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Bach"s major vocal works music, drama, liturgy by Markus Rathey

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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Sacred vocal music,
  • Analysis, appreciation,
  • Criticism and interpretation,
  • Music,
  • Christianity

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This penetrating volume is the first to treat the vocal works as a whole, showing how the compositions were embedded in their original performative context within the liturgy as well as discussing Bach"s musical style, from the detailed level of individual movements to the overarching aspects of each work.

Edition Notes

StatementMarkus Rathey
Classifications
LC ClassificationsML410.B13 R29 2016
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 234 pages
Number of Pages234
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27208743M
ISBN 10030021720X
ISBN 109780300217209
LC Control Number2015035258
OCLC/WorldCa920017509

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