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Calm the Storm
Sunday 9 February 2020, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pmFree – £15
Mein Gott, wie lang, ach lange? (My God, how long, ah! how long?), BWV 155
Herr, wie du willt, so schicks mit mir (Lord, as you will, so let it be done with me), BWV 73
Jesus schläft, was soll ich hoffen? (Jesus sleeps, what shall I hope for?), BWV 81
Erfreute Zeit im neuen Bunde (Joyful time in the new covenant), BWV 83
Cantata 155 displays the 31-year-old Bach’s enchanting innovation in his younger days with one of the finest bassoon obbligati ever written. Cantatas 73 and 81 take as their starting point two of Christ’s miracles: the healing of the leper, and the calming of the storm. The joyful Cantata 83 is possibly Bach’s first Cantata for the feast of the Purification of Mary and the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple (Candlemas) in which Simeon sings his famous Nunc dimittis.