When the singers finally enter in measure 33, their “Shout, exult, arise” almost feels redundant, because that is exactly what the instruments have already done for quite a while. Und es waren Hirten in derselben Gegend, BWV 248 II, for the Second Day of Christmas in 1734, is the second of six cantatas (or parts) constituting this oratorio. Program Notes J.S. Original Recording Format: DSD 64. In the hymn setting the singers join the angels and praise the newborn Son of God: “We sing to you, amid your host, with all our power . Guy Erwin, Yale Institute of Sacred Music / 406 Prospect Street / New Haven, CT / ism.Yale.edu, Felicity Harley-McGowan and Andrew McGowan, music-and-divine-encounter-in-bachs-christmas-oratorio_rathey, Music and Divine Encounter in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, The Magi and the Manger: Imaging Christmas in Ancient Art and Ritual, Born in Us Today: The Gospel of Incarnation, A Meeting of Domestic and Liturgical Rites: Joy and Light in Orthodox Christmas, Christmas in Fear, or Looking over One’s Shoulder at the Crèche, The Grinch that Didn’t Steal Christmas: A Reformation Story. possible translation}} to highlight the problems you The angels play an elegantly flowing siciliano motive, while the shepherds interject with a simpler, more rustic theme. 45 Chor: "Wo ist der neugeborne König der Juden?" Markus Rathey is Professor of Music History at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and the Yale School of Music. This material is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0  License. Do not forget . contributions 16:06, 27 September 2007 (UTC) Interest of the translation: The German article is much more detailed than the English one. For the historical instructions see Template:Translation/Instructions, Either the page is no longer relevant or consensus on its purpose has become unclear. 5); Martin Luther (Mvts. The focus is no longer only on the shepherds; it is wider. Bibeltext, Kirchenlieder und freie Dichtung (evtl. It fits the stereotype of a lullaby. Part II: The Second Day of Christmas. Music as a theme features prominently in the second part of the oratorio, performed on December 26, 1734 in the St. Thomas Church. In his Hauspostille the Reformer states that through the birth of Christ, humans become co-citizens with the angels: “But he is not only our Lord, but he is also the Lord of the angels; and together with the angels we are members of the Lord’s domestic community. Break forth into song, full of shouting and rejoicing” (no. The opening chorus is a celebration of music as a means of expressing the joy that will later be announced by the angels in the Gloria. Bach, the Christmas Oratorio text does not appear in Picander's published collection "Ernst-Schertzhaffte und Satyrische Gedichte" (Leipzig 1737), which seems to indicate that it was perhaps a joint effort rather than entirely his own work. Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) Dana Marsh, Artistic Director. Buy Christmas Oratorio (SATB ) by J. S. Bach at jwpepper.com. For an English translation and remarks on the theological and musicological context of this view of music see Rathey, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, 191. Anselm Hartinger, translation by Alice Noger-Gradon. Year of release: 2001 II Christmas and music seem to belong together. Recommended Citation: Rathey, Markus. The scriptural basis for the second part is the encounter of the shepherds with the angels on the fields before Bethlehem (Lk. Bach - Christmas Oratorio The Netherlands Bach Society Bach. The shepherds encounter the message of Jesus’s birth in music and their first response is music. It was a means of encounter with God. English Translation in Interlinear Format Cantata BWV 248/1 - Shout for joy, exult, rise up, glorify the day Christmas Oratorio I: Event: Cantata for Christmas Day Readings: Epistle: Titus 2: 11-14 / Isaiah 9: 2-7; Gospel: Luke 2: 1-14 Text: Christian Friedrich Henrici (Picander); Paul Gerhardt (Mvt. To revive discussion, seek broader input via a forum such as the, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Translation/Christmas_Oratorio&oldid=317165385, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Wikipedia has migrated to a new template system. SKU: 30809. Download booklet. Even though the text does not mention it directly, the divine praise from the human chorus is again modeled on the praise sung by the angels. 18).[8]. . The lullaby that follows is a beautiful alto aria, which meditates on the intimate relationship between the believer and Jesus: “Sleep, my most beloved, enjoy your rest . [8] For the function of the lullaby and the emotional understanding of Christmas in Bach’s time see the chapter “From Love Song to Lullaby” in Markus Rathey, Bach’s Major Vocal Works: Music, Drama, Liturgy (New Haven and London: Yale University Press), 2016. The second part of the oratorio (like the other parts as well), ends with a setting of a common congregational hymn. 3: No. to watch this page]. The encounter between the human and divine spheres takes place in sound. The shepherds, on the other hand, are represented by the nasal sound of the oboes—again a typical feature in Baroque iconography. The opening chorus, “Celebrate, rejoice, rise up and… glorify what the Highest has done today,” was completely original. Bach composed his Christmas Oratorio for the Christmas season from Christmas Day on 25 December 1734 to Epiphany on 6 January 1735. refresh your breast, feel the delight” (no. [5] For a more detailed discussion of this movement see Rathey, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, 197–207. While we had been servants of the devil before, now the Child has honored us by elevating us to the citizenry of the angels. The hymn setting is accompanied by the instruments, and we hear again the musical motives from the opening sinfonia, as well as the intricate juxtaposition of strings (now playing together with the voices) and the nasal sound of the oboes. The laws for the school (Schulordnung), recently revised in 1733, described the musical duties of the pupils by comparing them to a choir of angels: “When they are singing, they shall diligently remember the nature and the duties of the holy angels; this shall teach them that the singing of sacred songs is a glorious duty and how they should behave honorably while singing these songs.”