Actus
Tragicus

Sunday 6 August, 3.15pm
New College Chapel

Alongside one of Bach’s most profoundly beautiful cantatas, this concert features instrumental music by Bach’s contemporary, Telemann in his 250th anniversary year.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Actus Tragicus

Sunday 6 August, Oxford

Bach’s Virtuosi

Sunday 17 September, Oxford

Christmas Baroque

Saturday 16 December, Bath

NEWS & FEATURES

Bach in Mühlhausen

In 1707, the 22-year-old Johann Sebastian Bach began his position as the organist at the Lutheran church of St. Blasius in Mühlhausen. His arrival was just months after a devastating fire which destroyed a quarter of the historic town.

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Setting the text

In 1524 Martin Luther paraphrased Psalm 130 Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir (Out of the depths, I have cried out to you) into a text which was to become the inspiration for many composers to write some great pieces of music in the Baroque age and afterwards including Bach, Mendelssohn and Reger.

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NOTES

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