“J. S. Bach and the musical instruments of his time”
Biennial meeting of the American Bach Society
Yale University, New Haven, 24-26 April 1998
Hosted by the Department of Music, the School of Music, the Institute of Sacred Music,
and the Collection of Musical Instruments
The American Bach Society, an organization of scholars, performers and lovers of the music of J. S. Bach, will hold its biennial meeting at Yale University, 24-26 April 1998. The conference will explore the topic "J. S. Bach and the musical instruments of his time," and will be hosted by the Department of Music, the School of Music, the Institute of Sacred Music, and the Collection of Musical Instruments.
There will be four sessions of scholarly papers and lecture demonstrations, discussing new research on harpsichords, flutes, mandoras, trombones, and trumpets in Bach's time, as well as aspects of Bach's music for these instruments. There will be exhibitions of rare Bach manuscripts and printed editions from Yale collections and of instruments of Bach's time from the Collection of Musical Instruments, a performance of Bach's chamber music on antique instruments, and a performance of his St. John Passion with a period-instrument orchestra.
* Starred items in the following tentative program will be open only to registered conference participants.
Friday, April 24
1:00 Session 1, Dwight Chapel
Welcome:George B. Stauffer, president, ABS
Ellen Rosand, chair, Department of Music
Robert Blocker, dean, School of Music
Margot Fassler, director, Institute of Sacred Music
Chair: Matthew Dirst (University of Houston)
*5:00-6:30 Reception/exhibition, Beinecke Library
"J. S. Bach and his circle: highlights from the Yale Library collections"
8:00 Concert, Battell Chapel
J. S. Bach, St. John Passion BWV 245
Yale Camerata/Arcadia Players
Saturday, April 25
9:00 Session 2, Sudler Hall
Chair: Laurence Libin (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
*12:00 Lunch/business meeting
2:00 Session 3, Sudler Hall
Chair: Kerala Snyder (Eastman School of Music)
*5:30 Concert, Collection of Musical Instruments
"Music on instruments of Bach's time"
Richard Rephann, Carole Lieberman, Kenneth Slowik
*6:30 Reception/exhibition, Collection of Musical Instruments
"Musical instruments of Bach's time"
Teri Towe (North Kingstown, RI), "A concert of recordings on organs associated with J.S. Bach"
Sunday, April 26
9:00 Session 4, Sudler Hall
Chair: Russell Stinson (Lyon College)