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Reformation 1517-2017 / Ross, Choir of Clare College Cambridge


Release Date: 09/29/2017 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 902265  
Composer:  Martin LutherJohann Sebastian BachJohannes CrügerGeorg Neumark,   ... 
Conductor:  Graham Ross
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Clare College ChoirClare Baroque Ensemble

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In 1517, indignant at the mercenary abuses of the Church and convinced that a public debate was needed to restore faith in the founding texts of the Bible, Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg Castle. This marked the beginning of the Reformation, which was to spread all over Europe. Five hundred years later, Graham Ross here gives an insight into the emotional and dramatic strength of its theological and cultural legacy in a programme featuring Bach’s two great Reformation cantatas and other chorale-based works from the German and English traditions down to the 20th century. In 1517, indignant at the mercenary abuses of the Church and convinced that a public debate was needed to restore faith in the founding texts of the Bible, Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg Castle. This marked the beginning of the Reformation, which was to spread all over Europe. Five hundred years later, Graham Ross here gives an insight into the emotional and dramatic strength of its theological and cultural legacy in a programme featuring Bach’s two great Reformation cantatas and other chorale-based works from the German and English traditions down to the 20th century. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Ein' feste Burg ist unser Gott by Martin Luther
Conductor:  Graham Ross
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Clare College Choir,  Clare Baroque Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Germany 
2.
Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 80 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Graham Ross
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Clare College Choir,  Clare Baroque Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1744; Leipzig, Germany 
3.
Nun danket by Johannes Crüger
Conductor:  Graham Ross
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Clare College Choir,  Clare Baroque Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1647; Germany 
4.
Gott, der Herr, ist Sonn und Schild, BWV 79 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Graham Ross
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Clare College Choir,  Clare Baroque Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Leipzig, Germany 
5.
Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten by Georg Neumark
Conductor:  Graham Ross
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Clare College Choir,  Clare Baroque Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
6.
Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Graham Ross
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Clare College Choir,  Clare Baroque Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Germany 
7.
Mit Fried und Freud by Martin Luther
Conductor:  Graham Ross
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Clare College Choir,  Clare Baroque Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Germany 
8.
Motets (2), Op. 74: no 1, Warum ist das Licht gegeben by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Graham Ross
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Clare College Choir,  Clare Baroque Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Austria 
9.
Lord, thou hast been our refuge by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Graham Ross
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Clare College Choir,  Clare Baroque Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; England 

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