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Johann Sebastian Bach: Weihnachtskantaten

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> Ich freue mich in dir, BWV 133 - Ich freue mich in dir (Chorus)
> Ich freue mich in dir, BWV 133 - Aria: Getrost! es fasst ein heilger Leib (Alto)
> Ich freue mich in dir, BWV 133 - Recitative: Ein Adam mag sich voller Schrecken (Tenor)
> Ich freue mich in dir, BWV 133 - Aria: Wie lieblich klingt es in den Ohren (Soprano)
> Ich freue mich in dir, BWV 133 - Recitative: Wohlan, des Todes Furcht und Schmerz (Bass)
> Ich freue mich in dir, BWV 133 - Chorale: Wohlan, so will ich mich (Chorus)
> Pastorale in F Major, BWV 590 - Pastorale in F Major, BWV 590
> Sehet, welch eine Liebe hat uns der Vater erzeiget, BWV 64 - Sehet, welch eine Liebe hat uns der Vater erzeiget (Chorus)
> Sehet, welch eine Liebe hat uns der Vater erzeiget, BWV 64 - Chorale: Das hat er alles uns getan (Chorus)
> Sehet, welch eine Liebe hat uns der Vater erzeiget, BWV 64 - Recitative: Geh, Welt! behalte nur das Deine (Alto)
> Sehet, welch eine Liebe hat uns der Vater erzeiget, BWV 64 - Chorale: Was frag ich nach der Welt (Chorus)
> Sehet, welch eine Liebe hat uns der Vater erzeiget, BWV 64 - Aria: Was die Welt in sich halt (Soprano)
> Sehet, welch eine Liebe hat uns der Vater erzeiget, BWV 64 - Recitative: Der Himmel bleibet mir gewiss (Bass)
> Sehet, welch eine Liebe hat uns der Vater erzeiget, BWV 64 - Aria: Von der Welt verlang ich nichts (Alto)
> Sehet, welch eine Liebe hat uns der Vater erzeiget, BWV 64 - Chorale: Gute Nacht, o Wesen (Chorus)
> Allein Gott in der Hoh sei Ehr', BWV 260 - Allein Gott in der Hoh sei Ehr', BWV 260
> Christum wir sollen loben schon, BWV 121 - Christum wir sollen loben schon (Chorus)
> Christum wir sollen loben schon, BWV 121 - Aria: O du von Gott erhohte Kreatur (Tenor)
> Christum wir sollen loben schon, BWV 121 - Recitative: Der Gnade unermesslichs Wesen (Alto)
> Christum wir sollen loben schon, BWV 121 - Aria: Johannis freudenvolles Springen (Bass)
> Christum wir sollen loben schon, BWV 121 - Recitative: Doch wie erblickt es dich in deiner Krippen (Soprano)
> Christum wir sollen loben schon, BWV 121 - Chorale: Lob, Ehr und Dank sei dir gesagt (Chorus)

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 133, "Ich freue mich in dir" BWV 133
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Pastorale in F major, BWV 590
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 64, "Sehet, welch eine Liebe" BWV 64
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Allein Gott in der Hoh' sei Ehr', BWV 677
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christum wir sollen loben schon, BWV 121
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Notes & Reviews:

The three Christmas cantatas brought together here seem to belong to the same period, notably the first months after J.S. Bach's assumption of his new duties as Cantor of the Thomaskirche in Leipzig. "Christum wir sollen loben schon" and "Sehet, welch' ein Liebe" were composed for the second and the third days of Christmas in 1723 respectively, while "Ich freue mich" was composed for third day of Christmas in 1724. This third cantata is stylistically the latest of the three and is clearly separate from the first two, although the three cantatas nevertheless have one thing in common: all three make use of the cornet and the trombone, instruments that Bach rarely employed in his cantatas.

"Good news and bad news. This disc of Christmas cantatas has arrived in time for the Christmas season, but too late for the Christmas issue. But there is better news. It is a thoroughly enjoyable disc, well worth your attention... All of the vocal soloists come out of the choir, as they would have in Bach's day. Yet more good news: all are splendid. So what's not to like? Well, practically nothing. Try to remember this review as next Christmas approaches - if you haven't jumped the gun and already acquired this disc." -Fanfare



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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 133, "Ich freue mich in dir" BWV 133
  • Performers: Henning Kaiser (Tenor); Étienne Debaisieux; Aurore Bucher (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jean Tubéry
  • Notes: église Saint-Loup, Namur (12/02/2006-12/04/2006)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 12/27/1724

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Pastorale in F major, BWV 590 :: 1st movement
  • Performer: David Bouwel (Organ)
  • Conductor: Jean Tubéry
  • Notes: église Saint-Loup, Namur (12/02/2006-12/04/2006)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: after 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 64, "Sehet, welch eine Liebe" BWV 64
  • Performers: Caroline Weynants (Soprano); Étienne Debaisieux
  • Conductor: Jean Tubéry
  • Notes: église Saint-Loup, Namur (12/02/2006-12/04/2006)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 12/27/1723

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr', BWV 677
  • Conductor: Jean Tubéry
  • Notes: église Saint-Loup, Namur (12/02/2006-12/04/2006)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1739

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christum wir sollen loben schon, BWV 121
  • Performers: Henning Kaiser (Tenor); Benoît Ghaux; Cécile Cote
  • Conductor: Jean Tubéry
  • Notes: église Saint-Loup, Namur (12/02/2006-12/04/2006)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 12/26/1724