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Subject

Author

Date

Mass in B Minor, BWV 232

Teri Noel Towe

1991

Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244

Teri Noel Towe

1991

Saint John Passion, BWV 245

Teri Noel Towe

1991

Bach’s B minor Mass on Period Instruments [Comparative review of 9 recordings]

Donald Satz

Feb-Mar 2000

A Bottomless Bucket of Bach - Christmas Oratorio

Donald Satz

Apr 2000

Text, music and performative interpretation in Bach’s cantata Ich habe genug

Uri Golomb

Mar 2001

An Interview with Pieter Jan Leusink

Peter Bloemendaal

Mar 2001

Bach’s St. Matthew Passion from Harnoncourt [Comparative review of 9 recordings]

Donald Satz

Mar-May 2001

The Esoteric Bach

Thomas Braatz

Apr 2001

Anti-Judaism and Bach’s Cantata BWV 4

Richard A. Goodman

July 2001

Bach and a Play of Passion

Prof. Jonathan Freeman-Attwood

Jan 2002

- Complete Musical Extracts

   

- Feedback to the Article

   

Sacred performance and sacred symbolism

Boyd Pehrson

Jan 2002

Like Father, Like Son

Boyd Pehrson

Feb 2002

The “Shortening of the Supporting Notes” in the Bc of Bach’s ‘Secco’ Recitatives

Thomas Braatz

Apr 2002

- Feedback to the Article

   

Two Easter St. Matthew Passions (Plus One)

Uri Golomb

May 2002

- Feedback to the Article

   

Interview with the Baritone Barry McDaniel

Aryeh Oron

July 2002

- Part 1 - Beginnings, early stages

   

- Part 2 - Bach

   

- Part 3 - Musical career

   

- Part 4 - Various matters

   

- Feedback to the Interview

   

Interview with the Boy Alto & Bass Panajotis (Panito) Iconomou

Aryeh Oron

Sep-Nov 2002

- Part 1 - Beginnings

   

- Part 2 - Singing with the Tölzer Knabenchor

   

- Feedback to the Interview

   

Günther Ramin 1898-1956 - Thomaskantor 1940-1956

Michael Meacock

Feb 1999

Playing Plain Recitative in Bach's Vocal Works

Bradley Lehman

Apr 2003

Performance Practice: Plain Recitative In Bach's Vocal Works
(updated and fuller version of the above)

Bradley Lehman

Sep 2003

In Balance with Bach - an interview with Frank Wakelkamp, cellist on the Leusink Bach Cantatas recordings

Peter Bloemendaal

May 2003

Interview with Schreier

Are Söholt

Nov 2003

Sellars Staging

Uri Golomb

Jan 2004

Robert Bloom (1908-1994): In Appreciation

Norman B. Schwartz

Jun 2004

In Defense of Bach

John Reese

Jun 2004

- Feedback to the Article

   

The Passion according to Saint Matthew BWV 244

Joshua Rifkin

Early 1970’s

The Keyboard Temperament of J. S. Bach

John Charles Francis

Jun 2004

- Music Examples

John Charles Francis

Jun-July 2004

- Feedback to the Article: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

   

The Passion of Saint John, BWV 245

Michael Steinberg

Aug 2004

St. John Passion

Audrey Wong & Norm Proctor

Jun 1994

The Need for Bach: A discussion of his life, Jauchzet Gott in Allen Landen, BWV 51 and Ich habe genung, BWV 82

Sean Burton

Oct 2004

Program Notes to Jesu, der du meine, Seele BWV 78

Sean Burton

Oct 2004

Program Notes to Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen, BWV 56

Sean Burton

Oct 2004

Four Town Pipers, Three Professional Fiddlers, and One Apprentice...

David Sherr

Nov 2004

Hidden Chorale Melody Allusions

Thomas Braatz

Dec 2004

BWV 524 Quodlibet (Fragment) “Was seind das vor grosse Schlösser”

Thomas Braatz

Dec 2004

The Quodlibet as Represented in Bach’s Final Goldberg Variation BWV 988/30

Thomas Braatz

Jan 2005

Congregational Singing

From the MGG I (Bärenreiter):

1986

The St. John Passion on stage

Uri Golomb

Apr 2000

András Schiff/Philharmonia Orchestra: Johann Sebastian Bach, 2000

Uri Golomb

Oct 2000

Bach, the Grape-Stamper (BWV 43/7)

Thomas Braatz

Jun 2005

'Death' in Bach's sacred libretti

Thomas Braatz

Jun 2005

Bach’s Choir and Orchestra

Ton Koopman

1999

Das Wohltemperirte Clavier -  Pitch, Tuning and Temperament Design

John Charles Francis

Jul 2005

- Das Wohltemperirte Clavier -  Frequencies for tuning instruments to the cammerton temperament

   

Bach Without Fear

Nicholas McGegan

Jun 2005

- Feedback to the Article

   

Laus Deo

Thomas Braatz

July 2005

The Origin of the Texts of the Chorales

Albert Schweitzer

1908

The Origin of the Melodies of the Chorales

Albert Schweitzer

1908

The Chorale in the Church Service

Albert Schweitzer

1908

Choral / Chorale

Charles Sanford Terry

1952

The Hänfling/Bümler Temperament - A Trigger for Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier?

