Live from Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge, Voces8 performs motets by Bach, as well as music by Hieronymous Praetorius, Buxtehude, Mendelssohn, Kuhnel and Giovanni Gabrieli.
Live from Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge
Presented by Ian Skelly
Voces 8 sing motets by Bach
Bach: Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf BWV 226
Hieronymous Praetorius: Magnificat quinti toni
Buxtehude: Praeludium manualiter BuxWV 163
Mendelssohn: Denn er hat seinen Engeln beföhlen über dir (Elijah)
Bach: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied BWV 225
8.15: Interval: Looking ahead to the grand final of BBC Young Musician 2016, which is being held at the Barbican on Sunday May 15th, Freddy Kempf, winner of the competition in 1992 plays Rachmaninov's Variations on a theme of Corelli.
Bach: Jesu meine Freude BWV 227
August Kühnel: Variations on Herr Jesu Christ, du höchtes Gut, for viola da gamba
Giovanni Gabrieli: Jubilate Deo
Bach: Lobet den Herrn alle Heiden BWV 230
Andrea Haines & Emily Dickens, sopranos
Barnaby Smith & Chris Wardle, countertenors
Oliver Vincent & Sam Dressel, tenors
Paul Smith & Jonathan Pacey, basses
Heidi Groeger, viola da gamba
Patrick Ayrton, organ
Despite making up a very small fragment of Bach's oeuvre, the motets are considered to be amongst his greatest output both as artistic works and technical showcases. In this concert, four motets from the collection of six are programmed alongside polychoral music by Giovanni Gabrieli and Hieronymous Praetorius, two composers who greatly influenced Bach's motet writing. Also included is the music of Felix Mendelssohn, a composer influenced by Bach and instrumental in the revival of his music.