Riemenschneider Bach Institute

 

Dr. Unger's Publications and Recordings

Recordings

Singers Club of Cleveland: Working Singers' Club of Cleveland Greatest Hits (CD, forthcoming)

Singers Club of Cleveland: A Joyous Season (CD, 2008)

Singers Club of Cleveland: Let All Men Sing! (CD, 2007)

Da Camera Singers: Music of the French Cathedral (CD released 1995)

Da Camera Singers: A Christmas Celebration (Cassette tape released 1988)

G. H. Stölzel, "German Te Deum." Madison: Editions, 2010.                                                            J. D. Heinichen, "Herr, nun lässest du deinen Diener in Friede fahren." Stuttgart: Carus-Verlag, 1991.
J. D. Heinichen, "Heilig ist Gott, der Herr Zebaoth." Stuttgart: Carus-Verlag, 1989.

Books

Historical Dictionary of Choral Music. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 2010.

J. S. Bach's Major Works for Voices and Instruments: A Listener's Guide. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 2005.

Performance Practice of the Instrumental-Vocal Works of Johann Sebastian Bach. A revised translation of Karl Hochreither's Zur Aufführung-praxis der Vokal-Instrumentalwerke Johann Sebastian Bachs. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 2002.

Handbook to Bach's Sacred Cantata Texts: an Interlinear Translation with Reference Guide to Biblical Quotations and Allusions. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 1996. Awarded national publication award by Association of Canadian Choral Conductors, 1997.

The German Choral Church Compositions of Johann David Heinichen (1683-1729). New York: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., 1990.

Articles/Book Chapters

 

"Chiastic Reflection in the B-Minor Mass: Lament's Paradoxical Mirror," in Exploring Bach's B-minor Mass, ed. Yo Tomita, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.

"Bach, Johann Sebastian." Dictionary of Christian Spirituality. Ed. Glen Scorgie. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan Publishers, forthcoming.

"Choral Music." Dictionary of Christian Spirituality. Ed. Glen Scorgie. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan Publishers, forthcoming.

"Uncovering Text-Music Connections with a Relational Database: Towards an Objective Measurement of Pitch Diversity in Relation to Literary Themes in Bach's Church Cantata Recitatives" (Computers and the Humanities, 38/3 (August 2004): 271-97.

"Ich elender Mensch': Bach on the Soul's Torment," paper presented at Passion, Affekt und Leidenschaft in der Frühen Neuzeit, 11th Congress of the Wolfenbütteler Arbeitskreises für Barockforschung, Wolfenbüttel (April 2-5, 2003), publication of conference proceedings forthcoming.

Review of Die Quellen Johann Sebastian Bachs. Bachs Musik im Gottesdienst, ed. Renate Steiger (Heidelberg: Mantius Verlag, 1998), 463 pp., in The American Bach Society Newsletter (Spring, 2001): 3, 8-9.

Review of Theologische Bachforschung heute: Dokumentation und Bibliographie der Internationalen Arbeitsgemeinschaft für theologische Bachforschung 1976--1996, ed., Renate Steiger (Berlin and Cambridge MA: Galda & Wilch Verlag, 1998), xxxi, 469 pp., in The American Bach Society Newsletter (Fall 2000): 4, 7.

"Bach's first Two Leipzig Cantatas: the Question of Meaning Revisited." BACH: Journal of the Riemenschneider Bach Institute (Spring-Summer/Fall-Winter 1997): 87-125.

"A Self-Diagnostic Check-up for Conductors." The Choral Journal 35 (October 1994): 23-30.

"Choral Flatting: Sometimes It's a Matter of Register Transition." The Choral Journal 29 (February 1989): 13-18.

"Britten's Hymn to St. Cecilia: An Exegesis." The Choral Journal 22 (April 1982): 17-21.

Presentations

"Presenting Bach's Sacred Cantatas in Context," with Mary Dalton Greer, ACDA National Convention, Oklahoma City, 2009.

"Chiastic Reflection in the B-Minor Mass: Lament's Paradoxical Mirror," International Bach Symposium: Understanding Bach's B-minor Mass (Queen's University, Belfast,  Nov. 3, 2007).

"Choral Warmups as Opportunities for Long-term Growth," Presented at convention of the American Choral Directors Association (Central Division: Indianapolis, February, 2004), New York State School Music Association (Rochester, 2005), Ohio Music Education Association (Cleveland, 2006).

"Towards an Objective Measurement of Pitch Variety in Relation to Literary Themes in Bach's Church Cantata Recitatives." National Convention of the American Choral Directors Association (New York, February, 2003)

"The Empowered Word: Bach and His Texts." Baldwin Wallace Bach Festival, 1999.

"Sing Bach--97." Director of Bach choral-liturgical workshop, part of the University of Alberta Passion for Baroque Masterclasses, October, 1997.

"Bach's Texts: What do they mean and did he mean them?" 1997 Summer Bach Workshop, Indiana University (Bloomington), Jan Harrington, director.

"Teaching Choral Rehearsal Techniques by Acrostic Outlines." Presented at The Preparation of Tomorrow's Conductors IV, State University of New York at Buffalo, February 12, 1993.

Numerous music workshops, clinics, seminars, pre-concert lectures at events.

 

 

 

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