Concert Program


Johann Sebastian Bach | Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Musikalisches Opfer | Christ lag in Todesbanden | Missa sine nomine | Kunst der Fuge

Bach’s REQUIEM is a reworking of masterworks from his life to which sacred texts have been carefully added. 

Conceived as a solemn Missa pro defunctis, it spans his career from the early cantata Christ lag in Todesbanden (BWV 4) through his realization of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina’s Missa sine nomine a 6 for six instruments and Thoroughbass, to his final works A MUSICAL OFFERING and THE ART OF THE FUGUE, Instrumenta Musica and Ensemble Polyharmonique will present a [new] polyphonic aspect of the great composer, whose works have been so valuable in the development of classical music. The simultaneity of past, present, and future in his music grants us a view of eternity.


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)

Sinfonia - Cantata BWV 4

Introitus - Requiem aeternam - Ricercare à 6 (Textierung von Ercole Nisini)


Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525 - 1594) | Johann Sebastian Bach

Missa sine nomine à 6 - Kyrie - Christe - Kyrie



Johann Sebastian Bach

Versus I Christ lag in Todesbanden - BWV 4

Versus II Den Tod

Versus III Jesus Christus Gottes Sohn

Versus IV Es war ein wunderlicher Krieg



Johann Bach (1604-1673)

Unser Leben ist ein Schatten


Johann Sebastian Bach

Contrapunctus 1


 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Missa pro Defunctis á 5 - Domine Jesu


Johann Christoph Bach (1642-1703)

Chorale - Es ist nun aus


Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina | Johann Sebastian Bach

Missa sine nomine à 6 - Sanctus, Benedictus


Johann Sebastian Bach

Versus V Hier ist das rechte Osterlamm

Versus VI So feiern wir das hohe Fest

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina | Johann Sebastian Bach

Missa sine nomine à 6 - Agnus Dei



Johann Sebastian Bach

Canon per tonos

Lux aeterna - Fuga a 3 soggetti. (Textierung von Ercole Nisini)

„Ueber dieser Fuge, wo der Nahme B A C H im Contrasubject angebracht worden, ist Der Verfaßer gestorben.“

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach


Choral - Wenn wir in hoechsten Noethen

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