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Bach: Easter Oratorio / Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists


Release Date: 03/25/2014 
Label:  Soli Deo Gloria Records   Catalog #: 719   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Nicholas MulroyMeg BragleHannah MorrisonPeter Harvey
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque SoloistsMonteverdi Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Following their acclaimed release of Bach's Ascension Oratorio, the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists have recorded the Easter Oratorio BWV 249, one of Bach's less-performed choral works. The Easter Oratorio was composed originally as a simple cantata, and was later revised into a more polished piece, with a meditative emphasis and underlying narrative flavor. The work is paired with Bach's Actus tragicus BWV 106. Following their acclaimed release of Bach's Ascension Oratorio, the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists have recorded the Easter Oratorio BWV 249, one of Bach's less-performed choral works. The Easter Oratorio was composed originally as a simple cantata, and was later revised into a more polished piece, with a meditative emphasis and underlying narrative flavor. The work is paired with Bach's Actus tragicus BWV 106. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste, BWV 106 "Actus tragicus" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Nicholas Mulroy (Tenor), Meg Bragle (Mezzo Soprano), Hannah Morrison (Soprano),
Peter Harvey (Bass)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Mühlhausen, Germany 
Venue:  Cadogan Hall, London 
Length: 17 Minutes 44 Secs. 
2. Easter Oratorio, BWV 249 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Harvey (Bass), Hannah Morrison (Soprano), Meg Bragle (Mezzo Soprano),
Nicholas Mulroy (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1732-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  Cadogan Hall, London 
Length: 38 Minutes 22 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106, "Actus tragicus": Sonatina
Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106, "Actus tragicus": Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit (Chorus)
Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106, "Actus tragicus": Arioso: Ach Herr, lehre uns bedenken (Tenor)
Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106, "Actus tragicus": Arioso: Bestelle dein Haus (Bass)
Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106, "Actus tragicus": Arioso: Es ist der alte Bund (Soprano, Chorus)
Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106, "Actus tragicus": Aria: In deinen hande befehle ich meinen Geist (Alto)
Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106, "Actus tragicus": Arioso: Heute wirst du mit mir im Paradies sein (Bass, Chorus)
Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106, "Actus tragicus": Glorie, Lob, Ehr und Herrlichkeit (Chorus)
Easter Oratorio, BWV 249: Sinfonia
Easter Oratorio, BWV 249: Adagio
Easter Oratorio, BWV 249: Kommt, eilet und laufet (Chorus)
Easter Oratorio, BWV 249: Recitative: O kalter Manner Sinn! (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass)
Easter Oratorio, BWV 249: Aria: Seele, deine Spezereien (Soprano)
Easter Oratorio, BWV 249: Recitative: Hier ist die Gruft (Alto, Tenor, Bass)
Easter Oratorio, BWV 249: Aria: Sanfte soll mein Todeskummer (Tenor)
Easter Oratorio, BWV 249: Recitative: Indessen seufzen wir (Soprano, Alto)
Easter Oratorio, BWV 249: Aria: Saget, saget mit geschwinde (Alto)
Easter Oratorio, BWV 249: Recitative: Wir sind erfreut (Bass)
Easter Oratorio, BWV 249: Preis und Dank (Chorus)

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