Bringing Bach Back

Bringing Bach Back

By Bringing Bach Back
A production of KNNA Radio of Lincoln Nebraska. This podcast examines the theology and use of Bach's Cantatas matching with the weeks of the church year.
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Episode 2 Bringing Bach Back - BWV 104 - Hear! O You Shepherd of Israel!
  Hear, O  You Shepherd of Israel  - A Cantata prepared for Miscordias Domini Sunday.  A production of KNNA the Cross Radio.   Bringing Bach Back examines the theology and music of Bach Cantatas. This Cantata has a much more pastoral feel, and emphasizes the call of Christ our Good Shepherd through the preaching of the Word and the administration of the blessed sacraments.  
50:30
April 26, 2020
Episode 1 Bringing Bach Back - BWV 31 - The Heavens Laugh!
 The Heavens Laugh, the Earth is Jubilent - One of Bach's Easter Cantatas.  A production of KNNA the Cross Radio.   Bringing Bach Back examines the theology and music of Bach Cantatas.  This Cantata rejoices in the victory and peace that comes with Christ's resurrection.  
51:51
April 12, 2020
Episode 3 Bringing Bach Back - BWV 12 - Weeping, Wailing, Worries, Fears!
 Weeping, wailing, Worries, fears   - A Cantata prepared for Jubilate Sunday.  A production of KNNA the Cross Radio.   Bringing Bach Back examines the theology and music of Bach Cantatas. This Cantata teaches the theology of the cross, and how the Christian must suffer in this life.  
54:07
April 5, 2020
Episode 22 - Special Lenten Edition - St Matthew Passion Part Two
During the Lenten Season, we will listen to St Matthew's Passion, one of Bach's greatest works. Part one - Matthew 26:33-50 We will travel to Gethsemane and see our Lord betrayed and arrested. 
55:54
March 1, 2020
Episode 21 - Special Lenten Edition - St Matthew Passion Part One
During the Lenten Season, we will listen to St Matthew's Passion, one of Bach's greatest works.   Part one - Matthew 26:1-32 We will introduce the Passion, and cover the Passover preparations through the institution of the Lord's Supper.  
1:03:01
February 19, 2020
Episode 20 Bringing Bach Back - BWV 65 - Out of Sheba They Will Come
Out of Sheba They Will Come - A Cantata prepared for Feast of Epiphany.  A production of KNNA the Cross Radio. Bringing Bach Back examines the theology and music of Bach Cantatas. This cantata shows how an Old Testament Prophecy from Isaiah is fulfilled in the person of Christ, and how we ought to live our lives in a Christian manner, serving Christ our Lord.   Cover art - Adoration of the Magi - Hans Memling
49:09
January 5, 2020
Episode 19 Bringing Bach Back - BWV 132 - Prepare the Road Prepare the Pathway
Prepare the Road, Prepare the Pathway - A Cantata prepared for The Fourth Sunday of Advent.  A production of KNNA the Cross Radio. Bringing Bach Back examines the theology and music of Bach Cantatas. This cantata tackles baptism, confession, absolution and more in an effort to prepare us for the coming of Christ at Christmas. Cover art - John the Baptist - Leonardo Da Vinci
50:53
December 22, 2019
Episode 18 Bringing Bach Back - BWV 62 - Savior of the Nations Come
Savior of the Nations Come - A Cantata prepared for The First Sunday of Advent.  A production of KNNA the Cross Radio. Bringing Bach Back examines the theology and music of Bach Cantatas. This cantata is Bach's take on the Luther Hymn Savior of the Nations Come, which was a translation of St. Ambrose of Milan's hymn Veni Redemptor Gentium.   Cover art - The Triumphal Entry - Giotto De Bonde
48:26
December 1, 2019
Episode 17 Bringing Bach Back - BWV 38 - From Depths of Woe I Cry to Thee
From Depths of Woe, I Cry to Thee - A Cantata prepared for The Twenty-First Sunday After Trinity.  A production of KNNA the Cross Radio. Bringing Bach Back examines the theology and music of Bach Cantatas. This cantata is Bach's take on the Luther Hymn based on Psalm 130.   Cover art - Hope - George Frederic Watts
46:13
November 10, 2019
Episode 16 Bringing Bach Back - BWV 80 - Reformation Spectacular - A Mighty Fortress
A Mighty Fortress - A Cantata prepared for The Festival of the Reformation.  A production of KNNA the Cross Radio. Bringing Bach Back examines the theology and music of Bach Cantatas. This Cantata examines the Martin Luther Hymn and how it was treated by Bach, including the amazing counterpoint contained within the first movement.   Cover art - Photo of the Wartburg Castle in Germany
51:56
October 27, 2019
Episode 15 Bringing Bach Back - BWV 114 - Ah Dear Christians Be Comforted
Ah Dear Christians Be Comforted - A Cantata prepared for The Seventeenth Sunday After Trinity.  A production of KNNA the Cross Radio. Bringing Bach Back examines the theology and music of Bach Cantatas. This Cantata deals with the comfort of a Christian - found in the death and resurrection of Jesus, and delivered to us in Holy Baptism.   Cover art - Wedding at Cana - Paolo Veronese
48:40
October 13, 2019
Episode 14 Bringing Bach Bach - BWV 138 - Why Are You Troubled, My Heart?
