Sanctus

 

Sunday 1st September 2019
New College Chapel, Oxford

A stirring Sanctus in C major, and three cantatas with big statements: BWV 179 preaches against hypocrisy; BWV 77 illustrates the second of Jesus’ two commandments; and BWV 69a enjoins us to ‘not forget what good He has done for you!’

Sound in my Body

 

Sunday 6th October 2019
New College Chapel, Oxford

Throughout the long summer and autumn Trinitarian period, the Lutheran lectionary’s emphasis on sin and sickness in mind and body reaches full tilt in expressions such as ‘The whole world is but a hospital’ in Cantata 25. But Bach’s music is the ‘balm of Gilead’ that heals all, above the ceaseless lament.

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