Sun 01Sep2019

Sanctus

New College Chapel, Oxford

3pm

Tickets: £15 (Students: £5)

Cantatas for the 11th, 12th, and 13th Sundays after Trinity

JS Bach

A stirring Sanctus in C major, and three cantatas with big statements: BWV 179 preaches against hypocrisy with marvelous directness; BWV 77 illustrates the second of Jesus’ two commandments recounted in the gospel narratives – to ‘love thy neighbour as thyself’ – in a potent musical doctrine foreshadowing Brahms’s German Requiem; and BWV 69a enjoins us to praise the Lord and ‘do not forget what good He has done for you!’ with brilliant trumpet trills and vigorous arpeggios.

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