A survey of the unique origins of choral music. Juxtaposed with audio samples of each composer’s final works, we aim to show where the journey begins and ends. Select works include Bach’s first church cantata, BWV 4: Christ lag in Todesbanden and Christoph Graupner’s 1709 cantata Ach wo nun hin, performed from a modern edition by Marius Bahnean, director of choral activities at Tennessee Wesleyan University, who will give a pre-concert lecture on the importance of Graupner as an originator. Sponsored by the Department of Music.
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