Thomas Braatz

Nov 2005

JS Bach:- the developing composer:- a critical examination and comparison of BWV 1 & BWV 4 from the Second Cycle of Leipzig Cantatas

Julian Mincham

Jan 2006

Friedrich Suppig's Diagrammatic Tunings [PDF]

John Charles Francis

Mar 2006

The Art of Fugue: Expanding the Limits!

Ewald Demeyere

Apr 2006

Tuning Interpretation of Bach's '1722 Seal' as Beats Per Second

John Charles Francis

Apr 2006

The History of the Breitkopf Collection of J. S. Bach’s Four-Part Chorales

Thomas Braatz

Sep 2006

The Relationship between BWV 244a (Trauermusik) and BWV 244b (SMP Frühfassung) [PDF]

Thomas Braatz

Dec 2006

Striking the right tone

Haggai Hitron

Feb 2007

The Rise and Fall of the Stübel Theory [PDF]

Thomas Braatz

Apr 2007

The Rise and Fall of the Stübel Theory [HTML]

Apr 2007

- Feedback to the Article

School Rules and Regulations for the St. Thomas School of Leipzig, as Established and Decreed by the Most Honorable City Council of Leipzig Immanuel Tietzen, Printer, 1723 [all in PDF 8 format]:
1. Preface
2. Original German text
3. English Translation (by Thomas Braatz)
4. Organizional Structure of the Thomasschule in Leipzig
5. Bach and the Schulordnung - Separating Myth from Reality
6. Appendix
7. Organizational Structure of Leipzig's Governmental Bodies during J.S. Bach's Service: School, Church, and University [htm]

Thomas Braatz

Oct-Dec 2007

Tuning and Temperament (An excerpt from Peter Williams' J.S. Bach: A Life in Music, Cambridge University Press, 2007, pp. 333-338) [PDF]

Peter Williams

2007

Implication of Bach’s Title "Well Tempered Clavier"

Peter Metcalf

Apr 2008

The Practical and Personality Conflicts of J. S. Bach in Leipzig 1730

Peter Metcalf

Apr-Jun 2008

Evidence for the Size of Bach’s Primary Choir

Thomas Braatz

May 2008

Bach’s Collegium musicum in Leipzig and Its History

Thomas Braatz

Jul 2008

- Feedback to the Article

Opera and the Dramma per Musica

Thomas Braatz

Jul 2008

Bach’s Dramatic Music: Serenades, Drammi per Musica, Oratorios [PDF]
Bach’s Dramatic Music: Serenades, Drammi per Musica, Oratorios [HTML]

William Hoffman

Aug 2008

How fast could and did Baroque composers compose cantatas?

Thomas Braatz

Sep 2008

Cantabile [PDF]

Thomas Braatz

Oct 2008

The Besht or Bach? Or Both?

Shoshannah Brombacher

Nov 2008

Was J.S. Bach an Atheist?

Wolfgang Eubel

Dec 2008

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - Early History (A Selective, Annotated Bibliography)

William Hoffman

Apr 2009

Spiritual Sources of Bach's St. Matthew Passion

William Hoffman

Apr 2009

Bach and the “Great Passion“

David Glenn Lebut Jr.

Apr 2009

The Genesis of Bach's `Great Passion': 1724-29 [PDF]

William Hoffman

Apr 2009

Early Performances of Bach's SMP

Thomas Braatz

Apr 2009

Bach & Prince Leopold

Emily Gojko

Apr 2009

Bach's use of the cut-time time signature [PDF]

Thomas Braatz

Jul 2009

Music for the Mass in Bach's Time

Douglas Cowling

Sep 2009

J.S. Bach's Performance Environment in the Nikolaikirche from 1723 to 1750 [PDF]

Thomas Braatz

Nov 2009

Arnold Schering on "Who sang the soprano and alto parts in Bach's cantatas?" [PDF]

Thomas Braatz

Nov 2009

Bach's Definition of Chor in his Autograph Documents [PDF]

Thomas Braatz

Nov 2009

Another Chink in Rifkin's OVPP Theory [PDF]

Thomas Braatz

Dec 2009

Information about Bach’s Motets with a Specific Examination of BWV 226 Extracted from Klaus Hofmann’s Book on This Subject - Summaries and Translations [PDF]

Thomas Braatz

Jan 2010

Picander - quotation from Spitta's book: "J.S. Bach" [PDF]

Thomas Braatz

Feb 2010

Telemann's Doubling of Bass Parts [PDF]

Thomas Braatz

Feb 2010

Literary Origins of Bach’s St. John Passion: 1704-1717

William Hoffman

Mar 2010

Bach’s Passion Pursuit

William Hoffman

Mar 2010

J.S. Bach's Use of Trombones [PDF]

