The funny and poignant Broadway musical In Transit delivered a groundbreaking, a cappella score. The music and lyrics were by a team including the creators of Pitch Perfect and Frozen. This music is hip and cool and exactly what singers looking to stretch and grow are looking for.
In eleven movements, Jesu, meine Freude is the longest and most musically complex of Bach's motets. It is scored for up to five vocal parts, which is rare among his works. Most of his vocal church music is to be performed with a four-part SATB choir, while most of his other motets are for double SATB choir. Exceptional compositions with five-part movements can be found in the Magnificat, written in 1723 at the beginning of Bach's tenure in Leipzig, and the Mass in B minor, compiled towards the end of his life. Like for most of his other motets, no continuo or other instrumental accompaniment has survived for BWV 227, but it is surmised there was one in Bach's time. 153554b96e