Bach: Cantatas Vol 20 / Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir, et al

> Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee vom Himmel fallt, BWV 18 - Sinfonia
> Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee vom Himmel fallt, BWV 18 - Recitative: Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee vom Himmle fallt (Bass)
> Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee vom Himmel fallt, BWV 18 - Chorale Recitative: Mein Gott, hier wird mein Herze sein (Tenor, Bass)
> Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee vom Himmel fallt, BWV 18 - Aria: Mein Seelenschatz ist Gottes Wort (Soprano)
> Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee vom Himmel fallt, BWV 18 - Chorale: Ich bitt, o Herr, aus Herzensgrund
> Leichtgesinnte Flattergeister, BWV 181 - Aria: Leichtgesinnte Flattergeister (Bass)
> Leichtgesinnte Flattergeister, BWV 181 - Recitative: O ungluckselger Stand verkehrter Seelen (Alto)
> Leichtgesinnte Flattergeister, BWV 181 - Aria: Der schadlichen Dornen unendliche Zahl (Tenor)
> Leichtgesinnte Flattergeister, BWV 181 - Recitative: Von diesen wird die Kraft erstickt (Soprano)
> Leichtgesinnte Flattergeister, BWV 181 - Lass, Hochster, uns zu allen Zeiten (Chorus)
> Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort, BWV 126 - Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort (Chorus)
> Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort, BWV 126 - Aria: Sende deine Macht von oben (Tenor)
> Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort, BWV 126 - Recitative and Choral: Der Menschen Gunst und Macht (Alto, Tenor)
> Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort, BWV 126 - Aria: Sturze zu Boden schwulstige Stolze! (Bass)
> Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort, BWV 126 - Recitative: So wird dein Wort und Wahrheit offenbar (Tenor)
> Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort, BWV 126 - Chorale: Verleih uns Frieden gnadiglich (Chorus)
> Ich hab in Gottes Herz und Sinn, BWV 92 - Aria: Das Sturmen von den rauhen Winden (Bass)
> Ich hab in Gottes Herz und Sinn, BWV 92 - Chorale and Recitative: Ei nun, mein Gott, so fall ich dir (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass)
> Ich hab in Gottes Herz und Sinn, BWV 92 - Aria: Meinem Hirten bleib ich treu (Soprano)
> Ich hab in Gottes Herz und Sinn, BWV 92 - Chorale: Soll ich denn auch des Todes Weg (Chorus)

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 144 "Nimm, was dein ist, und gehe hin" BWV 144
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 84, "Ich bin vergnügt mit meinem Glücke," BWV 84
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 92, "Ich hab in Gottes Herz und Sinn," BWV 92
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 18, "Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee vom Himmel fällt" BWV 18
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 181, "Leichtgesinnte Flattergeister," BWV 181
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 126, "Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort," BWV 126
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Notes & Reviews:

Soli Deo Gloria offers the next installment in its award-winning Bach Cantata series, a double album featuring cantatas for the second and third Sunday before Lent, recorded live in February 2000. We join the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists under the direction of John Eliot Gardiner in Naarden, Holland for a performance of Bach's cantatas for Septuagesima. The program opens with Bach's first Leipzig cycle, "Nimm, was dein ist, und gehe hin" (BWV 144), and ends with the third of Bach's surviving cantatas for this Sunday, "Ich hab in Gottes Herz und Sinn" (BWV 92).

BBC Music Magazine
Expressive fervour and eloquent phrasing with which the excellent singers of the Monteverdi Choir infuse their performance. There are also some splendid solo contributions, notably from tenors James Oxley and James Gilchrist and basses Jonathan Brown and Stephen Loges.

Gramophone Magazine
Gardiner's forces are on splendid form in another exceptional volume.

Sunday Times
There's nothing routine about this music, and nothing routine about these performances, either.

The Observer
Fine performances all round, but the palm as ever has to go to Bach himself: the amazing central fresco of BWV 18 is far more dramatic than most operas of the time.

Gramophone Magazine
Strong interpretations, with fine choral work in this set of cantatas for Trinity. ... the pick of the crop - certainly in choral terms - is the sensational and woefully little-known Es wartet, BWV187, whose opening canvas is strikingly extensive.



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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 144 "Nimm, was dein ist, und gehe hin" BWV 144
  • Performers: Miah Persson (Soprano); James Oxley (Tenor)
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
  • Running Time: 11 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 02/06/1724
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 84, "Ich bin vergnügt mit meinem Glücke," BWV 84
  • Performer: Miah Persson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
  • Running Time: 12 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 02/09/1727
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 92, "Ich hab in Gottes Herz und Sinn," BWV 92
  • Performers: Jonathan Brown (Bass); Miah Persson (Soprano); James Oxley (Tenor)
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
  • Running Time: 26 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 01/28/1725
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 18, "Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee vom Himmel fällt" BWV 18
  • Performers: Gillian Keith (Soprano); Stephen Loges; James Gilchrist (Tenor)
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
  • Running Time: 13 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1713-1714
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 181, "Leichtgesinnte Flattergeister," BWV 181
  • Performers: Angharad Jones (Soprano); Stephen Loges; James Gilchrist (Tenor)
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
  • Running Time: 11 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 02/13/1724
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 126, "Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort," BWV 126
  • Performers: Stephen Loges; James Gilchrist (Tenor)
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
  • Running Time: 15 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 02/04/1725
  • Studio/Live: Live