Bach: Magnificat In E-flat Major, Bwv 243a & Chris

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Label: LINN
Catalog: CKD469
Format: SACD

DUNEDIN CONSORT WILKINSON LUNN DOYLE BROOK MULROY BUTT, DUNEDIN CONSORT AND PLAYERS

Gramophone Awards 2016 shortlist – Baroque Vocal
This is the premiere recording of J.S. Bach’s Magnificat heard for the first time within its original liturgical context, alongside the beautiful Christmas Cantata. Dunedin Consort recreates Bach’s first Christmas at Leipzig (Vespers in the Nikolaikirche, 25 December 1723); the recording opens with a Gabrieli motet and includes organ preludes and a seasonal congregational chorale. This recording marks the return of Dunedin Consort’s star-studded cast including, Nicholas Mulroy, Matthew Brook, Joanne Lunn and Clare Wilkinson plus newcomer Julia Doyle. Director John Butt’s liturgical reconstruction of Bach’s John Passion was named a ‘Critics’ Choice’ by BBC Radio 3 ‘CD Review’ and Gramophone, as well as being named ‘Recording of the Month’ by three publications. “Butt's contextualizing demands to be heard: it's nothing short of a revelation.” (BBC Music Magazine) “John Butt's research and direction are an object lesson in musical study brought to compelling life.” (The Observer)

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