Monday, March 21, 2016

Episode 37 Preview - Es Ist Vollbracht

Because this is the podcast you probably most associate with religion, we have an episode to complement the upcoming Easter holiday as we discuss the aria "Es Ist Vollbracht" from the St. John Passion by J.S. Bach.

My special guest, Aaron Cain, was kind enough to provide an Mp3 of the Portland Baroque Orchestra performing this piece for our audience.  He even checked with the members including featured viola da gamba soloist, Joanna Blendulf, and countertenor, Matthew White, for permission so you can download and listen without fear of legal recourse.  Thanks, Aaron and the Portland Baroque Orchestra!

If you need a visual, YouTube has a nice clip of the performance as well.

And, with the original German and the English translation, the lyrics:
Es Ist Volbracht

Aria Alto
Violino I/II, Viola, Viola da gamba sola, ContinuoEs ist vollbracht!It is accomplished !
O Trost vor die gekränkten Seelen!
What comfort for all suffering souls!
Die Trauernacht
The night of sorrow
Läßt nun die letzte Stunde zählen.
now reaches its final hours.
Der Held aus Juda siegt mit Macht
The hero from Judah triumphs in his might
Und schließt den Kampf.
and brings the strife to an end.
Es ist vollbracht!
It is accomplished!

So listen, watch, read, and join us back here Wednesday for the full episode.

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