volume of Bach Perspectives demonstrate, he was also influenced by--and in turn influenced--different expressions of religious belief. The vocal music, especially the Christmas Oratorio, owes much to medieval Catholic mysticism, and the evolution of the B Minor Mass has strong Catholic connections. In Leipzig, Catholic and Lutheran congregations sang many of the same vernacular hymns. Internal squabbles were rarely missing within Lutheranism-- for example, Pietists disliked concerted church music, especially if it employed specific dance forms. Also investigated here are broader issues such as the close affinity between Bach's cantata libretti and the hymns of Charles Wesley, and Bach's music in the context of the Jewish Enlightenment as shaped by Protestant Rationalism in Berlin. -- [Publisher description]
Subject Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Sacred music -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
Church music -- Austria -- Vienna -- 18th century.
Added Author Leaver, Robin A, editor.
ISBN 9780252041983 hardcover ; alkaline paper
0252041984 hardcover ; alkaline paper

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