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Austin Baroque Orchestra & Chorus

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Austin Baroque Orchestra & Chorus

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Austin Baroque Orchestra & Chorus

March 14th, 2015, 8:00PM

Austin Baroque Orchestra & Chorus

By the eighteenth century, the term cantata generally referred to one or two specific musical genres, but before the word cantata had these distinct meanings, it simply referred to any piece meant to be sung, usually with instrumental accompaniment. In the spirit of that earlier and broader definition that we present a selection of Baroque works for choir and orchestra, including J.S. Bach’s cantata *Jesu, der du meine Seele*, Charpentier’s sumptuous and martial *Te Deum*, Jerúsalem’s ode *Al combate* (receiving its Texas and period-instrument premiere), and *Ad pedes* from Buxtehude's moving *Membra Jesu nostri*. Though they're not all cantatas in the strictest sense, we'll show you that a "cantata" by any other name sounds just as sweet.

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach

1685-1750 Bach was a master of the keyboard instruments of his day, particularly the organ, harpsichord and clavichord. He documented the "well-tempered" method of tuning for early stringed keyboard instruments.

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Crumhorn

Crumhorn

A capped reed in the woodwind family, developed in the Renaissance period. Its name means "bent horn."

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