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(1685 - 1750)
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Bach, Johann Sebastian: Chorale: "Das alte Jahr vergangen ist" for String Quartet

Chorale: "Das alte Jahr vergangen ist" for String Quartet
BWV 1091
Johann Sebastian Bach




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

String Quartet

Style :

Baroque

Arranger :
Publisher :
Johann Sebastian BachMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Copyright :Public Domain
The Neumeister Collection is a compilation of 82 chorale preludes found in a manuscript copy produced by Johann Gottfried Neumeister (1757–1840). When the manuscript was rediscovered at the Yale University in the 1980s it appeared to contain 31 previously unknown early chorale settings by Johann Sebastian Bach, which were added to the BWV catalogue as Nos. 1090–1120 and published in 1985.

Bach's compositions have been performed and enjoyed for over two-and-a-half centuries. Some of them, however, are relative newcomers to the music scene, including this chorale prelude and the other 37 by Bach found in the Neumeister Collection by scholar Christoph Wolff in 1985. This one, "Das alte Jahr vergangen ist" (The old year is gone), is one of the composer's more somber efforts from that set, but perhaps one of his more rewarding. Though it is a very early work, showing the influence of Buxtehude, it is still a worthwhile composition. Like many of the Neumeister chorale preludes, it presents the chorale theme in skeletal sonorities at the outset. Atypically, though, the theme remains shrouded in rather modest dress and somber tones throughout, the music seeming to look back upon the year passed in the title with a nostalgic, melancholy gaze. As the piece progresses, its contrapuntal elements and deft harmonies impart a more varied character and depth, but the gloomy mood is never quite dispelled.

Source: AllMusic (https://www.allmusic.com/composition/das-alte-jahr-ver gangen-ist-ii-chorale-prelude-for-organ-neumeister-chor ale-no-2-bwv-1091-bc-k162-mc0002368961).

Although originally written for Organ, I created this Interpretation of the "Das alte Jahr vergangen ist" (The old year is gone) BWV 1091 for String Quartet (2 Violins, Viola & Cello).
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Sheet central :Das alte Jahr vergangen ist (3 sheet music)
Added by magataganm the 2018-10-09


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This sheet music is part of the collection of magataganm :
Viola Arrangements

Viola Arrangements
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