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Great Bach Choruses / Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir

Gardiner / Monteverdi Choir
Release Date: 04/23/2013 
Label:  Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog #: 001825602   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Anthony Rolfe JohnsonStephen VarcoeNancy Argenta
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque SoloistsMonteverdi ChoirLondon Oratory Junior Choir,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"If there were an Nobel prize for choirs, the Monteverdi Choir should be its laureate." - Le Monde

Parallel to the forthcoming John Eliot Gardiner Collection and the Archiv Produktion box, here's a famous compilation of Great Bach Choruses, newly re-presented just in time for Easter 2013.

It comes with a fresh cover, liner notes and texts and translations.

The acclaimed Monteverdi Choir sings a selection of celebrated Bach choruses under their director John Eliot Gardiner, one of the most versatile and exciting conductors of our time.

For Gardiner "Bach is probably the only composer whose music is so rich, so challenging to the performer and so spiritually uplifting to
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Includes selections from the Passions, the Mass in B minor, the Christmas Oratorio and several cantatas.
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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:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
2. Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 62: no 1, Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
3. Schwingt freudig euch empor, BWV 36: no 1, Schwingt freudich euch empor by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1731; Leipzig, Germany 
4. Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140: no 1, Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1731; Leipzig, Germany 
5. Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Cantata no 1, Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
6. Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Sanctus by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
7. Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Hosanna by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
8. O Jesu Christ, mein Lebens Licht, BWV 118b by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736-1737; Leipzig, Germany 
9. Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244: no 1, Kommt, ihr Töchter by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  London Oratory Junior Choir,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1727; Leipzig, Germany 
10. Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244: no 78, Wir setzen uns mit Tränen nieder by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  London Oratory Choir,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1727; Leipzig, Germany 
11. Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste, BWV 106 "Actus tragicus": no 2a, Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Mühlhausen, Germany 
12. Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste, BWV 106 "Actus tragicus": Ach, Herr by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
Period: Baroque 
13. Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste, BWV 106 "Actus tragicus": Bestelle dein by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stephen Varcoe (Bass)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
Period: Baroque 
14. Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste, BWV 106 "Actus tragicus": Es ist by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Nancy Argenta (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
15. Saint John Passion, BWV 245: no 68, Ach Herr, lass dein lieb Engelein by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
16. Saint John Passion, BWV 245: no 67, Ruhet wohl, ihr heilgen Gebeine by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
17. Saint John Passion, BWV 245: no 33, Und die Kriegsknechte by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor), Stephen Varcoe (Baritone)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 

Sound Samples

Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Cantata BWV 147: 10. Choral: "Jesus bleibet meine Freude"
"Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland", BWV 62: 1. Chorus "Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland" (Choir)
"Schwingt freudig euch empor" BWV 36 / Part 1: 1. Chorus "Schwingt freudig euch empor" (Choir)
"Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" Cantata, BWV 140: Chor: "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part One - For The First Day Of Christmas: No.1 Chorus: "Jauchzet, frohlocket"
Mass In B Minor, BWV 232 / Sanctus: Sanctus
Mass In B Minor, BWV 232 / Sanctus: Osanna in excelsis
O Jesu Christ, mein's Lebens Licht Motet, BWV 118/231
St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part One: No.1 Chorus I/II: "Kommt, ihr Töchter, helft mir klagen"
St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two: No.68 Chorus I/II: "Wir setzen uns mit Tränen nieder"
Cantata, BWV 106 "Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit": 2a.-d. "Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit" ... "Es ist der alte Bund"
St. John Passion, BWV 245 / Part Two: No.27 Evangelist, Chorus, Evangelist: " Die Kriegsknechte aber "
St. John Passion, BWV 245 / Part Two: No.39 Chorus: "Ruht wohl, ihr heiligen Gebeine"
St. John Passion, BWV 245 / Part Two: No.40 Choral: "Ach Herr, laß dein lieb Engelein"

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