A Holy Week Musical Meditation (Part I): Bach, Mendelssohn, Brahms and Schumann

Monday, March 26, 2018
Monday In Holy Week

Monday In Holy Week

Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other that the way of life and peace; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Organist Benjamin Sheen surveys the spiritual and theological influences of the music of J.S. Bach on three of the nineteenth century's greatest composers - Mendelssohn, Brahms and Schumann.

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04:38-09:40
09:52-16:00
16:15-21:46
22:08-32:05
32:23-38:30
38:55-42:02
42:06-45:05
45:35-50:00
50:13-54:50
55:12-57:40
57:54-01:04:47

Holy Week, from Palm Sunday to the Easter Vigil, is the heart of the Christian year; music plays a central role during this most sacred time. Through compositions inspired by the celebration of Christ’s Passion, death, and resurrection, we “traverse the mystery, anguish, and joy” of these significant events.

Organist Benjamin Sheen reflects that emotional and religious journey of Holy Week in a program surveying the spiritual and theological influences of the music of J.S. Bach on three of the nineteenth century’s greatest composers. Mendelssohn, Brahms and Schumann were all fascinated by Bach, and many of the latter’s works provided compositional models for the three leading exponents of what became the Bach Revival after 1829.

“The music will help frame your mind and soul…..” —The Federalist

Program

Fugue no. 1 on the name of B.A.C.H., Op. 60
Fugue no. 2 on the name of B.A.C.H., Op. 60
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Aus tiefer Not, schrei ich zu dir, BWV 687
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Sonata in A major, Op. 65, no. 3
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

  • I. Con moto maestro
  • II. Andante tranquillo

Aus tiefer Not, schrei ich zu dir, BWV 686
Johann Sebastian Bach

Fugue no. 3 on the name of B.A.C.H., Op. 60
Robert Schumann

Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BWV 731
Johann Sebastian Bach

Fugue no. 4 on the name of B.A.C.H., Op. 60
Robert Schumann

Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott, BWV 721
Johann Sebastian Bach

Fugue no. 5 on the name of B.A.C.H., Op. 60
Fugue no. 6 on the name of B.A.C.H., Op. 60
Robert Schumann