BWV 34 My Heart Ever Faithful by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
In the early 1700s, Bach’s chorales enchanted listeners with their inventive harmonies, chromaticism, contrapuntal motion, and changes of tonal center. Since that time, music students the world over have studied the chorales as a paragon of “common practice” harmony and voice leading. And, by virtue of their sublime beauty, musicians continue to perform the chorales to this day.
Baroque Era. 4/4 time signature. Drop D. 6 pages. 64 bars.