Bach – Walton : The Wise Virgins [reblog]

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To 1940 o χορογράφος Frederick Ashton παρήγγειλε στον William Walton ένα μονόπρακτο μπαλέτο βασισμένο σε μουσική του Bach, σε διασκευή – ενορχήστρωση από τον Βρετανό συνθέτη. Θέμα, η Παραβολή των Δέκα Παρθένων.
Πηγή του ‘Sheep May Safely Graze’ που ακούμε εδώ το μπαλέτο είναι η Καντάτα Νο 208 του JSB.

In 1940, choreographer Frederick Ashton commissioned William Walton for a one-act ballet based on Bach’s music, arranged by the British composer. Its theme would be the Parable of Ten Virgins.
The source of ‘Sheep May Safely Graze’ which we hear from the ballet is JSB’s Cantata No. 208.


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