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JS Bach: Cantatas

Ruth Holton (soprano), Michael Chance (countertenor), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor)

Monteverdi Choir, John Eliot Gardiner

Three of Bach's best-loved cantatas are enlivened by Gardiner's insight and enthusiasm. More…
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Contents

Bach, J S: Cantata BWV106 'Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit' (Actus tragicus)

Work length18:37
  • Michael Chance (counter-tenor), Nancy Argenta (soprano), Stephen Varcoe (bass (vocal)), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor)
  • English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir
  • Sir John Eliot Gardiner
  • Recorded: 1989-09-13
  • Recording Venue: St. John's, Smith Square

No. 1 Sonatina

Track length2:34

No. 2 a-d "Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit" ... "Es ist der alte Bund"

Track length7:51

No. 3 a. / b. "In deine Hände befehl ich meinen Geist" - "Heute wirst du mit mir"

Track length5:45

No. 4 Chor: "Glorie, Lob, Ehr und Herrlichkeit"

Track length2:27

Bach, J S: Motet BWV118 'O Jesu Christ, mein Lebens Licht'

Work length9:11
  • English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir
  • Sir John Eliot Gardiner
  • Recorded: 1989-09-13
  • Recording Venue: St. John's, Smith Square

Bach, J S: Cantata BWV140 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme'

Work length24:35
  • Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Anthony Robson (baroque oboe), Ruth Holton (soprano), Richard Earle (baroque oboe), Stephen Varcoe (bass (vocal)), Alison Bury (violin), Anthony Robson (oboe)
  • Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists
  • Sir John Eliot Gardiner
  • Recorded: 1990-03-10
  • Recording Venue: St. Andrew’s Church, Fontmell Magna, Dorset

No. 1 Chor: "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme"

Track length6:17

Rezitativ: "Er kommt, er kommt, der Bräutigam kommt!"

Track length0:52

Arie (Duett): "Wann kommst du, mein Heil?"

Track length5:32

Choral: "Zion hört die Wächter singen"

Track length3:49

Rezitativ: "So geh' herein zu mir"

Track length1:27

Arie: "Mein Freund ist mein!"

Track length5:03

Choral: "Gloria sei dir gesungen"

Track length1:35

Bach, J S: Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben'

Work length28:05
  • Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Michael Chance (counter-tenor), Crispian Steele-Perkins (trumpet), Stephen Varcoe (bass (vocal)), Ruth Holton (soprano), Anthony Robson (oboe), Alison Bury (violin), Richard Earle (oboe)
  • Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists
  • Sir John Eliot Gardiner
  • Recorded: 1990-03-10
  • Recording Venue: St. Andrew’s Church, Fontmell Magna, Dorset

No. 1 Coro: "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben"

Track length4:00

No. 2 Recitativo: "Gebenedeiter Mund!"

Track length1:45

No. 3 Aria: "Schäme dich, o Seele nicht"

Track length3:14

No. 4 Recitativo: "Verstockung kann Gewaltige verblenden"

Track length1:35

No. 5 Aria: "Bereite dir, Jesu"

Track length4:30

No. 6 Choral: "Wohl mir, dass ich Jesum habe"

Track length2:28

No. 7 Aria: "Hilf, Jesu, hilf"

Track length3:18

No. 8 Recitativo: "Der höchsten Allmacht Wunderhand"

Track length2:15

No. 9 Aria: "Ich will von Jesu Wundern singen"

Track length2:33

No. 10 Choral: "Jesus bleibet meine Freude"

Track length2:27