Baroque Music on Period Instruments

Coffeehouse Conversation – this Sunday, February 28, 3:00 PM on Zoom

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Reading (optional)
Gordon, The Little Bach Book, “Quotes about Bach,” 129–131 

Listening (note: translations may differ slightly depending upon the recording you choose)
J.S. Bach, St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 (in English)
    Movement 1, “Come, daughters, help me lament”*
Come, daughters, help me lament,
behold! - Whom? - the Bridegroom!
Behold him! - how? - As a Lamb.
Behold! - what? - behold the patience,
look! - where? - at our guilt.
See him, out of love and graciousness
bear the wood for the Cross Himself.
  O innocent Lamb of God,
  slaughtered on the trunk of the Cross,
  patient at all times,
  however you were scorned.
  you have borne all sins,
  otherwise we would have to despair.
  Have mercy on us, o Jesus.

J.S. Bach, St. John Passion, BWV 245 (in English)
    Movement 1, “Lord, our ruler”*
Lord, our ruler, Whose fame
In every land is glorious!
  Show us, through Your passion,
  That You, the true Son of God,
  Through all time,
  Even in the greatest humiliation,
  Have become transfigured!

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