7 February 2015

St Michael le Belfrey, York
7.30 pm (ends c.9.45 pm)
Tickets £18 (£16)

BACH FAMILY MOTETS

Yorkshire Baroque Soloists

Michael & Joseph Haydn

Members of YBC and YBS rehearsing for a performance of Bach Motets, October 2013

Bach’s motets are always an attractive challenge and one that YBC relishes. Over the last 30 years we have explored not only those of Johann Sebastian but also contemporary ones by members of his considerable musical family, including uncles, cousins and sons. It is clear that the Bach dynasty brought great innovation and expression to this genre. We here present a varied and exciting selection including three by JS Bach—Der Geist hilft; Komm, Jesu, komm; and Fürchte dich nicht— alongside motets by J L Bach, J M Bach and CPE Bach.

J S Bach
Der Geist hilft
Komm Jesu, komm
Fürchte dich nicht

J L Bach
Unsere Trübsal
Das ist meine Freude

J M Bach
Dem Menschen ist gesetzt
Ehre sei Gott

C P E Bach
Four Motets