JS Bach - Meins Lebens Licht: Cantatas BWV45 & 198, Motet BWV118 | Phi LPH035

JS Bach - Meins Lebens Licht: Cantatas BWV45 & 198, Motet BWV118

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Label: Phi

Cat No: LPH035

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 26th March 2021

Contents

Artists

Dorothee Mields (soprano)
Alex Potter (countertenor)
Thomas Hobbs (tenor)
Peter Kooij (bass)
Collegium Vocale Gent

Conductor

Philippe Herreweghe

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Cantata BWV45 'Es ist dir gesagt, Mensch, was gut ist'
Cantata BWV198 'Lass, Furstin, lass noch einen Strahl' (Trauerode)
Motet BWV118 'O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht'

Artists

Dorothee Mields (soprano)
Alex Potter (countertenor)
Thomas Hobbs (tenor)
Peter Kooij (bass)
Collegium Vocale Gent

Conductor

Philippe Herreweghe

About

After a widely acclaimed St John Passion in 2020 (Gramophone Editor’s Choice, BBC Music Magazine Choice, Trophée Radio Classique), Philippe Herreweghe and his Collegium Vocale Gent continue their in-depth exploration of the works of the composer who has earned them worldwide fame.

Of the two cantatas recorded here, Es ist dir gesagt, Mensch, was gut ist, BWV45, written in 1726, is built around a very virtuosic, almost operatic bass solo setting scriptural words of Christ. Laß, Fürstin, laß noch einen Strahl, BWV198, which dates from the following year, was composed for the funeral of Christiane Eberhardine, Electress of Saxony and titular Queen of Poland, the daughter of the Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth and an ardent Lutheran, whose death had deeply affected the people of Leipzig. These works are accompanied by the soothing, luminous motet O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht, BWV118, also composed for a funeral service in 1736 or 1737.

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