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Voices Of Bach / Albrecht Mayer, English Concert


Release Date: 03/16/2010 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001404102  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachAndreas N. Tarkmann
Performer:  Albrecht Mayer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English ConcertTrinity Baroque
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Principal oboist of the Berlin Philharmonic and a hugely successful recording artist in his native Germany, Albrecht Mayer is a world-renowned musician and winner of Germany’s prestigious ECHO-Klassik as Instrumentalist of the Year.

His latest Decca solo album is a celebration of the music of J.S. Bach. The album includes works written specifically for wind instruments (both oboe and cor anglais) as well as great melodies from the choral works in new, authentic arrangements made for this recording by Andreas Tarkmann.

Albrecht Mayer is joined by one of Europe’s best-known Baroque orchestras, The English Concert, who are among the world’s finest chamber orchestras with a reputation for inspiring performances of
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The album also features the award-winning specialist Baroque choir: Trinity Baroque.
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Works on This Recording

1. Die Elenden sollen essen, dass sie satt werden, BWV 75: no 7, Was Gott tutt, das ist wohlgetan by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Albrecht Mayer (Oboe)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert,  Trinity Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
2. Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
3. Ihr Menschen, rühmet Gottes Liebe, BWV 167: Sei Lob nd Preis mit Ehren by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
4. Erforsche mich, Gott, und erfahre mein Herz, BWV 136: Dein Blut, der edle Saft by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
5. Widerstehe doch der Sünde, BWV 54: Excerpt(s) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1714; Cöthen, Germany 
Notes:  Arranged: Andreas Tarkmann  
6. Wo gehest du hin?, BWV 166: Ich bitte dich, Herr Jesu Christ, halt mich bei dein Gedanken by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
7. Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140: no 1, Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1731; Leipzig, Germany 
8. Der Himmel lacht, die Erde jubilieret, BWV 31: no 9, So fahr ich hin zu Jesu Christ by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1715; Cöthen, Germany 
9. Concerto for Oboe after Bach by Andreas N. Tarkmann
Period: 20th Century 
Notes: This work is based on excerpts from Cantatas BWV 105, 170 and 49 by J.S. Bach. 
10. Non sa che sia dolore, BWV 209: Excerpt(s) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
Written: after 1729; Germany 
Notes: Arranged by Andreas Tarkmann as a Concerto for oboe d'amore, strings and continuo.  
11. Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen, BWV 12: no 7, Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1714; Cöthen, Germany 

Sound Samples

Cantata BWV75 - "Die Elenden sollen essen, daß sie satt werden" - Arr. Andreas N. Tarkmann: Chorale: "Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan"
Concerto for Oboe d'amore (from BWV 209): 1. Allegro
Concerto for Oboe d'amore (from BWV 209): 2. Andante
Concerto for Oboe d'amore (from BWV 209): 3. Allegro
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Cantata BWV 147: Chorale: Jesu bleibet meine Freunde
Cantata BWV 167 - "Ihr Menschen, rühmet Gottes Liebe" - Arr. Andreas N Tarkmann: Chorale: Sei Lob und Preis mit Ehren
Cantata, BWV136 "Erforsche mich, Gott, und erfahre mein Herz" - Arr. Andreas N. Tarkmann: Chorale: Dein Blut, der edle Saft
Concerto for Cor Anglais (from BWV 54): 1. Larghetto
Concerto for Cor Anglais (from BWV 54): 2. Adagio
Concerto for Cor Anglais (from BWV 54): 3. Allegro
Cantata, BWV166 - "Wo gehest du hin?" - Arr. Andreas N Tarkmann: Chorale: "Ich bitte dich, Herr Jesu Christ"
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme Cantata, BWV 140 - Arr. Andreas N Tarkmann: Chorale: "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme"
Cantate No.31 "Der Himmel lacht, die Erde jubilieret", BWV 31 - Arr. Andreas N. Tarkmann: Chorale: "So fahr ich hin zu Jesu Christ"
Concerto for Oboe (from BWV 105, 170 & 49): 1. Allegro
Concerto for Oboe (from BWV 105, 170 & 49): 2. Andante
Concerto for Oboe (from BWV 105, 170 & 49): 3. Adagio
Concerto for Oboe (from BWV 105, 170 & 49): 4. Allegro
Cantata, BWV 12, "Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen " - Arr. Andreas N. Tarkmann: Chorale: "Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan"

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