Early Music Ensemble:
Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center
David Nutter, professor and director emeritus
with the UC Davis Baroque Ensemble, directed by Phebe Craig and Michael Sand
Music by Biber, Purcell, Josquin, Isaak, Pärt, Taverner and Tallis.
Bach: Aus der Tiefen ruffe ich zu Dir, BWV 131
One of Bach’s earliest surviving sacred cantatas, Aus der Tiefen (Out of the deep I call, Lord, to you) is set to Luther’s translation of Psalm 130. The same text has been used in many other musical settings, including the De profundis section of many requiem masses, perhaps suggesting it was composed for a somber occasion. The cantata also features the hopeful chorale “Herr Jesu Christ.”