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Chorale from Cantata No.147 disguised in an African rhythm.

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By Johann Sebastian Bach

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Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Arranged by Marian Vernescu. Baroque. Score and parts. 20 pages. Marian Vernescu #5709769. Published by Marian Vernescu (A0.942682).

Item Number: A0.942682

It's the famous chorale from Cantata 147, but presented in an unusual manner, furtively, disguised in the rhythm of a ritual African dance; on the support of the rhythm, voices come one by one, keeping the hidden theme, so that only when the rhythm is silent, the chorale becomes obvious, surprising, though the background of low voices was already present.

I have changed nothing from the Master's script (who am I to alter the God's work !?).
But I have included the African dance and I shifted a little the voices, with the intention to outline the rhythm universality..

Agbeko it is an ancient dance performed by the people of Dzogadze, a community near Akatsi in the Southern part of Ghana. In his telling, Agbekɔ is a narrative piece that weaves together drumming, dancing, singing and chanting to recount the story of a small village.

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