Flashcards in Theology Deck (9):
What two poetic forms were most often added to Biblical texts in cantatas?
strophic poems/odes (hymns, chorales, etc.) and madrigals; Durr Cantatas
Describe the poetic form of madrigals as relating to cantatas.
Song for several voices, non strophic poem, subjective/often amatory content; Durr Cantatas
How does the rest of the St. John Passion clarify that it is not an anti-semetic work?
It calls all to repentance--individuals to deal with individual sin.; Marshall, BN F/12
Describe Bach's religious tolerance.
He worked closely with a Calvinist at Cothen, applied for a Catholic position, and struggled with many Lutherans; Marshall, BN F/12
What does Bach's Bible tell us about his feelings toward Jews?
He ignores the most anti-semetic passages, but writes high praise for David and for Jewish authors; Marshall, BN F/12
What is the theological analog for Bach's use of dance rhythms in the St. Matthew Passion (and other religious music)?
Luther's teaching on the "sweet wounds of Christ"; Wyck, CJ 11/99
Why isn't there a lot of difference between Bach's vocal and instrumental writing?
Because Bach saw all music as sacred--it was all written in praise to God.; Wyck, CJ 11/99
Who was Bach's first biographer?
Nicolaus Forkel (1749-1818); Wyck, CJ 11/99