INTERNATIONAL STUDY DAY
QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY, BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND
THURSDAY 27 NOVEMBER 2008
Bach's chorales have been widely regarded as the cornerstone of musical education in the West for more than two centuries; however, for many of reasons, they have not yet been thoroughly researched with respect to a number of issues: for example, how did Bach himself become familiar with them, how did he used them in his own teaching, and how did he compile those works which are now so engrained in the organist's canon? In an attempt to explore the composer's relationship with this genre, Queen's University Belfast is hosting a Study Day 'Bach and the chorale: influence, context and legacy'. Issues to be addressed include: (1) the hymnological sources and tradition which influenced and shaped Bach's compositional practices, (2) the development and expression of chorale related music in the hands of Bach, and (3) the wider implications of this music, including its influence and reception. The Study Day aims to integrate these independent strands and-in so doing-further illuminate our understanding of this important and oft-performed repertoire.
The Study Day is free of charge but registration is essential.
The registration from is available from the organiser