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Stay Awake: Hearing Bach’s Cantata 140

December 12, 2021 @ 8:45 am - 9:45 am

This presentation reviews background on J. S. Bach, the place of the cantatas in the composer’s time in Leipzig, and a close look at the structure and makeup of Cantata 140, “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme,” (“Sleepers Wake, A Voice Astounds Us”) including its texts and musical symmetry.

We hope you join us on GoogleMeet for this presentation in preparation for the choir’s offering in worship of this Special Music for Advent.

Our presenter Michael Alan Anderson is Associate Professor of Musicology at the Eastman School of Music. He specializes in a wide range of issues related to sacred music from the fourteenth through the sixteenth centuries, with emphasis on lay devotion and saints. He is the author of St. Anne in Renaissance Music: Devotion and Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2014) and Music and Performance in the Book of Hours (Routledge Press, forthcoming 2022). Anderson’s articles have appeared in various peer-reviewed journals, and he is also a contributor to Oxford Bibliographies and the Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception.


December 12, 2021
8:45 am - 9:45 am
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