Hendrik Slegtenhorst – J.S. Bach: Cantatas for Trinity I through VII

The cantata music of Johann Sebastian Bach delves deeply into the workings of the heart and into the understanding of our wandering soul. There is a profound interrelationship among all art, an interrelationship that is parallel to the natural one our bodies dwell in. Determining, and thus causing, one’s own thoughts creates one’s own experience…

Cosima Roselli, Sermon on the Mount (1481-2)

Understanding the Other – J.S. Bach, Cantata 170, at Trinity VI

Cantata 170, written in 1726 for Trinity VI, on doctrinal themes of righteousness, identity, and the imperative to understand the other, would appear to be for Bach’s third cantata cycle, but may have been used to fill a gap in the second. It is written for alto voice, oboe d’amore, strings, and organ obbligato (for…