J.S. Bach's Motets are the indisputable summit of his output. Traditionally the Motets have been placed at the centre of his choral universe.Choirs can show off their technical brilliance, and moreover these scores are a joy to perform regardless of one's style of interpretation. However, for the last 25 years musicians and musicologists have subjected the importance of Bach's choirs to a fundamental review. The current research points out that Bach himself almost never had more than eight singers at his disposal (even for double-choir pieces).       Challenge Classics on sale


Disc No:CC 72160
Price: Sek. 70 (SACD)
Name: Bach - Motettes
 

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ComposerMusicPerformer
Bach, Johann Sebastian Komm, Jesu, komm
BWV 229      
La Petite Bande
Bach, Johann Sebastian Jesu, meine Freude
BWV 227      
Bach, Johann Sebastian Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf
BWV 226      
Bach, Johann Sebastian Fürchte dich nicht, ich bin bei dir
BWV 228      
Bach, Johann Sebastian Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied
BWV 225      

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