Today I would like to share a duet “Mein Freund ist mein” and chorale “Gloria sei dir gesungen” from cantata No. 140 by J.S. Bach (the same cantata where BWV 645 from Schubler collection is taken from). Ausra and I played these pieces as part of our Bach's 333rd birthday recital at Vilnius University St John's church last Saturday.
"Mein Freund ist mein" is a delightful and charming vocal duet between soprano and bass accompanied by the oboe and the basso continuo. Soprano and bass parts are interpreted by Vox Humana 8' stop.
"Gloria sei Dir gesungen" is the last movement of this cantata. We used Full Principal Chorus with 16', Tierce 1 3/5 and a mixture plus Bombarde 16' and Trompete 8.
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Drs. Vidas Pinkevicius and Ausra Motuzaite-Pinkeviciene
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