J S Bach - Easter Oratorio, Actus tragicus | SDG SDG719

J S Bach - Easter Oratorio, Actus tragicus

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Label: SDG

Cat No: SDG719

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 3rd March 2014

Contents

Artists

Hannah Morrison (soprano)
Meg Bragle (mezzo-soprano)
Nicholas Mulroy (tenor)
Peter Harvey (bass)
Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists

Conductor

John Eliot Gardiner

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Cantata BWV106 'Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit' (Actus tragicus)
Easter Oratorio, BWV249

Artists

Hannah Morrison (soprano)
Meg Bragle (mezzo-soprano)
Nicholas Mulroy (tenor)
Peter Harvey (bass)
Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists

Conductor

John Eliot Gardiner

About

The Easter Oratorio, one of the less performed of Bach’s choral works, was first composed as a simple cantata and later revised to become a more polished piece with a meditative emphasis.

Actus tragicus, composed for a funeral, has an unusually soft toned instrumentation (recorders, viola da gamba and organ) which make it sound both consoling and full of optimism.

The album contains a 28 pages booklet with notes by John Eliot Gardiner and texts in German, English and French.

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