Gabriel Hollander, a young pianist and conductor living in Belgium, has released the first video in a series of 3, dealing with Bach’s motet Der Gerechte kommt um. He describes the huge impact this motet has made on him, and he will explore why. I can really recommend that you check out his video, which you can find here.

The motet is an arrangement (most probably by Bach) of an older a cappella motet Tristis est anima mea, attributed to Johann Kuhnau, the predecessor of Bach as Cantor at St. Thomas in Leipzig. It is also very dear to me, and some years ago I uploaded 2 videos with it. The one with Monteverdi Choir is here and the one with Coro & Consort Costanzo Porta here. In both videos you can follow the score as the music unfolds.

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