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The Path of Faith - Carolina Pro Musica

  • Sharon Presbyterian Chapel 5201 Sharon Road Charlotte, NC, 28210 United States (map)

Tritt auf die Glaubensbahn, BWV 152

Rebecca Saunders, soprano

Carl DuPont, bass

Alicia Chapman, oboe

Karen Hite Jacob, continuo

Holly Maurer, viola da gamba

Gordon Ferrell, recorder

The cantata is intimate chamber music for only two voices, soprano and bass, and four solo instruments.[3] Christoph Wolff notes the "colourful and delicate effects achievable with these forces".[4] The opening sinfonia in two sections is reminiscent of a French overture, which Bach had used with a meaning in Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 61, a few weeks earlier. The theme of the fugue is similar to that of Bach's fugue for organ, BWV 536.[4] The fugue is one of few instrumental fugues in Bach's cantatas.[7]

Earlier Event: May 22
Later Event: November 4
Cyrano de Bergerac