|JS Bach||Cantata: Herr, wie du willst (‘Lord, deal with me as Thou wilt’), BWV 73|
|Professor Suzanne Aigrain||speaker|
The music: Bach broke the mould with this cantata, which is structured unlike any other he wrote. It’s a deep meditation on God’s will, with standout moments for oboe and tenor and bass singers.
The science: Is there life on other worlds? It’s one of the most profound questions we can ask, and science is slowly getting closer to finding an answer. Professor Suzanne Aigrain works on the search for planets outside our solar system – known as exoplanets. She’s particularly interested in Earth-like planets that might harbour life, and she’s here to tell us how we go about detecting them.
Bach, the Universe and Everything is Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s very own Sunday service for inquiring and curious minds; a place to bond with music lovers and revel in the wonders of science.