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Advent Cantatas

Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe
1 CD
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    Waiting for the Lord...
    Surely one of the greatest gifts the Lutheran Church ever made to music was to have charged Bach with the duty of producing a cantata for every week of the year! He left us no fewer than three for the first Sunday in Advent alone, composed between 1714 (at Weimar) and 1724-31 (at Leipzig).
    They are inspired in very different ways by Luther's original chorale: it is as if all of baroque Germany is contained between the sobriety of BWV 61 and the ambitious frescoes of BWV 36 and 62...

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    • Sibylla Rubens
    • Sarah Connolly
    • Christoph Prégardien
    • Peter Kooy
    • Collegium Vocale Gent
    • Conductor


    Schwingt freudig euch empor, BWV 36 · I. Chorus "Schwingt freudig euch empor zu den erhabenen Sternen" (4'00) · II. Choral "Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland" (3'31) · III. Aria "Die Liebe zieht mit sanften Schritten" (Tenor) (5'57) · IV. Choral "Zwingt die Saiten in Cythara" (1'22) · V. Aria "Willkommen, werter Schatz!" (Bass) (3'36) · VI. Choral "Der du bist dem Vater gleich" (Tenor) (1'47) · VII. Aria "Auch mit gedämpften, schwachen Stimmen" (Sopran) (8'36) · VIII. Choral "Lob sei Gott dem Vater ton" (0'36) Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 61 · I. Ouvertüre "Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland" (3'18) · II. Recitativo "Der Heiland ist gekommen" (Tenor) (1'32) · III. Aria "Komm, Jesu, komm zu deiner Kirche" (Tenor) (3'24) · IV. Recitativo "Siehe, ich stehe vor der Tür und klopfe an" (Bass) (0'59) · V. Recitativo "Öffne dich, mein ganzes Herze" (Sopran) (4'13) · VI. Choral "Amen, amen!" (0'48) Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 62 · I. Choral "Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland" (4'42) · II. Aria "Bewundert, o Menschen, dies große Geheimnis" (Tenor) (6'51) · III. Recitativo "So geht aus Gottes Herrlichkeit und Thron" (Bass) (0'50) · IV. Aria "Streite, siege, starker Held!" (Bass) (4'48) · V. Recitativo "Wir ehren diese Herrlichkeit" (Sopran, Alto) (0'53) · VI. Choral "Lob sei Gott dem Vater ton" (0'35)

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