Gamut Bach Ensemble

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 6:00 PM
American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street
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In-person tickets for this event are sold-out. Please join us via livestream or call 215-569-8080 to join the waiting list.

About This Performance

A unique collaboration between outstanding young musicians and an expert on the music of J.S. Bach, the Gamut Bach Ensemble prides itself on stylistically sensitive, earnest, and insightful performances. Directed by Koji Otsuki, the Ensemble embarks on a program of cantatas in its annual PCMS appearance.

Jessica Beebe, soprano; Daniel Moody, countertenor; Daniel McGrew, tenor; Elijah Blaisdell, baritone; Ryan Roberts, oboe; Emilie-Anne Gendron & Miho Saegusa, violin; Ayane Kozasa, viola; Paul Wiancko, cello; Nathaniel West, double bass; Jonathan Oddie, organ; Koji Otsuki, director

All-Bach Program

Sinfonia to Ich steh mit einem Fuß im Grabe, BWV 156/1

Aria: Ein ungefärbt Gemüte, BWV 24/1 (alto)
Aria: Ein unbarmherziges Gerichte, BWV 89/3 (alto)
Aria: Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust, BWV 170/1 (alto)

Aria: Stürmt nur, stürmt, ihr Trübsalswetter, BWV153/6 (tenor)
Aria: Seufzer, Tränen, Kummer, Not, BWV 21/3 (tenor)
Aria: Ich traue seiner Gnaden, BWV 97/4 (tenor)

Sinfonia to Der Herr denket an uns, BWV 196/1

Aria: Ich habe genug, BWV 82/1 (bass)
Aria: Hier, in meines Vaters Stätte, BWV 32/3 (bass)

Sinfonia to Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes (second part), BWV 76/8
Sinfonia to Die Elenden sollen essen (second part), BWV 75/8

Aria: Komm, komm, mein Herze steht dir offen, BWV 74/2 (soprano)
From Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, BWV 199 (soprano)
3. Recitative: Doch Gott muß mir genädig sein
4. Aria: Tief gebückt und voller Reue
8. Aria: Wie freudig ist mein Herz

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Special thanks to Susan Giesecke Bloom, MD and A. Charles Winkelman, MD, and to The Presser Foundation, for their support of our livestream programming.

The Artist(s)

Gamut Bach Ensemble
The word Gamut, in music, is the complete range of notes in a system, an instrument or a particular piece.  It derives from “Gamma-Ut,” the lowest note on the medieval sequence of hexachords– the system used in the teaching of practical music well into the baroque period.  Paying tribute to the root of so much of what classical music is today,… Read More


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