adblocktest
Free sheet music
My account (login)



LIBRARY

Bach, Johann Sebastian Johann Sebastian Bach
Germany Germany
(1685 - 1750)
6590 sheet music
7220 MP3
1144 MIDI







"For 18 years we provide a free and legal service for free sheet music.

If you use and like Free-scores.com, thank you to consider support donation.

About / Member testimonies


Bach, Johann Sebastian: "Trotz dem alten Drachen" for Violin & Strings

"Trotz dem alten Drachen" for Violin & Strings
BWV 227 No. 5
Johann Sebastian Bach




Annotate this sheet music
Note the level :
Note the interest :


ListenDownload MP3 (3.54 Mo)99x 250x ViewDownload PDF : "Trotz dem alten Drachen" (BWV 227 No. 5) for Violin & Strings (3 pages - 103.39 Ko)418x
 

 
Now that you have this PDF score, member's artist are waiting for a feedback from you in exchange of this free access.

Please log in or create a free account so you can :





leave your comment
notate the skill level of this score
assign an heart (and thus participate in improving the relevance of the ranking)
add this score to your library
add your audio or video interpretation


Log in or sign up for free
and participate in the Free-scores.com community



Composer :Johann Sebastian BachBach, Johann Sebastian (1685 - 1750)
Instrumentation :

3 violins, viola, and cello

Style :

Baroque

Arranger :
Publisher :
Johann Sebastian BachMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Copyright :Public Domain
"Jesu, meine Freude" ("Jesus, My Joy") is a motet composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. The work, which takes its title from the chorale by Johann Franck on which it is based, is also known as Motet No. 3 in E minor, BWV 227. The stanzas of the chorale are interspersed with passages from the Epistle to the Romans.

Bach's organ piece, chorale prelude BWV 610, bears the same title. This work, which is earlier and shorter than the motet, is based on the same chorale melody by Johann Crüger. There are six authenticated funeral motets (BWV 225--230) written for St Thomas's Church, Leipzig, between 1723 and 1727.

To Bach's contemporaries "motet" meant a simple vocal work without independent instrumental parts (though instruments sometimes doubled the voices). Motets often began the Sunday service, and were typically sung by inexperienced singers. In a 1730 memo to the Leipzig town council, Bach mentioned boys in his school who were "motet singers, who need further training in order to be used eventually for figured music," by which he meant the more elaborate and demanding music of the cantatas. But Bach's own motets, like all his music, are quite demanding, and he likely did not use them in church services. It is not clear exactly what their purpose was. One of them is known to have been sung at a prominent person's funeral, but theories about specific occasions for his other motets, including Jesu, meine Freude, have not held up over the years.

Most 18th-century Lutheran church music is based on hymns, called "chorales," that dated from the previous two centuries and were familiar to everyone. In Jesu, meine Freude, the odd-numbered movements are settings of verses of Johann Franck's 1653 chorale of the same name, while the even-numbered movements set excerpts of Paul's Epistle to the Romans. The eleven movements have an overarching symmetry, much of it not apparent, or important, to the listener, though it's worth noting that the first and last movements are identical harmonizations of the chorale, the second and tenth movements work with the same musical material, the central sixth movement is an elaborate fugue, and Bach reduces the texture to three voices in the fourth and eighth movements.

Although "Trotz dem alten Drachen" ("Defiance to the old dragon") was originally written for Chorus (SATB), I created this arrangement for Solo Violin and Strings (2 Violins, Viola & Cello).
Source / Web :MuseScore
Sheet central :Jesu, meine Freude (26 sheet music)
Added by magataganm the 2014-01-02


0 comment



Report problem


This sheet music is part of the collection of magataganm :
Mike Magatagan's Arrangements
Arrangements musicaux de Mike Magatagan
Musical Arrangements of Mike Magatagan
Sheet music list :
› "A Che Più Strali" for Brass Ensemble - Brass Quartet
› "Are You Sleeping?" for Steel Orchestra - Percussion Ensemble
› "Benedictus" from the Mass in B Minor for Mandolin & Guitars
› "Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf" for Double String Quartet - String Quartet
› "Domino Clasula" for String Quartet - String Quartet
› "Etude" from "12 Morceaux" for Marimba Duet
› "Every Valley Shall Be Exalted" for Steel Orchestra - Percussion Ensemble
› "Fanfare for a King" for Trumpet Quartet
› "Fanfare-Rondeau"for Steel Orchestra - Percussion Ensemble
› "Folk Song" from "Lieder ohne Worte" for Trumpet & Strings