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Excerpt from A Royal Occasion, Sept. 22, 2019

From the Bach Consort’s opening season performance entitled, “A Royal Occasion,” we offer excerpts from George Frideric Handel’s 1727 coronation anthem, “My heart is inditing.” This work was performed toward the latter part of the ceremony, after the King’s crowning, to mark the coronation of the Queen. Enjoy!
Washington Bach Consort, directed by Dana Marsh

 

 

Excerpt from A Royal Occasion, Sept. 22, 2019

From the Washington Bach Consort’s opening concert in September, “A Royal Occasion,” here are excerpts from the second and third movements of Handel’s coronation anthem, “Let thy hand be strengthened,” (Let justice and judgement/Alleluia). 
Washington Bach Consort, directed by Dana Marsh

 

 

Excerpt from A Royal Occasion, Sept. 22, 2019

From our season opener, “Music for a Royal Occasion,” we’re pleased to share the opening movement of GF Handel’s glorious anthem, “Let thy hand be strengthened,” first performed at the coronation of King George II of England in 1727.
Washington Bach Consort, directed by Dana Marsh

 

Excerpt from A Royal Occasion, Sept. 22, 2019

From our season opener, “Music for a Royal Occasion,” we’re pleased to share the final choral movement of JS Bach’s deeply moving, ceremonial work, Trauerode (BWV 198), “Doch Königen, du stirbest nicht.” The piece was first performed in 1727 at a special service in the Paulinerkirche (university church in Leipzig) in memory of Christiane Eberhardine, Electoral Princess of Saxony and nominal Queen of Poland.
Washington Bach Consort, directed by Dana Marsh

Excerpt from Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal, BWV 146, May 7, 2019

Enjoy this haunting excerpt from our final, free noontime cantata performance of the 2018–19 season!

 

 

Excerpt from Bach & the Italian Influence, Mar. 10, 2019

Beginning the Bach baroque dance chart, here are brief excerpts from the Courant, Gavotte and Forlane movements of Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV 1066, performed by the Washington Bach Consort on Sunday March 10, 2019. Enjoy!

 

Excerpt from Bach & the Italian Influence, Mar. 10, 2019

Here’s an abridged excerpt from the Overture movement of Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV 1066, from a live performance of the Washington Bach Consort on Sunday March 10, 2019.

 
 

Excerpt from the Noontime Cantata Series, Oct. 2, 2018

We’re delighted to share a bit of a live cantata performance from October 2018! Here’s an excerpt from the first movement of BWV 8, Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben?
 
Oboes d’Amore – Meg Owens, Fatma Daglar
Flauto Traverso – Colin St Martin

Excerpt from Handel & Bach: Sing a New Song, Sept. 16, 2018

Here’s more of our abridged musical journey through Handel’s Ode on St Cecilia’s Day, performed by the Washington Bach Consort back in September. We’ll hear an exquisite excerpt featuring soprano Amy Broadbent singing the Air, “What passion cannot music raise or quell?”, with Doug Poplin, solo cellist, followed by Kyle Tomlin’s heroic “The trumpet’s loud clangor excites us to arms!”, with trumpeters led by Josh Cohen. Artistic Director, Dana Marsh conducts.

Excerpt from Handel & Bach: Sing a New Song, Sept. 16, 2018

Excerpt from the final movements of Bach’s iconic Magnificat performed by the Consort chorus and orchestra.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Excerpt from Handel & Bach: Sing a New Song, Sept. 16, 2018

For your musical delectation, we’re adding a few more excerpts from our September concert that feature our wonderful orchestra and take us on an abridged, crossfaded journey through the opening movements of Handel’s Ode for St Cecilia’s Day. Tenor Kyle Tomlin and the chorus join.

 

Excerpt from Handel & Bach: Sing a New Song, Sept. 16, 2018

Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 190; excerpts from the first and final movements.

We’re thrilled to share these two excerpts recorded live at our first concert on September 16th with new artistic director, Dana Marsh. We’ll drop you in at about the 2 minute mark—fasten your seat belts!