J.S. Bach, Motet: Jesu, meine freude BWV 227
Johann Schelle, Motet: Komm, Jesu, komm
Though separated by a generation, Johann Schelle (1648-1701) and Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) both held one of the central musical posts in Germany, Cantor of St. Thomas Church in Leipzig. Schelle is credited with ushering in the use of the German language (replacing Latin) in Lutheran liturgical music, an achievement that is the foundation for Bach’s work several decades later. “Luminaries of Leipzig” offers a fascinating side-by-side look at representative works of these two masters.
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All Souls’ Episcopal Church
Bach Collegium San Diego