This group of cantatas, which have been selected from the award-winning cycle of recordings of the complete cantatas of J. S. Bach by Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam baroque Orchestra and Choir, were written for the three Marian Feasts. They not only show magnificent orchestration but also a particular degree of elaboration. Hence, the overall design of these cantatas is noticeably different from that of those written for the ordinary Sundays of the Epiphany and Trinity seasons. The cantata “Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern“ BWV 1 for the Feast of Annunciation dates from 1725 and is based on the hymn by Philipp Nicolai that makes use of an older melody.       Challenge Classics on sale

Disc No:CC 72281
Price: Sek. 70 (SACD)
Name: Bach - Cantatas
 for Marian Feasts

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Bach, Johann Sebastian Cantata 'Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern'
BWV 1      
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir - Ton Koopman
Deborah York, soprano
Bogna Bartosz, alto
Elisabeth von Magnus, alto
Paul Agnew, tenor
Jörg Dürmüller, tenor
Klaus Mertens, bass
Bach, Johann Sebastian Cantata 'Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin'
BWV 125      
Bach, Johann Sebastian Cantata 'Komm, du süße Todesstunde'
BWV 161      

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