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      September 6, 2020

      Sunday   3:00 PM

      Holywell Street
      Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3BN

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      Come unto him | Oxford Bach Soloists

      From July 1724 onwards, Bach must have had access to an exceptionally talented flautist for whom, in the months that followed, he regularly composed unusually demanding music. This unknown player possessed remarkable virtuosity on an instrument that was then still a novelty, and the opening bars of Cantata 94 must have surprised the connoisseurs among the Leipzig congregation. Cantata 101, based on the Martin Moller’s chorale (1584) which he had written during a time of plague, displayed yet more of this fine flautist’s skill in the first aria. Our virtuoso returns to dance with the tenor in Cantata 113 before ushering in a paraphrase of the famous passage used in Handel’s Messiah ‘Come unto Him, all ye that labour’.

      Cost: £15, £12 (Oxford Uni alumni), £5 (student), free for under 18s

      Categories: Performing Arts

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