Johann Ludwig Bach: Trauermusik

Tutti: Meine Bande sind zurissen
RIAS Kammerchor, choral ensemble
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Early music ensemble
Hans-Christoph Rademann, conductor

From Johann Ludwig Bach: Trauermusik (2011)

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Johann Ludwig Bach: Tutti: Meine Bande sind zurissen

My bonds are broken asunder.
Lord, this is thy doing.
Now I may see at my feet
those whom once I had to obey;
Satan, Death and Sin.

Johann Ludwig, second cousin of Johann Sebastian, and Kapellmeister to the Meiningen court, was commissioned by the Duke Ernst Ludwig of Saxe-Meiningen to compose this funeral music in his memory.

The Trauermusik was based on a strophic song written by the Duke, and is by far, the largest and most ambitious of Johann Ludwig Bach’s surviving compositions.

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