Recordings/Discussions
Background Information
Performer Bios

Poet/Composer Bios

Additional Information

Index to Discussions of General Topics

This section of the Bach Cantatas Website (BCW) contains discussions of General Topics relating to Bach & his music. Other discussions can be found in other sections of the BCW: discussions of specific works - at the Cantatas, Other Vocal Works and Instrumental Works sections and discussions of performers at the Performers section. Most of the discussions have been compiled from the Bach Cantatas Mailing List (BCML), Bach Recordings Mailing List (BRML) and Bach Musicology Mailing List (BCML).
If you want to discuss a general topic relating to Bach & his music, please send a message to the relevant Bach ML. If you are not yet a member of this ML, you are invited to join. The instructions how to join the Bach ML and how to post messages appear at:
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About the Bach Cantatas Website
Introduction
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Instruments
Bassoon in Bach’s Vocal Works: Part 1 | Part 2
Bells in Bach’s Vocal Works
Brass Instruments in Bach's Vocal Works
Bach and Chalemeau
Clarinet in Bach’s Vocal Works
Continuo in Bach’s Vocal Works:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8
Corno da caccia in Bach's Vocal Works
Flute in Bach's Vocal Works:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
Horn in Bach’s Vocal Works
Obbligato Instruments in Bach’s Vocal Works
Oboe & Oboe d’amore in Bach’s Vocal Works:
Part 1 | Part 2
Trombones in Bach’s Vocal Works
Trumpets in Bach’s Vocal Works:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Baroque D Trumpet Resonances | Bach's Compositions using trumpets or horns with timpani
Viola d’amore in Bach's Vocal Works
Viola da Gamba in Bach's Vocal Works
Violin in Bach's Vocal Works
Violoncello Piccolo in Bach's Vocal Works
Instrumentation

Radio, Concerts, Festivals
Concerts of Cantatas, Bach Festivals, Confrerences
Bach on iTunes
Bach on Ring Tones
Bach on Radio
The Pope & Bach

Recordings of Bach’s Vocal Works
Recordings of Cantatas & Recommended Canatas - General Discussions:
Year 1996 | Year 1998 | Year 1999 | Yerr 2000 | Year 2001 | Year 2002 | Year 2003 | Year 2004 | Year 2005-1 | Year 2005-2 | Year 2005-3 | Year 2006 | Year 2007 | Year 2008 | Year 2009 | Year 2010 | Year 2011 | Year 2012 | Year 2013
Art vs. Business
Introducing People to Bach
Brainwashing by Favourite Recordings
Listening to Bach's Vocal Works

Texts & Translations / Languages
Texts of Bach Cantatas
Translations of Texts of Bach's Vocal Works:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
Bach in English
Bach in Other Languages
Bach’s Librettists
Readings from the Bible
Hidden Text
Psalms in Bach’s Vocal Works
German Language in Bach's Time
Bach's Languages
Accent / German

Voices
Sopranos in Bach’s Vocal Works
Boy Soloists in Bach’s Vocal Works:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
Male sopranos in Bach’s Vocal Works
Altos in Bach’s Vocal Works
Counter-tenors in Bach’s Vocal Works:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
Tenors in Bach’s Vocal Works
Basses in Bach’s Vocal Works
Women in Bach’s Vocal Works:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
Men in Bach's Vocal Works
Castrati in Bach’s Vocal Works
Singers in Bach Vocal Works
Falsetto
Flawed Voice
Half-Voice:
Part 1 | Part 2
Light Voices
Number of Voices
Ripieni
Singing Bach:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
Vibrato:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
Voice Types

Choirs
Choir Form: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9
Boys’ Choirs
Modern Choir Schools
Multiple Choirs
OVPP (One-Voice-Per-Part):
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Part 12 | Part 13 | Part 14 | Part 15 | Part 16 | Part 17 | Part 18 | Part 19 | Part 20 | Part 21
Congregational Singing

Scores & Composition
Scores of Bach Cantatas:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
Bach’s Manuscripts:
Part 1 | Part 2
Bach’s Markings & Notation
Bach's Sets of Parts
Bach's Signature
Anna Magdalena as Copyist
Alla Breve
Canons
Cantata Keys
Commas
Counterpoint
Crotchets & Quavers
Dissonance
Double-Dotting
Epanalepsis
Fermata
Ghost(ed) Notes in Bach’s Vocal Works
Incipit
Meantone
Minims:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Minims - Examples from the Score
Music Notation Software
Scoring of Bach's Vocal Works
Tierce di Picardie
Trill
Bach Composing:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7
Divine Inspiration
The concept of the great composer
Sonata Development
Writing in the Bach’s Style
Re-Writing Bach
Cantata Style
Cantabile Bach
Chiasm in Bach's Vocal Works
Unison Passages
Passus duriusculus | Score Examples | Source Material
Circulatio | Source Material
Crosses |
Score Examples

Movements
Arias in Bach’s Vocal Works: Part 1 | Part 2
Chorales in Bach's Vocal Works:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6
Dance Movements in Bach’s vocal Works
Duets in Bach Cantatas
Recitatives in Bach’s Vocal Works:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Part 12 | Part 13 | Part 14
Instrumental Recitative
Sinfonias in Bach Cantatas
Trios in Bach’s Vocal Works
Bach’s Works with French Overture

