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Bach: Christmas Oratorio (arranged by Bill Dobbins) / King's Singers, WDR Big Band

King's Singers / Bach / Wdr Big Band / Dobbins
Release Date: 11/30/2010 
Label:  Signum U.k.   Catalog #: 215  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Bill Dobbins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's SingersWest German Radio Big Band
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A unique disc from two versatile and distinctive groups of performers: The King’s Singers and and the WDR Big Band perform a new jazz version of JS Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, arranged and directed by Bill Dobbins, Professor of Jazz Studies at the Eastman School of Music.

Recorded live in concert last year, this performance captures the timeless and versatile nature of Bach’s work, retaining the integrity of the original whilst presenting it in wholly new setting. Both groups are Grammy award winners; The King’s Singers, famed for their precision and sound, and the WDR Big Band, one of Europe’s leading jazz-ensembles.
A unique disc from two versatile and distinctive groups of performers: The King’s Singers and and the WDR Big Band perform a new jazz version of JS Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, arranged and directed by Bill Dobbins, Professor of Jazz Studies at the Eastman School of Music.

Recorded live in concert last year, this performance captures the timeless and versatile nature of Bach’s work, retaining the integrity of the original whilst presenting it in wholly new setting. Both groups are Grammy award winners; The King’s Singers, famed for their precision and sound, and the WDR Big Band, one of Europe’s leading jazz-ensembles.
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Works on This Recording

1. Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Bill Dobbins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers,  West German Radio Big Band
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Notes: Arranger: Bill Dobbins. 

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