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Kerstfeest Noel Christmas Weihnachten / Netherlands Bach Society

Audio Samples

>Traditional, Christmas : Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern (How Brightly Shines The Morning Star) (German)
>Praetorious, Michael : Musae Sioniae
>Josepho, Benedictus a Sancto : Ave Maria
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Magnificat
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor
>     Et incarnatus est?
>     Gloria in excelsis / Et in terra pax
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 110, "Unser Mund sei voll Lachens" BWV 110
>     Unser Mund sei voll lachens
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Ich steh' an deiner Krippen hier, BWV 369
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Kyrie Gott Vater
>     Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehre
>Hammerschmidt, Andreas : Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe
>Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon : Angelus ad pastores ait, motet for 5 voices & continuo (Cantiones Sacrae no 35)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
>     Sinfonia
>     Schlafe mein Liebster
>Schein, Johann H. : Magnificat
>     O Jesulein
>Crüger, Johannes : Fröhlich soll mein Herze springen
>Bach, Johann Michael (II) : Magnificat
>     Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe

Album Summary

>Traditional, Christmas : Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern (How Brightly Shines The Morning Star) (German)
>Praetorious, Michael : Musae Sioniae
>Josepho, Benedictus a Sancto : Ave Maria
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Magnificat
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 110, "Unser Mund sei voll Lachens" BWV 110
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Ich steh' an deiner Krippen hier, BWV 369
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Kyrie Gott Vater
>Hammerschmidt, Andreas : Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe
>Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon : Angelus ad pastores ait, motet for 5 voices & continuo (Cantiones Sacrae no 35)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
>Schein, Johann H. : Magnificat
>Crüger, Johannes : Fröhlich soll mein Herze springen
>Bach, Johann Michael (II) : Magnificat
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This beautiful collection of music for the Christmas season features selected tracks performed by Jos van Veldhoven and the Netherlands Bach Society, culled from their many acclaimed recordings for Channel Classics. The selections range from music by Bach and Sweelinck to traditional carols. Founded in 1921, the Netherlands Bach Society is the oldest early music ensemble in the Netherlands, and one of the oldest in the world.



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Works Details

>Traditional, Christmas : Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern (How Brightly Shines The Morning Star) (German)
  • Conductor: Jos Veldhoven
  • Ensemble: Netherlands Bach Society
  • Running Time: 1 min. 11 sec.

>Praetorious, Michael : Musae Sioniae
  • Conductor: Jos Veldhoven
  • Ensemble: Netherlands Bach Society
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1600

>Josepho, Benedictus a Sancto : Ave Maria
  • Conductor: Jos Veldhoven
  • Ensemble: Netherlands Bach Society
  • Running Time: 5 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Magnificat
  • Performers: Dorothee Mields (Soprano); William Towers (Countertenor); Johannette Zomer; Charles Daniels; Stephan MacLeod (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Jos Veldhoven
  • Ensemble: Netherlands Bach Society
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 06/1733

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor :: Et incarnatus est?
  • Performers: Peter Harvey (Bass Baritone); Dorothee Mields (Soprano); Matthew White; Johannette Zomer; Charles Daniels
  • Conductor: Jos Veldhoven
  • Ensemble: Netherlands Bach Society
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1748-1749

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 110, "Unser Mund sei voll Lachens" BWV 110 :: Unser Mund sei voll lachens
  • Performers: Johannette Zomer; Dorothee Mields (Soprano); Charles Daniels; William Towers (Countertenor); Stephan MacLeod (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Jos Veldhoven
  • Ensemble: Netherlands Bach Society
  • Running Time: 6 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 12/25/1725

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Ich steh' an deiner Krippen hier, BWV 369
  • Conductor: Jos Veldhoven
  • Ensemble: Netherlands Bach Society
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1736

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Kyrie Gott Vater :: Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehre
  • Performer: Leo Doeselaar (Organ)
  • Conductor: Jos Veldhoven
  • Ensemble: Netherlands Bach Society
  • Running Time: 5 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1751

>Hammerschmidt, Andreas : Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe
  • Conductor: Jos Veldhoven
  • Ensemble: Netherlands Bach Society
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon : Angelus ad pastores ait, motet for 5 voices & continuo (Cantiones Sacrae no 35)
  • Conductor: Jos Veldhoven
  • Ensemble: Capella Figuralis
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Vocal

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 :: Sinfonia
  • Performers: Peter Harvey (Bass Baritone); Gerd Türk (Tenor); Annette Markert (Alto); Johannette Zomer
  • Conductor: Jos Veldhoven
  • Ensemble: Netherlands Bach Society
  • Running Time: 5 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1734

>Schein, Johann H. : Magnificat :: O Jesulein
  • Performers: William Towers (Countertenor); Charles Daniels; Dorothee Mields (Soprano); Stephan MacLeod (Bass Baritone); Johannette Zomer
  • Conductor: Jos Veldhoven
  • Ensemble: Netherlands Bach Society
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 :: Schlafe mein Liebster
  • Performers: Gerd Türk (Tenor); Annette Markert (Alto); Peter Harvey (Bass Baritone); Johannette Zomer
  • Conductor: Jos Veldhoven
  • Ensemble: Netherlands Bach Society
  • Running Time: 8 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1734

>Crüger, Johannes : Fröhlich soll mein Herze springen
  • Conductor: Jos Veldhoven
  • Ensemble: Capella Figuralis
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Bach, Johann Michael (II) : Magnificat :: Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe
  • Performers: William Towers (Countertenor); Dorothee Mields (Soprano); Johannette Zomer; Charles Daniels; Stephan MacLeod (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Jos Veldhoven
  • Ensemble: Netherlands Bach Society
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor :: Gloria in excelsis / Et in terra pax
  • Performers: Peter Harvey (Bass Baritone); Matthew White; Johannette Zomer; Charles Daniels; Dorothee Mields (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jos Veldhoven
  • Ensemble: Netherlands Bach Society
  • Running Time: 5 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1748-1749