Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ

(Thou Prince of peace, Lord Jesus Christ) for soprano, alto, tenor and bass, vocal ensemble, corno, oboe d’amore I+II, strings and basso continuo Composed in 1724, cantata BWV 116 is the part of Bach’s cantata cycle dedicated to the twentyfifth Sunday after Trinity. The work’s timeless entreaty for peace and deliverance from penury and retribution … Read More

Es reißet euch ein schrecklich Ende

(To ruin you an end of terror) for soprano, alto, tenor and bass, trumpet, strings and continuo It is said that Bach’s musicians had precious little rehearsal time and often sight-read their performances. If this is true, the shock they must have suffered in the dim light of an autumn morning on 14 November 1725 … Read More