Monday, October 06, 2008

Les Miz -- Reality Version 2.0: Die Elenden Sollen Essen/The Miserable Shall Eat

October 7, 2008 (Tuesday) at 12:10 pm

Noontime Cantata: Die Elenden sollen essen [The Miserable Shall Eat](BWV 75)

[Free, but suggested donation of $5]

Washington Bach Consort

Church of the Epiphany, Old Downtown, Washington, D.C. [One-half block from Metro Center]

Composed in 1723, the Cantata is in fourteen movements.

Later, the Leipzig City Council, J.S. Bach's employer constantly reprimanded him for not having their pre-approval of his libretti and for delegating to others his responsibility to teach Latin.

'I can count all my bones. They look, they stare at me

The miserable shall eat and be satisfied'

Psalm 22:27

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