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Collectors Edition - Bach: Christmas Oratorio, Etc


Release Date: 11/09/2004 
Label:  Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog #: 000345102   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ruth HoltonAnthony Rolfe JohnsonHans-Peter BlochwitzAnne Sofie von Otter,   ... 
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque SoloistsMonteverdi ChoirLondon Oratory Junior Choir
Number of Discs: 9 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 8 Hours 31 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ruth Holton (Soprano), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor), Hans-Peter Blochwitz (Tenor),
Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano), Nancy Argenta (Soprano), Olaf Bär (Bass),
Katie Pringle (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1987 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 140 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Composition written: Leipzig, Germany (1734 - 1735). 
2.
Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Olaf Bär (Baritone), Howard Crook (Tenor), Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano),
Michael Chance (Countertenor), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor), Ann Monoyios (Soprano),
Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Andreas Schmidt (Baritone), Cornelius Hauptmann (Bass)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir,  London Oratory Junior Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: Circa 1727; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 04/1988 
Venue:  The Maltings, Snape, Aldeburgh 
Length: 157 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: German 
3.
Mass in B minor, BWV 232 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sophia McKenna (Oboe), Patrick Collin (Countertenor), Paul Nicholson (Harpsichord),
Valerie Darke (Oboe), Alastair Ross (Organ), Elizabeth Wilcock (Violin),
Howard Milner (Tenor), Andrew Murgatroyd (Tenor), Lisa Beznosiuk (Flute),
Stephen Varcoe (Bass), Richard Lloyd Morgan (Bass), Wynford Evans (Tenor),
Nancy Argenta (Soprano), Ashley Stafford (Countertenor), Lynne Dawson (Soprano),
Jane Fairfield (Soprano), Valerie Botwright (Double Bass), Timothy Mason (Cello),
Michael Thompson (French Horn), Patrizia Kwella (Soprano), Carol Hall (Soprano),
Mary Nichols (Mezzo Soprano), Michael Chance (Countertenor), Jean Knibbs (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747-49; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1985 
Venue:  All Saints' Church, Tooting, London 
Length: 106 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
4.
Saint John Passion, BWV 245 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Neill Archer (Tenor), Gillian Ross (Soprano), Michael Chance (Countertenor),
Ruth Holton (Soprano), Nancy Argenta (Soprano), Rufus Müller (Tenor),
Andrew Murgatroyd (Tenor), Simon Birchall (Bass), Nicholas Robertson (Tenor),
Cornelius Hauptmann (Bass), Stephen Varcoe (Bass), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1986 
Venue:  All Saints' Church, Tooting, London 
Length: 107 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: German 

