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J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the Ascension BWV 37, 43, 128 / Christoph Genz, Jakob Wetzig, Martin Petzold. St Thomas Boys Choir Leipzig

Audio Samples

>Hymnorum, Anonymous, F. s : De missus astris in sinum
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 37, "Wer da gläubet und getauft wird" (incomplete), BWV 37
>Hymnorum, Anonymous, F. s : O Pater coelestis
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 128, "Auf Christi Himmelfahrt allein" BWV 128
>Hymnorum, Anonymous, F. s : Festum nunc celebre
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 43, "Gott fähret auf mit Jauchzen" BWV 43

Album Summary

>Hymnorum, Anonymous, F. s : De missus astris in sinum
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 37, "Wer da gläubet und getauft wird" (incomplete), BWV 37
>Hymnorum, Anonymous, F. s : O Pater coelestis
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 128, "Auf Christi Himmelfahrt allein" BWV 128
>Hymnorum, Anonymous, F. s : Festum nunc celebre
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 43, "Gott fähret auf mit Jauchzen" BWV 43
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The liturgical year with Johann Sebastian Bach: Rondeau Production and Deutschlandradio Kultur are currently releasing a ten-disc CD series with Thomanerchor Leipzig (St Thomas's Boys Choir Leipzig). The present CD features three cantatas for the feast of the Ascension, composed and performed by Bach between 1724 and 1726: Wer da gläubet und getauft wird (BWV 37) has a fairly restrained scoring for a festal cantata, but is nonetheless musically highly appealing. With only five movements, the cantata Auf Christi Himmelfahrt allein (BWV 128) is rather short: its large-scale, eponymous opening chorale, however, is stunning. The longest cantata of this CD, Gott fähret auf mit Jauchzen (BWV 43), has 11 movements and is of particularly festive character, expressed prominently by trumpets, timpani and oboes. Georg Christoph Biller, current cantor at St Thomas, performs the cantatas with extraordinary boys' voices in the solo parts for soprano and alto; a sign of the new recording's unique quality.



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Works Details

>Hymnorum, Anonymous, F. s : De missus astris in sinum
  • Conductor: Christoph Biller
  • Ensemble: St Thomas Boys Choir Leipzig
  • Running Time: 1 min. 7 sec.
  • Form: Choral

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 37, "Wer da gläubet und getauft wird" (incomplete), BWV 37
  • Notes: Thomaskirche Leipzig (05/15/2009-05/16/2009)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 05/18/1724

>Hymnorum, Anonymous, F. s : O Pater coelestis
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Form: Choral

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 128, "Auf Christi Himmelfahrt allein" BWV 128
  • Performers: Christoph Genz (Tenor); Matthias Weichert (Bass)
  • Notes: Thomaskirche Leipzig (05/14/2010-05/15/2010)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 05/10/1725

>Hymnorum, Anonymous, F. s : Festum nunc celebre
  • Running Time: 1 min. 5 sec.
  • Form: Choral

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 43, "Gott fähret auf mit Jauchzen" BWV 43
  • Notes: Thomaskirche Leipzig (05/03/2013-05/04/2013)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 05/30/1726