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Motets BWV 225-230

La Chapelle Royale, Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe HerrewegheCantus Cölln, Konrad Junghänel
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    The Apotheosis of the Motet in Baroque Germany
    Bach's motets, most of them composed during the 1730s, occupy a rather special position in his output. Never did the Cantor of St. Thomas's devote such meticulous attention to the musical expression of the word, never did he exploit so great a variety of tone-colours, texture and effects. It is as if the entire panoply of Baroque ʻexpressionismʼ were concentrated in the settings of the scriptural texts. And once again, in perpetuating a religious genre inherited from his own forefathers, Bach bears it to its highest degree of perfection.
    This title was released for the first time in 1986.

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    • Agnès Mellon
    • Greta de Reyghere
    • Howard Crook
    • Peter Kooy
    • La Chapelle Royale
    • Collegium Vocale Gent
    • Conductor


    L'esprit vient en aide à notre faiblesse Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities (8'19) · Fürchte dich nicht BWV 228 Ne crains rien Fear not (8'31) · Jesu, meine Freude BWV 227 Jésus, ma joie Jesus, my joy (21'30) · Komm, Jesu, komm BWV 229 Viens, Jésus, viens Come, Jesu, come (8'52) · Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden BWV 230 Louez l'Eternel, vous toutes les nations Oh praise the Lord, all ye nations (6'28) · Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied BWV 225 Chantez au Seigneur un chant nouveau Sing unto the Lord a new song (13'00) · O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht BWV 118 Ô Jésus Christ, lumière de ma vie / O Jesus Christ, the light of my life (4'12)

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