[9], For Bach and his contemporaries, Christmas music was not only a way to set a sentimental mood, not only the celebration of a “Silent Night” or the sonic memory of jingling bells. This is the case here as well. Bach was then Thomaskantor, responsible for church music at four churches in Leipzig, a position he had assumed in 1723. [5] Symbolically speaking, the angels serve as a model for the music of the shepherds. Bach therefore decided to split the oratorio into six separate parts, each of them to be performed before the sermon in morning services of one of the two major churches in Leipzig. It comprises six cantatas, suitable for performing separately during the so-called twelve days of Christmas. Although Troutbeck’s translation tried to … Bach. [4] Cf. But again, the shepherds do not only appear as passive bystanders but the angel also encourages them to sing a lullaby for the newborn Child: “Then sing for him by his cradle—in a sweet tone and with united choir—this lullaby” (no. Auf, preiset die Tage (Shout for joy, exult, rise up, praise the day), BWV 248 I (also written as BWV 248 I), is a 1734 Christmas cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach that serves as the first part of his Christmas Oratorio. In particular, you can use {{Doubt | original sentence What is more, Christmas is probably the only Christian feast that has developed its own unmistakable musical idiom: triple meter, simple texture, slow harmonic rhythm, organ points—these are not only the ingredients for a musical pastoral but they likewise characterize a wide array of popular Christmas songs, from “In dulci jubilo” to “Silent Night.”, Even in a society like ours, where communal singing has lost most of its former significance, Christmas carols still count among the best-known songs with religious texts. . They belong to the feast like roasted chestnuts and peppermint sticks. . Each part is a cantata for 1 of 6 feast days within the 12 days of the Christmas season: The story begins with the birth of Jesus (for Christmas Day). [1] For an excellent overview of music and angels see Meredith J. Gill, Angels and the Order of Heaven in Medieval and Renaissance Italy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014), especially pages 112–134. - Rezitativ (Alt): "Sucht ihn in meiner Brust" by Anne Sofie von Otter and English Baroque Soloists and John Eliot Gardiner and The Monteverdi Choir 1:40 $1.29 I. Christmas and music seem to belong together. Bach (1685-1750) created his Christmas Oratorio during 1734 for performance in church over the ensuing Christmas period. They belong to the feast like roasted chestnuts and peppermint sticks. From the booklet of the Christmas Oratorio CD. Emmanuel Music is a Boston-based ensemble of singers and instrumentalists founded in 1970 by Craig Smith to perform the complete sacred cantatas of J.S. The music of the alto aria is soothing, with a lilting rhythm. 1, Article 1. . Bach’s sinfonia enacts this synthesis musically by leading the two musical choirs, which are distinct in motive and color, to a sonic synthesis. von Johann Friedrich Henrici [Picander]) With the edition of the Christmas Oratorio within the framework of the Stuttgart Bach Editions, Carus presents a scholarly edition for practical performance. Harmony between God and man is represented by musical harmony. 7, 9) Chorale Text: The goal was a sonic and spiritual harmony between heaven and earth. Available at http://ismreview.yale.edu, PDF: music-and-divine-encounter-in-bachs-christmas-oratorio_rathey, Music and Divine Encounter in Bach’s Christmas OratorioMarkus Rathey, The Magi and the Manger: Imaging Christmas in Ancient Art and RitualFelicity Harley-McGowan and Andrew McGowan, Sant’Apollinare Nuovo, RavennaArthur P. Urbano, Born in Us Today: The Gospel of IncarnationWendy Farley, A Meeting of Domestic and Liturgical Rites: Joy and Light in Orthodox ChristmasNicholas E. Denysenko, Christmas in Fear, or Looking over One’s Shoulder at the CrècheSusan K. Roll, The Grinch that Didn’t Steal Christmas: A Reformation StoryBruce Gordon, Can We Still See Calvary from Bethlehem?R. [3] The festive setting of the praise of the angels is the climax of Part II, only followed by a short recitative for bass and a final chorale stanza. We will join with you in song.” The text for the recitative finally spells out what the music had already represented several times, the combination of heavenly and human forces in the musical praise of God. 14). If this request was not resolved and is still valid, please re-request it by following the instructions at, This translation system has been deprecated in favour of, This page was last edited on 30 September 2009, at 21:47. [2] The first three parts were performed on the first, second, and third days of Christmas (Dec. 25–27), Part IV on New Year’s Day, Part V on the Sunday after New Year’s, and the last part on the Feast of the Epiphany, January 6, 1735. His major study of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio was published by Oxford University Press in 2016. However, the opening sinfonia is more than just a musical genre painting, it describes an encounter. Bach essentially follows the same pattern he had already used in the opening sinfonia, now applied to a setting of the central biblical text. 19). Feel the delight.”