Aria "Mein Tröster " for Tenor - Bach - Boysen, Markuspassion (Live and Unedited)

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This aria for Tenor and orchestra from the Boysen completion of the Markus Passion by Bach is a moment of loneliness and abandonment. It features a beautiful interplay between the flute and oboe d'amore, meanwhile you can hear the two gambas in the background with their plaintive sounds enhancing the atmosphere of aloneness, whilst heralding a sense of unease.

The performers are Musica Poetica (@musicapoetica) and Cantus Thuringia under the direction of Jorn Boysen. The concert was recorded live and unedited in Den Haag in 2016, on period instruments at 415Hz.

Music from BWV 198

Mein Tröster ist nicht mehr bei mir,
mein Jesu, soll ich dich verlieren,
und zum Verderben sehen führen?
Das kömmt der Seele schmerzlich für.
Der Unschuld, welche nichts verbrochen,
Dem Lamm, das ohne Missetat
Wird in dem ungerechten Rat
Ein Todesurteil zugesprochen.

English Translation

My consoler is no longer with me,
My Jesus, shall I abandon you,
and see you led away to destruction?
This is painful for my soul.
Upon innocence, which committed no crime,
On the Lamb, without sin,
in an unjust council
an death sentence will be pronounced.

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So achingly and hauntingly beautiful; made me tear up actually. Thank you.

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happy to oblige @musicapoetica ! Music is like literature to me ❤️

This is gorgeous! Really love the way the melody lines entwine in the instrumentation, and the vocals are beautifully sung :)


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I love the oil painting that you chose to accompany the music. That is what really drew me in. They are both fantastic works!

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Thank you, I try to choose appropriate artwork from the appropriate era of time (in this case the Baroque). All part of trying to do the difficult job of conveying an abstract emotion with sound!

I love your post thank you .

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I have started listening to classical music just this year. It is like breathing again for the first time. A vacation from the rock, alternative, jazz and bossnova I have been listening to these past years of my life. It's growing on me and listening to Erik Satie these past days calming yet depressing but I love it.

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Beautiful performance of a beautiful piece. Thanks!

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Wonderful. Thank you for the interlude--and the translation.

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That was beautiful, my friend. I really enjoyed listening in. I really like the music and the opera voice. It made me feel like going on the adventure somewhere.

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Have an amazing day. :)

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It's beautiful, not the sort of music I would normally listen to. But I can hear it's good !

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