J.s. Bach: Cantatas For Christmas

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Label: SDG
Catalog: SDG 178
Format: CD

Bach, J S: Cantata BWV63 'Christen, aetzet diesen Tag' Cantata BWV191 'Gloria in excelsis Deo' Cantata BWV91 'Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ' Cantata BWV110 'Unser Mund sei voll Lachens' Cantata BWV121 'Christum wir sollen loben schon' Cantata BWV40 'Darzu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes' Cantata BWV57 'Selig ist der Mann' Cantata BWV64 'Sehet, welch eine Liebe hat uns der Vater erzeiget' Cantata BWV151 'Süßer Trost, mein Jesus kömmt' Cantata BWV133 'Ich freue mich in dir' Motet BWV225 'Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied' Cantata BWV152 'Tritt auf die Glaubenbahn' Cantata BWV122 'Das neugeborne Kindelein' Cantata BWV28 'Gottlob, nun geht das Jahr zu Ende' Cantata BWV190 'Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied' Cantata BWV143 'Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele' Cantata BWV41 'Jesu, nun sei gepreiset' Cantata BWV16 'Herr Gott, dich loben wir' Cantata BWV171 'Gott, wie dein Name, so ist auch dein Ruhm' Cantata BWV153 'Schau, lieber Gott, wie meine Feind' Cantata BWV58 'Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid' Cantata BWV65 'Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen' Cantata BWV123 'Liebster Immanuel, Herzog der Frommen'

This box set is a collection of Cantatas for the entire Christmas season from our award-winning series of recordings from the 2000 Bach Cantata Pilgrimage. It features a cast of stellar soloists including Magdalena Kožená, Bernarda Fink, Michael Chance, James Gilchrist, Christoph Genz, etc. The Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloist give their customary brilliant performances, making this release a must-have gift this Christmas season. It includes some of Bach’s best known cantatas, including the glorious Christen, atzet diesen Tag (CD1), the festive and brilliant Unser Mund sei voll Lachens (CD2) , the infectiously rhythmic Ich freue mich in dir (CD3), Gelobet seist du (CD1) and many other “jewels” which glow with that special sense of expectation that is the hallmark of Bach’s Christmas music. Packaged in a clamshell box, it contains 6 CDs in individual sleeves and a booklet with collected notes by Sir John Eliot Gardiner, and texts in German and English.

Price: $39.98