Franz Tunder Hosianna dem Sohne David (Hosanna to the Son of David)
Johann Sebastian Bach Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit (God’s time is the very best time)
Some of the greatest music ever written – from Heinrich Schütz to Eric Clapton – has been inspired by death and bereavement. In this unusual and moving lunchtime concert, Musica Poetica perform two notable examples of the funeral cantata.
Bach’s Cantata is one of his very early works and is also known as the Actus Tragicus. This is paired with a short choral work by Tunder, a setting of the gospel text recounting Jesus’s entrance into Jerusalem, the week before his death of the cross.