Machet die Tore weit: Christmas Music at St Thomasís Leipzig | Christophorus CHR77449

Machet die Tore weit: Christmas Music at St Thomasís Leipzig

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Label: Christophorus

Cat No: CHR77449

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Christmas

Release Date: 30th October 2020

Contents

Artists

Antonia Bourve (soprano)
Simone Schwark (soprano)
Johanna Krell (alto)
Florian Cramer (tenor)
Hansjorg Mammel (tenor)
Markus Flaig (bass)
Kammerchor der Erloserkirche Bad Homburg
Johann Rosenmuller Ensemble

Conductor

Susanne Rohn

Works

Anonymous

Dies est laetitiae

Horn, Johann Caspar

Es begab sich aber zu der Zeit

Knupfer, Sebastian

Dies est laetitiae a 22

Kuhnau, Johann

Frohlocket, ihr Volker, und jauchzet, ihr Heiden

Michael, Tobias

Machet die Tore weit

Schelle, Johann

Machet die Tore weit

Artists

Antonia Bourve (soprano)
Simone Schwark (soprano)
Johanna Krell (alto)
Florian Cramer (tenor)
Hansjorg Mammel (tenor)
Markus Flaig (bass)
Kammerchor der Erloserkirche Bad Homburg
Johann Rosenmuller Ensemble

Conductor

Susanne Rohn

About

Generations of highly esteemed musicians have worked at Leipzigís Thomaskirche with its world-famous boysí choir.

Most of them are hardly known today like Tobias Michael, Sebastian KnŁpfer, Johann Schelle or Johann Kuhnau. These four composers were the immediate predecessors of the most famous Thomaskantor, Johann Sebastian Bach, and all of them also created wonderful music.

One sacred concerto each on ďMachet die Tore weitĒ by Johann Schelle and Tobias Michael opens the programme. The most splendid and extensive composition is Sebastian KnŁpferís Dies est laetitiae for 22 voices, divided into a five-part trumpet choir with timpani, strings, bassoon, three flutes, six soloists and a four-part choir.

The only composer on this CD who was not Thomaskantor is Johann Caspar Horn. His composition Es begab sich aber zu der Zeit, a setting of the well-known Christmas text from the Gospel of Luke, has been documented to have been performed in St Thomasís Church.

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