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

2:33
  • English Baroque Soloists
  • Sir John Eliot Gardiner
  • Recorded: 1989-09-13
  • Recording Venue: St. John's, Smith Square

1. Sonatina

2:33

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

7:52
  • Nancy Argenta (soprano), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Stephen Varcoe (bass (vocal))
  • English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir
  • Sir John Eliot Gardiner
  • