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Saeed Habibzadeh_Beyond Notes Music Publishing_Cover_Bachs letzte Reise

Title

Bachs letzte Reise

Composer

Saeed Habibzadeh

Year of publication

2022

 

Dedication

Johann Sebastian Bach

Opus

3

 

Publisher

Beyond Notes Music Publishing

Format

Symphonic poem

 

Instrumentation

Large orchestra with 93 musicians, organ and 40 choir singers

Detailed Instrumentation

 

Score format

Conductor score DIN A3,

Study score DIN A4,

Instrumental parts Bach format

(230 x 305 mm)

 

Playing time

approx. 22:00 min

 

Order (rental score, available Summer 2022)

Description

In summer 2018, I got the idea to translate Bach's last journey to eternity into music. After a few rehearsals with a small line-up, it soon became clear that this inspiration required a large symphonic orchestra. So I started the instrumentation in January 2020. It was completed in April 2020.

 

Bach had to say goodbye to his family many times to go on concert tours. These separations from his family were constantly painful, sad and always left behind crying children. They loved each other very much and the trips were rarely short. Bachs letzte Reise is a narrative poem and represents Bach's mystical journey into eternity. A journey from which he never comes back and in which he ultimately encounters God.

 

The main motive of this composition was to express my deepest respect for Bach with music. This symphony is dedicated to him from the heart!

Saeed Habibzadeh