Sound Samples

Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part One - For The First Day Of Christmas: No.1 Chorus: "Jauchzet, frohlocket"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part One - For The First Day Of Christmas: No.2 Evangelist: "Es begab sich aber zu der Zeit"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part One - For The First Day Of Christmas: No.3 Rezitativ (Alt): "Nun wird mein liebster Bräutigam"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part One - For The First Day Of Christmas: No.4 Aria (Alto): " Bereite dich, Zion"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part One - For The First Day Of Christmas: No.5 Choral: "Wie soll ich dich empfangen"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part One - For The First Day Of Christmas: No.6 Evangelist: "Und sie gebar ihren ersten Sohn"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part One - For The First Day Of Christmas: No.7 Chorale: "Er ist auf Erden kommen arm", Recitativ (Bass): Wer will die Liebe recht erhöhn"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part One - For The First Day Of Christmas: No.8 Aria (Baß): "Großer Herr, o starker König"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part One - For The First Day Of Christmas: No.9 Choral: "Ach mein herzliebes Jesulein"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Two - For The Second Day Of Christmas: No.10 Sinfonia
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Two - For The Second Day Of Christmas: No.11 Evangelist: "Und es waren Hirten in derselben Gegend"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Two - For The Second Day Of Christmas: No.12 Chorale: "Brich an, o schönes Morgenlicht"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Two - For The Second Day Of Christmas: No.13 Evangelist, Engel: "Und der Engel sprach zu Ihnen"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Two - For The Second Day Of Christmas: No.14 Rezitativ (Baß): "Was Gott dem Abraham Verheißen"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Two - For The Second Day Of Christmas: No.15 Aria (Tenor): "Frohe Hirten, eilt, ach eilet"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Two - For The Second Day Of Christmas: No.16 Evangelist: "Und das habt zum Zeichen"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Two - For The Second Day Of Christmas: No.17 Chorale: "Schaut hin, dort liegt im finstern Stall"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Two - For The Second Day Of Christmas: No.18 Rezitativ (Baß): "So geht denn hin, ihr Hirten, geht"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Two - For The Second Day Of Christmas: No.19 Aria (Alto): "Schlafe, mein Liebster, geniesse der Ruh"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Two - For The Second Day Of Christmas: No.20 Evangelist: "Und alsbald war da bei dem Engel"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Two - For The Second Day Of Christmas: No.21 Chor: "Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Two - For The Second Day Of Christmas: No.22 Rezitativ (Baß): "So recht, ihr Engel, jauchzt und singet"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Two - For The Second Day Of Christmas: No.23 Chorale: "Wir singen dir in deinem Heer"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Three - For The Third Day Of Christmas: No.24 Chor: "Herrscher des Himmels, erhöre das Lallen"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Three - For The Third Day Of Christmas: No.25 Evangelist: "Und da die Engel von ihnen gen Himmel fuhren"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Three - For The Third Day Of Christmas: No.26 Chor: "Lasset uns nun gehen gen Bethlehem"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Three - For The Third Day Of Christmas: No.27 Rezitativ (Baß): "Er hat sein Volk getröst"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Three - For The Third Day Of Christmas: No.28 Choral: "Dies hat er alles uns getan"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Three - For The Third Day Of Christmas: No.29 Duett (Sopran, Baß): "Herr, dein Mitleid, dein Erbarmen"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Three - For The Third Day Of Christmas: No.30 Evangelist: "Und sie kamen eilend"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Three - For The Third Day Of Christmas: No.31 Aria (Alt): "Schließe, mein Herze, dies selige Wunder"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Three - For The Third Day Of Christmas: No.32 Recitativ (Alt): "Ja, ja, mein Herz soll es bewahren"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Three - For The Third Day Of Christmas: No.33 Choral: "Ich will dich mit Fleiß bewahren"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Three - For The Third Day Of Christmas: No.34 Evangelist: "Und die Hirten kehrten wieder um"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Three - For The Third Day Of Christmas: No.35 Choral: "Seid froh dieweil"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Three - For The Third Day Of Christmas: No.24 Chor: "Herrscher des Himmels, erhöre das Lallen"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Four - For New Year's Day: No.36 Chor: "Fallt mit Danken, fallt mit Loben"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Four - For New Year's Day: No.37 Evangelist: "Und da acht Tage um waren"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Four - For New Year's Day: No.38 Rezitativ (Baß): "Immanuel, o süßes Wort" Arioso (Chor-Sopran, Baß): "Jesu, du mein liebstes Leben"-"Komm ich will dich mit Lust umfassen"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Four - For New Year's Day: No.39 Aria (Soprano, Echo-soprano): "Flösst, mein Heiland, flösst dein Namen"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Four - For New Year's Day: No.40 Rezitativ (Baß): "Wohlan, dein Name soll allein" Arioso (Chor-Sopran): "Jesu mein Freud und Wonne"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Four - For New Year's Day: No.41 Aria (Tenor): "Ich will nur dir zu Ehren leben"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Four - For New Year's Day: No.42 Choral: "Jesus richte mein Beginnen"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Five - For The 1st Sunday In The New Year: No.43 Chor: "Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Five - For The 1st Sunday In The New Year: No.44 Evangelist: "Da Jesu geboren war zu Bethlehem"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Five - For The 1st Sunday In The New Year: No.45 Chor: "Wo ist der neugeborne König der Juden?" - Rezitativ (Alt): "Sucht ihn in meiner Brust"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Five - For The 1st Sunday In The New Year: No.46 Choral: "Dein Glanz all Finsternis verzehrt"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Five - For The 1st Sunday In The New Year: No.47 Aria (Bass): "Erleucht auch meine finstre Sinnen"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Five - For The 1st Sunday In The New Year: No.48 Evangelist: "Da das der König Herodes hörte"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Five - For The 1st Sunday In The New Year: No.49 Rezitativ (Alt): "Warum wollt ihr erschrecken?"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Five - For The 1st Sunday In The New Year: No.50 Evangelist: "Und ließ versammeln alle Hohepriester"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Five - For The 1st Sunday In The New Year: No.51 Terzetto (Soprano, Alto, Tenor): "Ach, wann wird die Zeit erscheinen?"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Five - For The 1st Sunday In The New Year: No.52 Rezitativ (Alt): "Mein Liebster herrschet schon"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Five - For The 1st Sunday In The New Year: No.53 Choral: "Zwar ist solche Herzensstube"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Six - For The Feast Of Epiphany: No.54 Chor: "Herr, wenn die stolzen Feinde schnauben"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Six - For The Feast Of Epiphany: No.55 Evangelist: "Da berief Herodes die Weisen heimlich" - Herodes: "Ziehet hin und forschet fleißig"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Six - For The Feast Of Epiphany: No.56 Rezitativ (Sopran): "Du Falscher, suche nur den Herrn zu fällen"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Six - For The Feast Of Epiphany: No.57 Aria (Sopran): "Nur ein Wink von seinen Händen"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Six - For The Feast Of Epiphany: No.58 Evangelist: "Als sie nun den König gehöret hatten"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Six - For The Feast Of Epiphany: No.59 Chorale: "Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Six - For The Feast Of Epiphany: No.60 Evangelist: "Und Gott befahl ihnen im Traum"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Six - For The Feast Of Epiphany: No.61 Rezitativ (Tenor): "So geht! Genug, mein Schatz geht nicht von hier"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Six - For The Feast Of Epiphany: No.62 Aria (Tenor): "Nun mögt ihr stolzen Feinde schrecken"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Six - For The Feast Of Epiphany: No.63 Rezitativ (Sopran, Alt, Tenor, Baß): "Was will der Hölle Schrecken nun?"
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Six - For The Feast Of Epiphany: No.64 Choral: "Nun seid ihr wohl gerochen"

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 Musician's Musicians April 15, 2012 By Jerry K. P. (Pine Level, AL) See All My Reviews "John Eliot Gardiner and his group are superb. I have seen DVDs of them, and they have great joy in performing music. That makes all the difference in the world. Some groups seem to just play notes in a matter of fact way, and it falls flat on my heart-centered soul. One has to experience music in the soul the tones while playing and caress the tones in order to ignite listeners. Gardiner and his group do this. I adore them." Report Abuse
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