Bach The Arranger

Sun 7 Feb 2021, 12.00pm
Portrain of Eamonn Dougan

Eamonn Dougan director

JS Bach
Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden, BWV 1083
Ich habe genug, BWV 82a

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This concert opens with Bach’s masterful arrangement of Pergolesi’s 1736 Stabat Mater. Written roughly a decade after the original, Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden sets the Italian composer’s music to German text based on Psalm 51 and expands the orchestral material. The second piece in the programme presents Bach as an arranger of his own music; originally composed for solo bass voice and obbligato oboe, this version of Ich habe genug instead employs soprano and flute soloists.

Performed on historical instruments.