Singing Chorales with Bach: 11th Sunday After Trinity

Eleventh Sunday After Trinity Here are the English versions of the chorales used by Bach for his cantatas for the eleventh Sunday after Trinity. Readings: Old Test: Gen. 4:1-15 Epistle: 1 Cor. 15:1-10 Gospel: Luke 18:9-14 BWV 113 Chorale: Lord Jesus Christ, Thou highest good! Barholomäus Ringwaldt, 1588 Tr. Rev. G. W. Torrance, 1835-1907 TheContinue reading “Singing Chorales with Bach: 11th Sunday After Trinity”

Singing Chorales with Bach: 10th Sunday After Trinity

Tenth Sunday After Trinity Here are the English versions of the chorales used by Bach for his cantatas for the tenth Sunday after Trinity. Readings: Old Test: Jer. 8:4-12 Epistle: 1 Cor. 12:1-11 Gospel: Luke 19:41-48   BWV 46 Chorale: Great God of mighty pow’r B. Schnurr, sts 1-8; J. M. Meyfart, st.9, 1678 Tr.Continue reading “Singing Chorales with Bach: 10th Sunday After Trinity”

Singing Chorales with Bach: 9th Sunday After Trinity

Ninth Sunday After Trinity Here are the English versions of the chorales used by Bach for his cantatas for the ninth Sunday after Trinity. Readings: Old Test: 2 Sam. 22:26-34 Epistle: 1 Cor. 10:6-13 Gospel: Luke 16:1-9 BWV 94 Chorale: What is the World to Me? Georg Michael Pfefferkorn, 1645– 1732; Tr. August Crull, 1845–Continue reading “Singing Chorales with Bach: 9th Sunday After Trinity”

Singing Chorales with Bach: 8th Sunday After Trinity

Eighth Sunday After Trinity Here are the English versions of the chorales used by Bach for his cantatas for the eighth Sunday after Trinity. Readings: Old Test: Jer. 23:16-29 Epistle: Rom. 8:12-17 Gospel: Matt. 7:15-23 BWV 45 Chorale: O God, thou faithful God Johann Heermann, 1630 Tr. Catherine Winkworth, 1858, alt. Lutheran Service Book, #696;Continue reading “Singing Chorales with Bach: 8th Sunday After Trinity”

Singing Chorales with Bach: 7th Sunday After Trinity

Seventh Sunday After Trinity Here are the English versions of the chorales used by Bach for his cantatas for the seventh Sunday after Trinity. Readings: Old Test: Gen. 2:7-17 Epistle: Rom. 6:19-23 Gospel: Mark 8:1-9 BWV 186 Chorale: Salvation unto us has come Paul Speratus, 1484-1551 Tr.  The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941. Lutheran Service Book, #555; TheContinue reading “Singing Chorales with Bach: 7th Sunday After Trinity”

Article: The Tales That Really Matter: Exploring Lewis on the Veracity of the Christian Mythos

  Fairies at the Bottom of the Garden “Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”[i]  Douglas Adams has expressed a common viewpoint among an ever-rising generation of people who have cast off religion all together. The average ChristianContinue reading “Article: The Tales That Really Matter: Exploring Lewis on the Veracity of the Christian Mythos”

Article: Antico et Moderno: The History of Bach’s Great Catholic Mass

“Ky-ri-e!” The first notes thunder, and hearers today are stunned as they have been for nearly 300 years at the near perfection of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B Minor. In the autumn of his life, Bach set all his creative power to the task of writing a Missa Tota, a full musical setting ofContinue reading “Article: Antico et Moderno: The History of Bach’s Great Catholic Mass”