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J. S. Bach and the German Motet

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ISBN-10: 0521619769

ISBN-13: 9780521619769

Edition: 2005

Authors: Daniel R. Melamed

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The motets of J. S. Bach are probably the most sophisticated works ever composed in the genre. Professor Melamed finds plenty of evidence that motets and motet style played an important role in Bach's exploration of the musical past.
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Book details

List price: $47.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/17/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

List of tables
List of music examples
List of figures
Preface
List of abbreviations
Introduction
The Term and Concept 'Motet'
The term 'motet' in the first half of the eighteenth century
J. S. Bach's use of the term 'motet'
Bach's Motets
Bach's motets and their relation to the genre
Bach's earlier motets: rethinking authorship and dating
Bach's later motets: rethinking compositional history
Chronology, style, and performance practice of Bach's motets
Motet Style in Bach's Concerted Compositions
The concept of the motet-like movement
Motet style in Bach's church cantatas
Motet style in Bach's Latin works and oratorios
Bach's use of motet style in concerted works
Bach's Contact with Seventeenth-Century Motets
The history of the Altbachisches Archiv
J. S. Bach and the Altbachisches Archiv
Sebastian Knupfer, 'Erforsche mich, Gott'
Appendix
Bibliography
Index of J. S. Bach's works
Index of manuscript music sources
General Index