Something for non-Christian fans of Bach’s sacred music
Posted by Dave Bath on 2008-11-23
A couple of questions for readers that might push some types of posts and some of my hobby work:
- How many of you are Bach fans?
- How many of you Bach fans are not Christians, but love his sacred music?
- How many of those people would like “sacriligeous” versions with the vocals replaced by instruments?
If any of you fit into any of these categories, try the MP3 files over the fold that I’ve generated (mainly with Rosegarden Linux Midi Editor), add comments with criticism or praise (especially voting for which of my renderings you like the most), and I’ll take it into account when preparing more tracks at home and uploading them for you.
Most are hanging somewhere under this page, and maybe there will be more that are not listed here.
- BWV 24.6 (from “Ein ungefärbt Gemüte”)
- BWV 82.1 (“Ich habe genüg”)
- BWV 98.1 (“Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan”)
- BWV 107.7 (“Herr, gib, dass ich dein Ehre” from “Was willst du dich betrüben”)
- BWV 138.7 (from “Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz”)
- BWV 140.1 (“”Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme””)
- BWV 248.42 (from Christmas Oratorio)
- BWV 593.1 (an Organ Concerto, although Bach might not appreciate the distorted overdriven electric guitar in there)
You might get a page that asks you to confirm the download.
All are CC BY-SA.
- "Late night study music" (2007-10-16) which recommends the Goldbergs
- "A New Year Thought: Bach On Peace" (2007-12-31) discusses the “Et in terra pax” from brilliant BWV232