Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2016-2017

SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017 at 11 AM

Photo: Bach Manuscript

Whittall Pavilion

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Anne McLean and Jan Lauridsen, Music Division

Bach-lovers can enjoy a closeup look at several treasures from the Music Division’s vaults in this display and discussion. On view will be holograph manuscripts of two of the composer’s cantatas: Es ist das Heil uns kommen her, BWV 9, which shows a rare note from the composer to himself, and Meine Seel’ erhebt den Herren, BWV 10. Among other items of interest to be seen is a page of four handwritten receipts documenting payments to Bach for musical services rendered.

#DECLASSIFIED events offer an up-close and personal exploration of rarities from the Library's vaults, for a small audience.