The chorale was the exact opposite of the motette of the Netherlands.
Likewise the notation of a Chorale with a figured bass should not be omitted.
It is not a play, it is a chorale of woe, malediction, and want.
Then came the epistle, the litany (which was sung), and the prelude to the chorale.
Oppositional splendour is there, and the stained radiance of a Bachian chorale.