Why Are You Troubled, My Heart - A Cantata prepared for The Fifteenth Sunday After Trinity.  A production of KNNA the Cross Radio. Bringing Bach Back examines the theology and music of Bach Cantatas. This Cantata is a great work, prepared for the fifteenth Sunday after Trinity, and was first performed on 5 September 1723. It is based off an anonymous Lutheran hymn of the same name, using the first three of its 14 verses as source material which is supplemented by additional poetry. Cover art - Claude Monet - Poppy Fields Near Argenteuil
42:01
September 29, 2019
Episode 13 Bringing Bach Back - BWV 149 - They Sing With the Joy of Victory PLUS - BWV 50
They Sing With the Joy of Victory- A Cantata prepared for The Feast of St. Michael and All Angels (Michaelmas).  A production of KNNA the Cross Radio. Bringing Bach Back examines the theology and music of Bach Cantatas. This Cantata is written to examine the theology of angels but begins with the atonement by Jesus Christ, who dies and sheds his blood to forgive all sinners.  Only after understanding that, can we see that God uses angels to care and provide for us here in this world.  This cantata ends with the promise that God will, at last, let his angels come and bear us to Abram's bosom.   We also listen to the sole remaining movement of BWV 50 - Now is Come Salvation and Strength - a probable  Bach  composition  Michaelmas. Cover art - Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino - The Victory of St. Michael
49:22
September 29, 2019
Episode 12 Bringing Bach Bach - BWV 33 - To You Alone Lord Jesus Christ
To You Alone Lord Jesus Christ - A Cantata prepared for The Thirteenth Sunday After Trinity.  A production of KNNA the Cross Radio. Bringing Bach Back examines the theology and music of Bach Cantatas. This Cantata is written to examine the theology of the Parable of the Good Samaritan, and finds God's grace given freely to sinners.  It declares, "God has done enough."   Cover art - Vincent Van Gogh - the Good Samaritan
48:53
September 15, 2019
Episode 11 Bringing Bach Back - BWV 113 - Lord Jesus Christ, You Highest Good
Lord Jesus Christ, You Highest Good - A Cantata prepared for The Eleventh Sunday After Trinity.  A production of KNNA the Cross Radio. Bringing Bach Back examines the theology and music of Bach Cantatas. This Cantata finds God's salvation earned by Christ on the cross delivered to us through God's Holy Word.  The Gospel of this particular cantata is clear and sweet.   Cover art - Icon of the Publican and the Pharisee 
54:05
September 1, 2019
Episode 10 Bringing Bach Back - BWV 94 - What is the World to Me?
 What is the World to me?  - A Cantata prepared for The Ninth Sunday After Trinity.  A production of KNNA the Cross Radio.   Bringing Bach Back examines the theology and music of Bach Cantatas. This Cantata compares the value of the world, its riches, its prestige against the love of God, and finds the love of God in Christ to be more valuable than all other things.   Cover art - Betrayal of Christ by  Michelangelo Caravaggio  - Judas loved 40 pieces of silver more than the Lord.
56:09
August 18, 2019
Episode 9 Bringing Bach Back - BWV 186 - O Soul Take Not Offense
 O Soul Take Not Offense!  - A Cantata prepared for The Seventh Sunday After Trinity.  A production of KNNA the Cross Radio.   Bringing Bach Back examines the theology and music of Bach Cantatas. This Cantata began as an Advent Cantata, and Bach reworked its theme to fit Trinity 7 - the feeding of the 4000.   Cover art is Bernardo Strozzi's Feeding the Multitude
56:58
August 4, 2019
Episode 8 Bringing Bach Back - BWV 88 - Behold, I Will Send Out Many Fishermen!
 Behold, I Will Send Out Many Fishermen!  - A Cantata prepared for The Fifth Sunday After Trinity.  A production of KNNA the Cross Radio.   Bringing Bach Back examines the theology and music of Bach Cantatas. This Cantata teaches how God sends out his word preaching through poor miserable sinners, like the fishermen from Galilee.  It also teaches how Jeremiah foretold this preaching.  God uses these men to gather together his church on Earth.  
47:02
July 21, 2019
Episode 7 Bringing Bach Back - BWV 21 - I Had Much Grief in My Heart, But Your Spirit Revives Me!
 I Had Much Grief in My Heart, But Your Spirit Revives Me!  - A Cantata prepared for The Third Sunday After Trinity.  A production of KNNA the Cross Radio.   Bringing Bach Back examines the theology and music of Bach Cantatas. This Cantata teaches God's ever present help in time of trouble, and how he returns us to life by his own glorious work!   The Final Movement is AWESOME!!!
1:00:55
July 7, 2019
Episode 6 Bringing Bach Back - BWV 20 - O Eternity You Thunderous Word!
  O Eternity, You Thunderous Word    - A Cantata prepared for the First Sunday After the Trinity.  A production of KNNA the Cross Radio.   Bringing Bach Back examines the theology and music of Bach Cantatas. A two part Cantata that examines the threat of eternal hell and damnation by way of the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus.   
56:20
June 23, 2019
Episode 5 Bringing Bach Back - BWV 172 - Resound You Songs! Ring Out You Strings!
Resound, you songs, ring out, you strings!   - A Cantata prepared for the Celebration of Pentecost .  A production of KNNA the Cross Radio.   Bringing Bach Back examines the theology and music of Bach Cantatas. A Cantata in which Bach teaches us that the Holy Spirit is every attached to God's Holy Word.
51:02
June 9, 2019
Episode 4 Bringing Bach Back - BWV 43 - God is Gone Up With a Shout!
  God is Gone up With a Shout    - A Cantata prepared for the Vigil of the Ascension.  A production of KNNA the Cross Radio.   Bringing Bach Back examines the theology and music of Bach Cantatas. A two part Cantata that teaches that Christ ascended into heaven.  
52:41
May 26, 2019