2019 Bach Lectures

John Mason Hodges & David Robert Erb

On Beauty in Music

Recapturing Objectivity in Aesthetics • June 29, 2019 • John Mason Hodges

John Hodges gave this third talk on Saturday morning, June 29, 2019 at Church of the Redeemer before the closing concert of the Jubilate Deo Summer Music Camp.

We Are Musical Temples

God's Blueprint Designs for Building Us • June 28, 2019 • David Robert Erb

This lecture weaves a biblical-theological-musical counterpoint as it considers the finale to the Saturday concert: Erschallet, ihr Lieder (Resound ye songs), the opening chorus to Bach's Pentecost cantata no. 172.

Musical Hermeneutics

How Composition Can Interpret Meaning • June 28, 2019 • John Mason Hodges

In this first session, Mr. Hodges highlights text painting in J.S. Bach's B Minor Mass. His enthusiasm is palpable as he explains the genius of Bach's writing.