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Singing through Time and Space

Our secular Sunday service looks at the development of the voice, using our own Rising Stars to demonstrate
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JS Bach BWV 18 Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee vom Himmel fällt

Dr Edward Breen The City Literary Institute 

THE MUSIC

In this cantata of longing, Bach deploys an array of instruments including the bassoon and the voice to articulate deep emotion, anguish, suffering, loss and glimpses of illusory joy.   

THE SCIENCE

Using modern vibrato mapping techniques and the voices of the OAE’s Rising Stars, Dr Edward Breen demonstrates how singers have adapted their voices and techniques throughout history to keep pace with not only the evolution of orchestral instruments but with the expansion of the concert hall as well.