The Melbourne Octet – Bach and his Contemporaries
Wednesday, October 27, 8:30 PM (AEDT)

The Melbourne Octet, accompanied by strings and continuo, will explore the vocal and instrumental music of J S Bach and one of his major influences, Dietrich Buxtehude. The programme includes a rarely-heard gem by Bach’s predecessor at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, Johann Kuhnau, and Bach’s exquisite arrangement of it.


The Melbourne Octet

Elspeth Bawden

Helena Ekins

Christopher Roache

Timothy Reynolds

Christopher Watson

Oliver Mann

Jerzy Kozlowski


Continuo: John O’Donnell


J.S. Bach – Komm, Jesu, Komm

D. Buxtehude – Der Herr ist mit mir

J. Kuhnau – Tristis est anima mea

J.S. Bach/J. Kuhnau – Der gerechte kömmt um

D. Buxtehude – Sonata in C (BuxWV 266)

D. Buxtehude – Befiehl dem Engel, daß er komm

J.S. Bach – Singet den Herrn

Wednesday, October 27, 8:30 PM (AEDT)

60 minutes

The Athenaeum 2
188 Collins St, Melbourne