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Under the spell of opera? : Bach's oratorio trilogy / Christoph Wolff -- Johann Sebastian Bach and Barthold Heinrich Brockes / Daniel R. Melamed -- Drama and discourse : the form and function of chorale tropes in Bach's oratorios / Markus Rathey -- Oratorio on five afternoons : from the Lübeck Abendmusiken to Bach's Christmas oratorio / Kerala J. Snyder -- The triumph of "instrumental melody" : aspects of musical poetics in Bach's St. John passion / Laurence Dreyfus -- Bach's Ascension oratorio : God's kingdoms and their representation / by Eric Chafe.
As the official publication of the American Bach Society, Bach Perspectives has pioneered new areas of research in the life, times, and music of Bach since its first appearance in 1995. Volume 8 of Bach Perspectives emphasizes the place of Bach's oratorios in their repertorial context. Christoph Wolff suggests the possibility that Bach's three festive works for Christmas, Easter, and Ascension Day form a coherent group linked by liturgy, chronology, and genre. Daniel R. Melamed considers the many ways in which Bach's passion music was influenced by the famous poetic passion of Barthold Heinrich Brockes. Markus Rathey examines the construction and role of oratorio movements that combine chorales and poetic texts (chorale tropes). Kerala Snyder shows the connections between Bach's Christmas Oratorio and one of its models, Buxtehude's Abendmusiken spread over many evenings. Laurence Dreyfus argues that Bach thought instrumentally in the composition of his passions at the expense of certain aspects of the text. And Eric Chafe demonstrates the contemporary theological background of Bach's Ascension Oratorio and its musical realization. Daniel R. Melamed is a professor of musicology at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Co-editor of the Journal of Musicology, his books include Hearing Bach's Passions, J. S. Bach and the German Motet . -- Review: This collection by some of the leading figures in the field takes a nuanced view of anthropology and history in addressing the timely issue of what the 1954 Guatemalan coup and its aftermath can tell us today. An important contribution to Guatemalan studies, Maya studies, and anthropology and history in general. It is destined to become a standard reference on the subject.--Edward F. Fischer, Vanderbilt University, editor of Indigenous Peoples, Civil Society, and the Neo-liberal State in Latin America "Bach Perspectives is a handsomely produced, even luxurious series of essay-collections" Peter Williams Times Literary Supplement.