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Bach: The Motets / Kuijken, La Petite Bande


Release Date: 07/07/2017 
Label:  Accent   Catalog #: 24331  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sigiswald Kuijken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Petite Bande
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The debate surrounding Bach’s vocal scoring has mostly focused on the cantatas and Passions. The evidence for Joshua Rifkin’s hypothesis of single voices is found among the sources of these works. Bach’s motets have featured rather less in the debate. For those wanting a general “choral” approach, La Petite Bande and Sigiswald Kuijken present on their recording from the early 1990s an alternative to the authentic early performance style. La Petite Bande was founded in 1972 by Sigiswald Kuijken at the request of the record company Harmonia Mundi in order to record Lully’s “Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme,” under the direction of Gustav Leonhardt. The orchestra takes its name and constitution from Lully’s own orchestra at the court of Louis XIV. All Read more its members are internationally renowned specialists in the early music field. La Petite Bande has recorded instrumental as well as vocal music, including operas and oratorios from the Baroque and Classical periods. La Petite Bande currently makes recordings for Accent, Challenge, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Denon, Seon/Virgin and Hyperion. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Komm, Jesu, komm!, BWV 229 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sigiswald Kuijken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Petite Bande
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
2.
Fürchte dich nicht, ich bin bei dir, BWV 228 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sigiswald Kuijken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Petite Bande
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726; Leipzig, Germany 
3.
Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, BWV 230 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sigiswald Kuijken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Petite Bande
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1723-1729; Leipzig, Germany 
4.
Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, BWV 226 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sigiswald Kuijken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Petite Bande
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1729; Leipzig, Germany 
5.
Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sigiswald Kuijken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Petite Bande
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
6.
Singet Dem Hern, BWV 225 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sigiswald Kuijken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Petite Bande

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