J. S. Bach's 'Leipzig' Chorale Preludes: Music, Text, by Anne Leahy,Robin A. Leaver

By Anne Leahy,Robin A. Leaver

In 2007, the good Bach student Anne Leahy died on the age of forty six. She was once a number one mild in Bach reports and lecturer on the Dublin Institute of know-how (DIT) Conservatory of track and Drama. Posthumously edited through popular Bach student Robin A. Leaver, Leahy's dissertation examine types the root for this unique research of the preludes to Bach's Leipzig chorales.

Originally composed in Weimar and later revised in Leipzig, Bach's compositions were a resource of a few puzzlement. As Leahy notes, "the unique intentions of Bach and the potential goal of this assortment may be considered as speculative." operating from to be had resources, notwithstanding, she argues that throughout the cautious exam of the hyperlinks one of the song, hymn texts, and theological resources a few solutions will be had. From Bach's own and deep curiosity in Lutheran theology to his huge, immense musical ardour, Leahy considers heavily a sequence of severe questions: does the unique manuscript for the chorales easily mirror a random collecting of compositions or is there a standard subject in environment? How severe is the order of the chorales and what's the theological value of that order? have been the chorales a unified assortment, and if that is so, which elements have been to be incorporated and which now not? certainly, have been the chorales themselves a part of a in all likelihood higher corpus?

As Leahy makes obtrusive, there are not any basic solutions, that's why she considers serious the connection the texts of the hymns to the chorales and to each other, outlining a theological trend that's very important to completely greedy the guiding philosophy of those compositions.

J. S. Bach's "Leipzig" Chorale Preludes: tune, textual content, Theology is best for Bach students and people with a basic curiosity within the problematic connections among textual content and song within the composition of spiritual music.

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