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Tears into WineJ. S. Bach's Cantata 21 in its Musical and Theological Contexts$
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Eric Chafe

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780190217297

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190217297.001.0001

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Descent and Indwelling

Descent and Indwelling

Cantata 172

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(p.529) 12 Descent and Indwelling
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Tears into Wine
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Eric Chafe

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190217297.003.0013

This chapter is an in-depth study of Bach’s first Pentecost cantata, BWV 172, composed as the fourth cantata of Bach’s first cantata cycle in 1714. It bridges between Cantata 12 of four weeks before and Cantata 21 of four weeks later. It follows a design of “descending” keys, beginning in C major and outlining a triadic descent through A minor to F major, in which it ends. Its penultimate movement is simultaneously a ground-bass movement, a dialog between the soul and the Holy Spirit, and a chorale prelude.

Keywords:   Pentecost, Erschallet ihr Lieder, Philipp Nicolai, chorale prelude, catabasis cantata

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