JS Bach - Christmas Oratorio | Naxos 857400102

JS Bach - Christmas Oratorio

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 857400102

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 12th October 2018

Contents

Artists

Julia Kleiter (soprano)
Katharina Magiera (alto)
Georg Poplutz (tenor)
Thomas E Bauer (bass)
Bachchor Mainz
Bachorchester Mainz

Conductor

Ralf Otto

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Christmas Oratorio (Weihnachts-Oratorium), BWV248

Artists

Julia Kleiter (soprano)
Katharina Magiera (alto)
Georg Poplutz (tenor)
Thomas E Bauer (bass)
Bachchor Mainz
Bachorchester Mainz

Conductor

Ralf Otto

About

J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio was written for the Christmas season of 1734, and although it incorporates music from earlier works it belongs firmly among his timeless large-scale compositions. The development of the oratorio, which was to become a new musical form in Protestant church services at that time, was stimulated by Bach’s compositions, particularly by the unusual form of his six-part Christmas Oratorio. From its famously joyful opening ‘Jauchzet frohlocket ’ to the arrival of the Wise Men from the East, this work’s enduring popularity has long proven its status as a choral ‘evergreen’.

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