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Bach, Johann Sebastian: Coro: "Wo soll ich fliehen hin" for Woodwind Ensemble

Coro: "Wo soll ich fliehen hin" for Woodwind Ensemble
BWV 5 No. 1
Johann Sebastian Bach

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Composer :Johann Sebastian BachBach, Johann Sebastian (1685 - 1750)
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Wind quartet

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Johann Sebastian BachMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750) was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist of the Baroque period. He enriched many established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France. Bach's compositions include the Brandenburg Concertos, the Mass in B minor, the The Well-Tempered Clavier, his cantatas, chorales, partitas, Passions, and organ works. His music is revered for its intellectual depth, technical command, and artistic beauty.

Composed for the Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity, which fell on October 15, 1724, Bach's Cantata No. 5 "Wo soll ich fliehen hin" (Whither shall I flee) (BWV 5) sets a chorale by Johann Heermann as its outer movements and a text by an unknown author for its five central solo movements. The cantata's textural and musical structure is divided into two halves, with the opening three movements concentrating on the Old Testament notion of terrible punishment for those who have grievously sinned by a vengeful Lord and the closing four movements concentrating on the New Testament notion of redemption from those sins by a forgiving Christ. The cantata is scored for bass, tenor, alto and soprano soloists, chorus, pairs of oboes, strings, basso continuo, and a solo slide trumpet in the first, fifth, and sixth movements. The cantata is in G minor with its first, second, fourth, sixth, and seventh movements in the tonic, its third movement in E flat major, and its fifth in B flat major. The first movement opens with a powerful orchestral fugue that gives way to a choral fugue based on the chorale melody intoned by the sopranos and doubled by the slide trumpet. The second movement is an agonized recitative for bass soloist and continuo. The third movement is a more hopeful da capo aria in the form of a trio sonata for tenor and violin soloists plus continuo. The fourth movement is a heartrending recitative for soprano and oboe soloist plus continuo. The fifth movement is an assertive, accompanied aria for bass, with the solo slide trumpet joining the strings and continuo. "Wo soll ich fliehen hin" concludes with Heermann's chorale for the chorus and entire instrumental ensemble.

The cantata text is based on the chorale in eleven stanzas Wo soll ich fliehen hin by Johann Heermann, published in 1630, which is recommended for the Sunday in the Dresdner Gesangbuch. "Wo soll ich fliehen hin" (Where should I fly from here) is the opening Coro (Chorus Mvt. 1). Bach gave the tune in unadorned long notes to the soprano, reinforced by the trumpet. The vocal parts are embedded in an independent instrumental concerto. The motifs of the instruments, which also appear in the lower voices, are derived from the tune, following the upward movement of its first line and the downward movement of its second line. Both other recitatives are secco.

Although this piece was originally created for chorus, brass, strings and continuo, I created this arrangement for Woodwind Ensemble (Flutes (2), Oboes (2), Bb Clarinet & Bassoon).
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