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bwv249.zip (January 2010) 81 kB
|Full name of work:||Easter Oratorio [Oster Oratorium] (BWV 249), 1734|
|Composer:||Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750), German|
|Music category:||Classical Oratorio|
|Instruments:||arranged for SATB (piccolo, clarinet, French horn, bassoon) and piano (converted to strings etc)|
|Name of file creator:||John Hooper|
|e-mail address:||john "at" learnchoralmusic "dot" co "dot" uk|
|Comments:||This ZIP File contains the following NAMED sections:-|
01_Sinfo.nwc 1a: Sinfonia
01-Adag.nwc 1b: Adagio
02A-Come.nwc 2: Come swiftly, and hasten (Version A)
02B-Come.nwc Come swiftly, and hasten (Version B)
02C-Come.nwc Come swiftly, and hasten (Version C)
03-cold.nwc 3: How cold the human heart!
04-Welcm.nwc 4: Welcome are the precious spices
05-tomb.nwc 5: Here is the tomb
06-Soft.nwc 6: Softly shall my eyes be closing
07-long.nwc 7: Ah! How I long and pray for that day
08-Tell.nwc 8: Tell me, tell me now in haste
09-reign.nwc 9: Let us rejoice
10-Prais.nwc 10: Praise and thanks let us sing
11-strif.nwc 11: The strife is o'er, the battle done
The three different versions of No. 2 (Come swiftly, and hasten) are those "alternatives" set out in the New Novello Choral score. This also includes the optional No. 11 (the Choral "The strife is o'er, the battle done", which is a transposed version of Cantata 130)
There are no text/lyrics; these Files were generated purely for Choral Rehearsing purposes (using a published piano-reduction Score), and so don't look pretty even though they should sound reasonable (though that depends very much on your hardware/software; mine is a Soundblaster AWE64 Gold). Voice-emphasised Midi Files of the whole work can be downloaded for free from my Website (above).
The Site also contains Midi Files for several rather more modern Composers, for which NWC versions may be available.