The 39th Annual Baltimore Bach Marathon

March 22, 2015, 2-7 p.m.


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Celebrating its 39th year, the Baltimore Bach Marathon presented an afternoon and evening of music featuring the works of one of Western Classical music's greatest composers, Johann Sebastian Bach. This year's marathon, which will last from 2-7 p.m. on March 22,  featured works performed on organ, harpsichord, piano, violin, 'cello, flute, and more, culminating in a performance by the St. David's Choir of the motet Jesu, meine Freude. Sandwiches and cakes are made available at the Marathon starting at 4:00 p.m. in the Great Hall (a $5 donation is appreciated). The concert is free, but a $5 donation per hour attended helps to ensure that wonderful music continues to fill our church. Visit us on Facebook for up-to-date information, as well as preview videos of what's in store!


Schedule


NB: Due to the nature of the program, all timings below are approximate. To ensure you hear the musicians in which you are interested, please make sure to arrive at least 5-10 minutes early; of course, you won't be sorry--an early arrival just means more music for you!


2:00 – Douglas Buchanan, organ

Prelude and Fugue in E-flat Major, BWV 552, ~ 17’

 

2:25 – Bel Pianto Early Music Ensemble

          Janna Critz, Mezzo-Soprano, Andrew Hann, Tenor, Jeffrey Grabelle, bass viol, Theodore S. Davis, continuo

 

Gott hat uns im herigen Jahr Jahr gesegnet, from Gottlob! nun geht das Jahr zu Ende, BWV 28

 

“In meinnem Gott bin ich erfreut!”, from “Ach, ich sehe, itzt, da ich zur Hochzeiht gehe” BWV 162

 

“O Menschenkind,” from “O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort,” BWV 20 

 

“Der Zeiten Herr hat viel vergnügte Stunden,” from “Die Zeit, die Tag und Jahre macht” NWV 134a

 

Seit getreu, all Pein, from “Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen,” BWV 12

 

2:45 – John Nauman, piano


Bach/Busoni - Nun komm der Heiden Heiland

 

Bach/Busoni – Chaconne, from Partita no. 2 for solo violin, BWV 1004

 

Partita no. 1 in B-flat Major, BWV 825

            Praeludium

            Allemande

            Corrente

            Sarabande

            Menuet I

            Menuet II

            Gigue

 

Suite pour clavecin (“French Suite”) in G Major, BWV 816

            Allemande

            Courante

            Sarabande

            Gabotte

            Bourée

            Louré

            Gigue

 

3:45 – Peter Morey, Oboe, Sarah Thomas, Violin, and Douglas Buchanan, piano

           

Double Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C Minor, BWV 1060

                        Allegro

                        Adagio

                        Allegro

 

4:00 – Charm City Baroque

           Michael De Sapio, Violin, Marc Bellassai, harpsichord, Niccolo Seligmann, viola da gamba

 

Wir Christenleut, BWV 1090 from the Neuemeister chorales

 

            Sonata in g minor for Viola da Gamba and harpsichord, BWV 1029

                        Vivace

                        Adagio

                        Allegro

 

            Suite pour Clavessin in E Major (“French Suite no. 6”), BWV 817

                        * version by Heinrich Nicolaus Gerber, 1724/5

            Sarabande

Gavotte

Polonaise

Bourrée

Menuet

Gigue

 

            Sonata in f minor for Violin and Harpischord, BWV 1018

                        Lamento

                        Allegro

                        Adagio

                        Vivace

 

5:00 – Douglas Buchanan, piano


Aria mit verschiedenen Veraenderungen vors Clavicimbal mit 2 Manualen, BWV 988 (Aria with Diverse Variations, “Goldberg”)

 

Aria

Variation 1 a 1 Clav.

Variation 2 a 1 Clav.

Variation 3 a 1 Clav.—Canone all’Unisuono

Variation 4 a 1 Clav.

Variation 5 a 2 Clav.

Variation 6 a 1 Clav.—Canone alla Seconda

Variation 7 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav.—al tempo di Giga

Variation 8 a 2 Clav.

Variation 9 a 1 Clav.—Canone alla Terza

Variation 10 a 1 Clav.—Fughetta

Variation 11 a 2 Clav.

Variation 12—Canone alla Quarta

Variation 13 a 2 Clav.

Variation 14 a 2 Clav.

Variation 15 a 1 Clav.—Canone alla Quinta; Andante

Variation 16 a 1 Clav.—Ouverture

Variation 17 a 2 Clav.

Variation 18 a 1 Clav.—Canone alla Sesta

Variation 19 a 1 Clav.

Variation 20 a 2 Clav.

Variation 21—Canone alla Settima

Variation 22 a 1 Clav.—Alla breve

Variation 23 a 2 Clav.

Variation 24 a 1 Clav.—Canone all’Ottava

Variation 25 a 2 Clav.—adagio

Variation 26 a 2 Clav.

Variation 27 a 2 Clav.—Canone alla Nona

Variation 28 a 2 Clav.

Variation 29 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav.

Variation 30 a 1 Clav.—Quodlibet

Aria da capo

 

5:55 – Lauren Rausch, Violin

            Violin Sonata in G Minor, BWV 1001

            Adagio

 

6:00 – Amir Farsi, Flute

            Partita in A Minor for Solo Flute, BWV 1013

                        Allemande

                        Corrente

                        Sarabande

                        Bourrée anglaise

 

6:10 – S’amusant Early Music Ensemble

            Wade Davis, ‘Cello, and Patrick Merrill, harpsichord

           

            Trio Sonata in E Minor, BWV 528 (arr. Davis/Merill)

           

            Solo cello suite in D minor, BWV 1008

                        Prélude

            Allemande

            Courante

            Sarabande

            Menuett (I)

            Menuett (II)

Gigue

 

6:40 – The Choir of St. David’s

            Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227

 



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