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

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Tuesday In Holy Week

Tuesday In Holy Week

O God, by the passion of thy blessed Son didst make an instrument of shameful death to be unto us the means of life: Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ, that we may gladly suffer shame and loss for the sake of thy Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Organist Daniel Hyde 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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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 Daniel Hyde 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

Prelude and Fugue in G minor, WoO 10
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Choralvorspiel und Fuge √ºber ‘O Traurigkeit, o Herzeleid’, WoO 7
Johannes Brahms

Fantasia super ‘Christ lag in Todes Banden’, BWV 695
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Herzlich tut mich verlangen, Op. 122, no. 9
Johannes Brahms

Herzlich tut mich verlangen, BWV 727
Johann Sebastian Bach

Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, Op. 122 no. 5
Johannes Brahms

O wie selig seid ihr doch, ihr Frommen, Op.122, no. 6
Johannes Brahms

Fantasia super ‘Jesu, meine Freude’, BWV 713
Johann Sebastian Bach

O Welt, ich muβ dich lassen, Op. 122, no. 11
Johannes Brahms

Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543
Johann Sebastian Bach