Saturday, April 21, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Christ lag in Todesbanden by J.S.Bach and Ach wo nun hin by Christoph Graupner – Soloist
Lorimer Chapel, Colby College, Waterville, Maine
Music at Colby Series – I Am Already Big
Colby College Collegium offers a concert of ‘firsts.’ Whether they be first attempts at choral writing by notable composers, or first choral works that define particular styles, I Am Already Big is a survey of the unique origins of choral music. Juxtaposed with audio samples of each selected composers’ final works, we hope the audience will be interested to see where the journey begins and ends. Sometimes, it surprises… Select works include Bach’s first church cantata, BWV 4: Christ lag in Todesbanden, and Christoph Graupner’s 1709 cantata, Ach wo nun hin, performed from a modern edition by Dr. Marius Bahnean, Director of Choral Activities at Tennessee Wesleyan University. Dr. Bahnean will also give a pre-concert lecture on the importance of Graupner as an originator. Other featured works include first choral compositions by Mozart, Arvo Pärt, Dominick Argento, and selections of first works from other celebrated composers of today.