. I, Biel: Heilmann, 1746, col. 1039. But again, even before the voices of the singers enter, Bach has already displayed the different voices of the orchestra in fanfares of praise: first the drums, then the flutes, followed by the oboes and the trumpets. English Translation in Parallel Format Cantata BWV 248/1 - Shout for joy, exult, rise up, glorify the day Christmas Oratorio I: Event: Cantata for Christmas Day Readings: Epistle: Titus 2: 11-14 / Isaiah 9: 2-7; Gospel: Luke 2: 1-14 Text: Christian Friedrich Henrici (Picander); Paul Gerhardt (Mvt. In the Christmas Oratorio, Bach took virtually every solo from sacred music he had composed earlier and combined them with other choruses and instrumentals that were both new and old. The angelic Gloria is followed by a small recitative, sung by the bass voice, which connects the praise of the angels with the human response. The soothing sound of the Baroque pastoral and the festive splendor of concerto-movements from the first half of the eighteenth century seem to capture the Christmas spirit and are often appreciated even without a deeper knowledge of classical music. The opening chorus, “Celebrate, rejoice, rise up and… glorify what the Highest has done today,” was completely original. Bach: Christmas Oratorio WEIHNACHTS-ORATORIUM, BWV 248. 1). His listeners would have been familiar with paintings that associated the sound of the strings with the divine messengers. < 3: 4-7 / Acts 6: 8-15 & 7: 55-60; Gospel: Matthew 23: 35-39 / Luke 2: 15-20 It was never intended for performance in one sitting. After the announcement of Jesus’s birth, the text of the following recitative even calls the shepherds a “choir”: “What God has pledged to Abraham, he now lets be shown to the chorus of shepherds as fulfilled” (no. J.S. . The first line sung in the opening chorus of Part 6 reminds us that the character of Christmas is far from that of a Hallmark greeting card. .”[6] A theological treatise from 1746 formulates this synthesis thus: “In Christo und durch Christum stimmen himmel und erde, Gott, Engel und menschen wieder zusammen.”[7] (In Christ and through Christ heaven and earth, God, angel, and men sound together). [4] At the beginning of his sinfonia, Bach juxtaposes these two sonic groups: the strings begin, then they are interrupted by the oboes, then the strings take the lead again, and so forth. encounter during the translation process. The Christmas Oratorio (German: Weihnachts-Oratorium), BWV 248, is an oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach intended for performance in church during the Christmas season.It was written for the Christmas season of 1734 and incorporates music from earlier compositions, including three secular cantatas written during 1733 and 1734 and a largely lost church cantata, BWV 248a. 2. sharing the joy of Bach’s music by broadening audiences in the nation’s capital, 3. nurturing the appreciation of Bach’s music through education and community outreach activities, and 4. interpreting the music of Bach for audiences of today, thereby ensuring his legacy. [10] Music was part of how God revealed himself in the Christmas narrative, and it was at the same time a human answer: praise for the coming of Christ but also the expression of love and affection in the lullaby sung for the baby in the manger, “Sleep, my most beloved. Emmanuel Music continues to perform cycles of large-scale and chamber works by Bach, Handel, Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, Debussy, Haydn, Schoenberg, Weill, Wolf, Medelssohn, and Schumann under Artistic Director Ryan Turner. Earthly music was a reflection of heavenly music; the voices of the human choir emulated the angelic voices. Add to cart. Its first cantata, Jauchzet, frohlocket! After the alto lullaby, the Evangelist announces the arrival of the heavenly hosts, and the angels sing their “May honor be to God on high,” the angelic Gloria. The students of the St. Thomas School who sang the work in 1734/35 would have been familiar with this idea. It consists of six cantatas that between them tell the story of the Nativity, and the events of the following week or so. [3] The translations of the texts from Bach’s oratorio follow the excellent translation by Michael Marissen, Bach’s Oratorios: The Parallel German-English Texts with Annotations (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008). However, his many other responsibilities, such as raising 20 … . I. Friday, 12.25.20 at 8 p.m. YouTube & Facebook. Bach's Christmas oratorio // On St. Nicolas-Day, the choir of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden is performing Johann Sebastian Bach's famous Christmas oratorio in the impressive atmosphere [...] of the Church of Gethsemane. As he had already done in the opening sinfonia, Bach establishes a juxtaposition between the divine sphere in the first section and the human sphere in the second section; in the third section, he leads these two spheres to a synthesis by combining musical ideas from the first two sections. . CHRISTMAS ORATORIO Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248 [6] For the original text see Rathey, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, 206. Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, and the Christmas sections from Handel’s Messiah are an integral part of the public and private soundscapes between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve.

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