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      October 4, 2020

      Sunday   3:00 PM

      Holywell Street
      Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3BN

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      When will I die? | Oxford Bach Soloists

      Muted violins and pizzicato express fearfulness of shaky steps in Cantata 33, and a virtuoso flute counterpoint depicts shaking and torment of the soul in Cantata 99. The monumental opening chorus of BWV 78 stands out as one of Bach’s most remarkable examples of a chromatic passacaglia in passus duriusculus, used in the model for the Crucifixus of the B minor Mass. Plucked arpeggios, bell tones, and a slow elegiac swing evoke the scene of ‘a passing funeral cortège’ (Gardiner) in the opening movement of Cantata 8, painting a picture of a ‘church-yard full of lowers in the springtime’ (Spitta).

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

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