Thursday, 19 March 2020

Bach Together: creating an on-line crowd-performance of the choral 'Ich will hier bei dir stehen' from Bach's St Matthew Passion

'Ich will hier bei dir stehen' from Bach's St Matthew Passion
I discovered trombone and sackbut player Adam Woolf's Bach Together on-line project by accident when one of its participants Tweeted about it. The concept is simple, Woolf has created a web page with a score of the choral 'Ich will hier bei dir stehen' from Bach's St Matthew Passion, with a recording of it. He invites people to sing/play along with the recording and then email the result to him and he adds it to the recording, thus creating a remarkable on-line crowd performance.

So far, there are over 60 contributes from voices and orchestral instruments to serpents and Wagner tubas. The results are, in a way, rather moving. The page includes archived versions of the choral with fewer performers, as well as some rather funny 'out takes'.

Adam Woolf's Bach Together

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