Parodies, Reconstructions, Transcriptions
Arrangements of Bach’s Vocal Works
Bach on Computers
Completing Bach Work
Parodies in Bach’s Vocal Works:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
PDQ Bach
Reconstructions
Transcriptions

Numbering, Symbolism, etc.
BWV Numbering System:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
The Esoteric Bach
Number Symbolism in Bach Cantatas:
Part 1 | Part 2
Symbolism

Religion, Politics, etc.
Anti-semitism in Bach’s Vocal Works: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
Bach and Politics
Bach & Religion:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8
Bach and Nazis
Bach and Expressionism
Bach and Minimalism
Bach’s Secret
Jesus' Life
Martin Luther and Bach
Bach the Evangelist:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
The Passion according to Judas

Life of Bach
Bach’s Birthday:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
Bach's Body
Bach's Death and Funeral
Bach's Health
Bach’s Life:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
Bach's Education:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
Bach’s Time:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
Bach and Censorship
Bach in Time Machine
Bach Tour - Places associated with Bach:
Guide | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2
Face of Bach
J.S. Bach's Pictures
Movies on Bach
Anna Magdalena Bach
Performance Dates of Bach’s Vocal Works:
Chronology | Discussions
Bach the pedantic performer?
Invisible Bach
Bach as Conductor
Bach’s Personality
J.S. Bach’s Quote
Bach Family:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
Bach & Drinking
Bach in Arts & Memorabilia
Bach's Organs

Bach & Other Composers
See:
Bach & Other Composers
Bach's Choral Repertoire =
Bach’s Library =

Performance Practice
Acoustics: Part 1 | Part 2
Articulation
Audibility
Authenticity
Conducting Bach
Correctness:
Part 1 | Part 2
Effusiveness
Expressivity & Expression
Dynamics
Harmonic Rhythm
Harmony
Freedom of Expression
HIP (Historically Informed Performance):
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Part 12 | Part 13 | Part 14 | Part 15 | Part 16 | Part 17 | Part 18
Improvisation
Interpretation
Memorizing
Musicianship
Musicology vs. Performance
Notes Value
Ornamentation
Particularity, Objectivity, Subjectivity, Peculiarity
Perfect Execution / Precision / Perfection:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
Perfect Pitch
Practicing
Pronunciation:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
Rehearsing:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
Repeats
Scholarship
Second Thoughts about Bach
Singing Bach vs. Other Composers
Singing Style
Sight-Reading
Solo parts sung by more than one vocalist
Speed Freaks Do Bach
Taste in Music
Technical Matters
Tempo:
Part 1 | Part 2
Temperament / Key Character / Tuning:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6
Transposing
Performance of Bach’s Vocal Works:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Part 12 | Part 13 | Part 14 | Part 15 | Part 16 | Part 17 | Part 18 | Part 19
General Guide to approaching musical ideas

What, When & Where
What is a Cantata?
When are Cantatas played?
Where were the Cantatas performed?
Events in the Lutheran Church Year:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6
Liturgical Service
Readings from the Bible

Various Cantata Topics
A Capella Cantatas
Early Bach Cantatas:
Part 1 | Part 2
Easy Cantatas
Bach's Weimar Cantatas
First Leipzig Years
2nd Cycle of Bach Cantatas in Leipzig
3rd Cycle of Bach Cantatas in Leipzig
The Five Cycles
Lost Bach Cantatas
Fictional Cantatas
Secular Cantatas - General Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2
Two-Part Cantatas
Non-Bach Cantatas:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
Number of Cantatas
Cantatas in Church

Various Other Topics
Bach's Message
Baroque Dance Music
Spurious Bach Works
Romantic Bach
Kyrie Eleison
Bach Query
Various Discussions
Mass

Mailing Lists
Bach Cantatas Mailing List (BCML): Year 2003 | Year 2004 | Year 2005 | Year 2006 | Year 2007 | Year 2008: Part 1 | Part 2 | Year 2009 | Year 2011
Bach_Cantatas Mailing List
Bach Musicology Mailing List (BMML)
BeginnersBach Mailing List
Choral Talk
Bach Tatoo

Subjects of Cantatas & Motifs in Cantatas
Death in Bach Cantatas
Humour in Bach’s Vocal Works
Cantatas & Arias for Wedding
Cantatas for Funeral
Bach for Kids
Bach and Opera
Motifs in Bach Cantatas
Satires on Bach Cantatas
Imagery in Bach's Vocal Works
Events in the Church Year | Church Music Practice
Ascension
Cantatas for Reformation
Impromptus: Bach’s Themes
Vespers
Tunes in Bach's Vocal Works
Bach & Sex
Bach Theme (Query)
Cantatas as Drama

Members of the Bach Mailing Lists & Contributors to the BCW
Members of the BCML/BRML/BMML:
Year 1999 | Year 2000 | Year 2001 | Year 2002 | Year 2003 | Year 2004-1 | Year 2004-2 | Year 2004-3 | Year 2005-1 | Year 2005-2 | Year 2005-3 | Year 2006 | Year 2007 | Year 2008 | Year 2009 | Year 2010 | Year 2011 | Year 2012 | Year 2013
My First Cantata
Uri Golomb
Wim Huisjes - in Memoriam
Kurt Jensen
Julian Mincham
Profiles of Members & Contributors:
Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4
Aryeh Oron

Prepared by Aryeh Oron (November 2000 - October 2013)

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