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Great Christmas Classics by Schutz, Scarlatti, J.S. Bach, Handel

Audio Samples

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>     For unto us a child is born
>     Every valley shall be exalted
>     Rejoice greatly
>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Oh di Betlemme altera poverta, chamber cantata for soprano & strings ("Cantata pastorale per la nati
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Magnificat
>     Et exultavit spiritus meus
>     Omnes generations
>     Gloria patri
>Schütz, Heinrich : Magnificat anima mea, SWV 468
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio
>     Jauchzet frohlocket
>     Ich will nur Dir zu Ehren leben
>     Jesus richte mein Beginnen

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Oh di Betlemme altera poverta, chamber cantata for soprano & strings ("Cantata pastorale per la nati
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Magnificat
>Schütz, Heinrich : Magnificat anima mea, SWV 468
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio
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Notes & Reviews:

Joyous & uplifting Christmas music by the 4 great baroque composers. A musical telling of the Christmas story from Handel's Messiah, Bach's Christmas Oratorio, Schutz Magnificat, & Scarlatti's Christmas Pastoral.



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Works Details

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: For unto us a child is born
  • Performers: Dave Price (Organ); Jennifer Lane (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Valentin Radu
  • Ensemble: The Amadeus Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Every valley shall be exalted
  • Performers: Dave Price (Organ); Jennifer Lane (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Valentin Radu
  • Ensemble: The Amadeus Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Rejoice greatly
  • Performers: Dave Price (Organ); Jennifer Lane (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Valentin Radu
  • Ensemble: The Amadeus Ensemble
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Oh di Betlemme altera povertà, chamber cantata for soprano & strings ("Cantata pastorale per la nati
  • Performer: Gertraud Stocklassa
  • Conductor: Günter Kehr
  • Running Time: 15 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Magnificat :: Et exultavit spiritus meus
  • Conductor: Helmuth Rilling
  • Ensemble: Stuttgart Bach Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 06/1733

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Magnificat :: Omnes generations
  • Conductor: Helmuth Rilling
  • Ensemble: Stuttgart Bach Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 06/1733

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Magnificat :: Gloria patri
  • Conductor: Helmuth Rilling
  • Ensemble: Stuttgart Bach Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 06/1733

>Heinrich Schütz (Composer) (1585 - 1672) : Magnificat anima mea, SWV 468
  • Performers: Gunther Wilhelms (Voice); Elisabeth Speiser (Soprano); Kurt Hubert; Josef Schmalhofer
  • Conductor: Helmuth Rilling
  • Ensemble: Stuttgart Bach Orchestra
  • Running Time: 13 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: by 1665

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio :: Jauchzet frohlocket
  • Performer: Erich Majkut (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Ferdinand Grossmann
  • Ensemble: Vienna Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1734

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio :: Ich will nur Dir zu Ehren leben
  • Performer: Erich Majkut (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Ferdinand Grossmann
  • Ensemble: Vienna Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1734

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio :: Jesus richte mein Beginnen
  • Performer: Erich Majkut (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Ferdinand Grossmann
  • Ensemble: Vienna Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1734