It’s Bach Week on The Coffee Hour! Today, Chaplain Brian Hamer, Chaplain in the US Marine Corps, joins Sarah to talk about J.S. Bach’s original contract in Leipzig in 1723, the differences between popular music and high art music, how these music forms differ from sacred music, how Bach’s music fits into these music forms, what sets Bach’s music apart from all other music, and how Bach ultimately fulfilled his contract “not to make an operatic impression.” Read Chaplain Hamer’s article on this topic titled “Not to Make an Operatic Impression, Pathways to and from Sacred Music 1723-2006” in the Eastertide 2021 issue of Logia, which you can find at logia.org.
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