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Release Date: 02/06/2007 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 83765   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachJ. F. Ludwig Thiele
Performer:  Crispian Steele-PerkinsNancy ArgentaIan BostridgePeter Kooy,   ... 
Conductor:  Andrew ParrottFabio BiondiSigiswald KuijkenPhilippe Herreweghe,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner ConsortTaverner PlayersEnsemble Sonnerie,   ... 
Number of Discs: 6 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Works on This Recording

1.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
2.
Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51: no 1, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Crispian Steele-Perkins (Trumpet), Nancy Argenta (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Sonnerie
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1730; Leipzig, Germany 
Language: German 
3.
Ich habe genug, BWV 82: Ich habe genug by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europa Galante
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; Cöthen, Germany 
Language: German 
4.
Magnificat in D major, BWV 243: Magnificat by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sigiswald Kuijken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Petite Bande,  Netherlands Chamber Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Language: Latin 
5.
Magnificat in D major, BWV 243: Deposuit potentes by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sigiswald Kuijken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Petite Bande,  Netherlands Chamber Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Leipzig, Germany 
Language: Latin 
6.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 5, Wie soll ich dich empfangen by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Kooy (Bass)
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium Vocale,  Ghent Collegium Vocale Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Leipzig, Germany 
Language: German 
7.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 47, Erleucht auch meine finstre Sinnen by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Kooy (Bass)
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium Vocale,  Ghent Collegium Vocale Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Language: German 
8.
Saint John Passion, BWV 245: no 27, Ach grosser König by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Caroline Trevor (Alto), Richard Boothby (Viola da gamba)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players,  Taverner Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
Language: German 
9.
Saint John Passion, BWV 245: no 58, Es ist vollbracht by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Caroline Trevor (Alto), Richard Boothby (Viola da gamba)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players,  Taverner Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
Language: German 
10.
Saint John Passion, BWV 245: no 67, Ruhet wohl, ihr heilgen Gebeine by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Richard Boothby (Viola da gamba), Caroline Trevor (Alto)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players,  Taverner Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
Language: German 
11.
Jesu, der du meine Seele, BWV 78: Wir eilen mit schwachen, doch emsigen Schritten, o Jesu, o Meister by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Edith Mathis (Soprano), Sybil Michelow (Alto)
Conductor:  Wolfgang Gönnenwein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Musicum
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
Language: German 
12.
Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244: no 47, Erbarme dich by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stephanie Blythe (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  John Nelson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Orchestral Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1727; Leipzig, Germany 
Language: German 
13.
Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244: no 63, O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Nicolai Gedda (Tenor)
Conductor:  Wolfgang Gönnenwein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  South German Madrigal Choir Stuttgart,  Consortium Musicum
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1727; Leipzig, Germany 
14.
Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244: no 26, Ich will bei meinem Jesu wachen by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Nicolai Gedda (Tenor)
Conductor:  Wolfgang Gönnenwein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  South German Madrigal Choir Stuttgart,  Consortium Musicum
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1727; Leipzig, Germany 
Language: German 
Notes: Selection recorded May and June, 1968. 
15.
Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244: no 78, Wir setzen uns mit Tränen nieder by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Nicolai Gedda ()
Conductor:  Wolfgang Gönnenwein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  South German Madrigal Choir Stuttgart,  Consortium Musicum
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1727; Leipzig, Germany 
16.
Easter Oratorio, BWV 249: Kommt, eilet und laufet by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: Leipzig, Germany 
Language: German 
Notes: Composition written: Leipzig, Germany (1732 - 1735). 
17.
Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 "Hunt Cantata": Schafe können sicher weiden by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Barbara Hendricks (Soprano)
Conductor:  Peter Schreier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  C.P.E. Bach Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713; Cöthen, Germany 
Language: German 
18.
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Lionel Rogg (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1723; ?Weimar, Germany 
19.
Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jonathan Rees (Violin), Jane Murdoch (Violin)
Conductor:  Jonathan Rees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
20.
Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jonathan Rees (Violin), Giles Lewin (Recorder), William Lyons (Recorder)
Conductor:  Jonathan Rees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; ?Cöthen, Germany 
21.
Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melante Amsterdam
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
22.
Musikalisches Opfer, BWV 1079: no 5, Ricercar a 6 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Sonnerie
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747; Leipzig, Germany 
23.
Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Mark Bennett (Trumpet), Rachel Beckett (Recorder), Monica Huggett (Violin),
Paul Goodwin (Oboe)
Conductor:  Monica Huggett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1718; ?Cöthen, Germany 
24.
Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C minor, BWV 1060 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alfredo Bernardini (Oboe), Fabio Biondi (Violin)
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europa Galante
Period: Baroque 
25.
Concerto for 4 Harpsichords in A minor, BWV 1065 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Carsten Lohff (Harpsichord), Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord), Bernhard Klapprott (Harpsichord),
Marcelo Bussi (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Bob van Asperen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melante Amsterdam
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
26.
Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, BWV 1041 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Elizabeth Wallfisch (Violin)
Conductor:  Elizabeth Wallfisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
27.
Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Janet See (Flute), John Toll (Harpsichord), John Holloway (Violin)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720-1721; ?Cöthen, Germany 
28.
Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 3 in G minor, BWV 1029 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ton Koopman (Harpsichord), Jordi Savall (Bass Viola da gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
29.
Italian Concerto, BWV 971 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Davitt Moroney (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; Leipzig, Germany 
30.
Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: 5th movement, Chaconne by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Notes: This selection is a multichannel recording. 
31.
Suite for Cello solo no 1 in G major, BWV 1007: 1st movement, Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ralph Kirshbaum (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
32.
Suite for Cello solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1009: 6th movement, Gigue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ralph Kirshbaum (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
33.
Suite for Lute in E minor, BWV 996: 4th movement, Sarabande by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Pierre Hantaï (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
34.
Suite for Lute in E minor, BWV 996: 5th movement, Bourée by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Pierre Hantaï (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Notes: Composition written: Weimar, Germany (1708 - 1717). 
35.
Suite for Lute in E minor, BWV 996: 6th movement, Gigue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Pierre Hantaï (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
36.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 3 in C sharp major, BWV 848 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
37.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 883 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
38.
Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue for Organ in A minor by J. F. Ludwig Thiele
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
39.
Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in E flat major, BWV 1031 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1734; Leipzig, Germany 
40.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Excerpt(s) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany 
41.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in E minor, BWV 1023 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
Written: Weimar, Germany 
Notes: Composition written: Weimar, Germany (1714 - 1717). 
42.
Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major, BWV 564 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; ?Weimar, Germany 
43.
Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Excerpt(s) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Catherine Patriasz (Alto), Charles Brett (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium Vocale,  Ghent Collegium Vocale Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
44.
Partita for Flute solo in A minor, BWV 1013: 1st movement, Allemande by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Marc Hantaï (Flute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1720s; ?Cöthen, Germany 
45.
Suite for Cello solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1009: 5th movement, Bourée by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ralph Kirshbaum (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
46.
Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste, BWV 106 "Actus tragicus": no 1, Sonatina in E flat minor by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Wolfgang Gönnenwein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Musicum
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Mühlhausen, Germany 
47.
Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste, BWV 106 "Actus tragicus": no 2a, Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Wolfgang Gönnenwein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  South German Madrigal Choir Stuttgart,  Consortium Musicum
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Mühlhausen, Germany 
48.
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140: no 1, Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Wolfgang Gönnenwein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  South German Madrigal Choir Stuttgart,  Consortium Musicum
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1731; Leipzig, Germany 
49.
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Lionel Rogg (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Germany 
50.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
51.
Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Notes: Composition written: Leipzig, Germany (1738 - 1739). 
52.
Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alison Bury (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1711-1713; ?Weimar, Germany 
53.
Partita for Keyboard no 1 in B flat major, BWV 825 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
54.
Partita for Violin solo no 3 in E major, BWV 1006 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Monica Huggett (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
55.
Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Lionel Rogg (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1708-1712; Arnstadt, Germany 
56.
Concerto for Organ solo in A minor, BWV 593 (after Vivaldi) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Lionel Rogg (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 

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