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Excerpt from The Christmas Story, December 22, 2019

We hope you enjoy these two brief but joyful excerpts from one of the more rarely performed parts of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio: Fallt mit Danken, fallt mit Loben, and Jesus, richte mein Beginnen.
Washington Bach Consort, directed by Dana Marsh

 

Excerpt from The Christmas Story, December 22, 2019

The Bach Consort knows that we’re a long way from Christmas; but it seems that a little excerpt from the opening movement of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio might make a good start to the day—along with shot of espresso, of course! This is a live performance taken from our second Director’s Series program in December 2019, “The Christmas Story.”
Washington Bach Consort, directed by Dana Marsh

Excerpt from The Christmas Story, December 22, 2019

Hear music from the Bach Consort featuring Kristen Dubenion-Smith, mezzo-soprano, and Colin St Martin, traverso. From the Director’s Series concert on December 22, 2019, enjoy part of the aria, Schlafe, mein Liebster, from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.
Washington Bach Consort, directed by Dana Marsh

 

Excerpt from Easter & Ascension Oratorios, May 5, 2019

What happens when you take excerpts from the final movements of both Bach’s Easter and Ascension Oratorios? Double the fun! This recording is taken from a live performance of our director’s series program, “Easter and Ascension Oratorios” from May 2019.
Washington Bach Consort, directed by Dana Marsh

 

Excerpt from Easter & Ascension Oratorios, May 5, 2019

The Washington Bach Consort wants to raise your spirits with the opening movement of Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen, Bach’s Ascension Oratorio, BWV11. Our spirits were uplifted by this joyous musical outpouring and we hope that it lifts your feeling of well being today! This recording is taken from a live performance of our director’s series program, “Easter and Ascension Oratorios” from May 2019.
Washington Bach Consort, directed by Dana Marsh

Excerpt from Easter & Ascension Oratorios, May 5, 2019

From the Bach Consort’s “Easter & Ascension Oratorios,” we serenade you with the opening chorus from Bach’s joyous Easter Oratorio, Kommt eilet und laufet. Soloists are Matt Hill, tenor, and Richard Giarusso, bass-baritone. This is an excerpt from a live performance given by the Bach Consort in May 2019. Enjoy!
Washington Bach Consort, directed by Dana Marsh

Excerpt from A Royal Occasion, Sept. 22, 2019

From the Bach Consort’s “A Royal Occasion,” our live excerpt brings us to the opening movement of BWV 198, Lass Fürstin, lass noch einen Strahl (Trauerode), with music also thought to have been used in Bach’s St. Mark Passion, now lost.
Washington Bach Consort, directed by Dana Marsh
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Excerpt from A Royal Occasion, Sept. 22, 2019

From the Bach Consort’s “A Royal Occasion,” here is the first movement of BWV 106, Gottes Zeit its die allerbeste Zeit (Actus Tragicus). The opening instrumental sonatina features Joanna Blendulf and John Moran, violas da gamba; Vincent Lauzer and Peter Lim, recorders; with Jessica Powell-Eig, violone, and John Walthausen, continuo organ.
Washington Bach Consort, directed by Dana Marsh

Excerpt from The Christmas Story, Dec. 22, 2019

From the Bach Consort’s “The Christmas Story,” here is an excerpt from the opening chorus of the final cantata of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, “Herr, wenn die stolzen Feinde schnauben”
Washington Bach Consort, directed by Dana Marsh

 

 

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!