Thomas Braatz

Apr 2010

The Historical Figures of the Birthday Cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach [PDF]

Marva J. Watson

May 2010

Easter Oratorio BWV 249 - An Examination of its Sources and Development [PDF]

Thomas Braatz

Sep 2010

Hierarchies and continuities in televised productions of Bach’s Passions

Uri Golomb

Sep 2010

The OVPP (One Vocalist Per Part) Controversy [PDF]

Thomas Braatz

Dec 2010

Bach’s Oratorios [PDF]

Uri Golomb

Oct 2007

J.S. Bach’s The Art of Fugue [PDF]

Uri Golomb

Feb 2006

Liturgical drama in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion [PDF]

Uri Golomb

Apr 2006

Bach’s Four Missae [PDF]

Uri Golomb

Dec 2008

Rhetoric in the Performance of Baroque Music [PDF]

Uri Golomb

Apr 2008

Interview with Ton Koopman [PDF]

Uri Golomb

Sep 2003

Interview with Joshua Rifkin [PDF]

Uri Golomb

Jun 2008

BWV 248/19 “Schlafe, mein Liebster” - A Background Study with Focus on the Colla Parte Flauto Traverso Part [PDF]

Thomas Braatz

Jan 2011

Bach’s Well Tempered Tuning [PDF]

John Charles Francis

Feb 2011

Using Composition Theory to Analyze a Work by J.S. Bach [PDF]

John Reese

May 2011

Latin Church Music

William Hoffman

Jul 2011

On “der Held/Löwe aus Juda” (The Lion in the texts of Bach Cantatas) [PDF]

Thomas Braatz

Sep 2011

Bach and the “Snake-Fire-Sprayers” - Fire-Fighting Regulations and Equipment During Bach’s Time in Leipzig [PDF]

Thomas Braatz

Sep 2011

Bach and the Beggars

Thomas Braatz

Oct 2011

Cantata Cycle by Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel performed by Bach in Leipzig:

- Ein weiterer Kantatenjahrgang Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel’s in Bach’s Aufführungsrepertoire Bach-Jahrbuch 2009] [PDF]

Andreas Glöckner

2009

- Is there another cantata cycle by Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel that belonged to Bach’s performance repertoire? [from the Bach-Jahrbuch 2009] [PDF]

Andreas Glöckner, translated by Thomas Braatz

Jan 2012

- Ein unbekanntes Leipziger Kantatetextheft aus der Jahr 1735 - Neues zum Thema Bach and Stölzel Bach-Jahrbuch 2009] [PDF]

Marc-Roderich Pfau

2009

The Problematical Origins of the “Generalbaßlehre of 1738” [PDF]

Thomas Braatz

Jan 2012

The Rules Established for the Thomasschule by a Noble and Very Wise Leipzig City Council - Printed by Bernhard Christoph Breitkopf Leipzig, 1733 - Original German Text [PDF]

Thomas Braatz

Feb 2012

The Rules Established for the Thomasschule by a Noble and Very Wise Leipzig City Council - Printed by Bernhard Christoph Breitkopf Leipzig, 1733 - English Translation [PDF]

Thomas Braatz

Feb 2012

J.S. Bach: Orgelbüchlein, Köthen, after 1720? [PDF]

Thomas Braatz

Feb 2012

Narrative Parody In Bach's St. Mark Passion [PDF]

William Hoffman

May 2000, Mar 2012

Bach’s Bells - Mors certa, hora incerta [PDF]

Thomas Braatz

Mar 2012

Bach and Mahler [PDF]

William Hoffman

May 2012

Documentary Evidence Revealing the Contemporary Performance Practices For Bach’s Organo (Basso Continuo) Parts [PDF]

Thomas Braatz

Sep 2012

Mattheson on OVPP/OPPP [PDF]

Thomas Braatz

Sep 2012

Esoteric Keyboard Temperaments of J. S. Bach [PDF]

Charles Francis

2005

Bach’s Text and Music Business Connections [PDF]

Thomas Braatz

Aug 2013

Translation of a first-hand account describing the location in Leipzig where Catholics were holding their services in 1728 [PDF]

Thomas Braatz

Sep 2013

The Marche movement in BWV 207 and BWV 207a [PDF]

Thomas Braatz

Sep 2013

Liturgy and Music in Leipzig’s Main Churches by Martin Petzoldt [PDF]

Thomas Braatz

Oct 2013

Size of Bach's music paper [PDF]

Thomas Braatz

Feb 2014

BWV 56 “Ich will den Xstab gerne tragen” - An Attempt to Trace the Symbols and Other Poetic Expressions in the Libretto Back to Their Original Sources [PDF]

Thomas Braatz

Apr 2014

Autograph score and parts of 8 Cantatas for the Second and Third Days of Christmas set to Lehms texts [PDF]

Thomas Braatz

Apr 2014

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