Handbook to Bach's Sacred Cantata Texts
An Interlinear Translation With Reference Guide to Biblical Quotations and Allusions
Hardcover ISBN: 0810829797
Identifies the scriptural references for the wording, imagery, and themes in Bach's 200 surviving church cantatas. Offers line-by-line translations, and summarizes the religious or literary themes of each text within the specific context of the cantata as a whole. Includes numerous indexes of movement summaries, chorale stanzas (including those appearing more than once), scriptural quotations and strict paraphrases, librettists, and first performance dates, with indexes of cantatas in chronological and liturgical order. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.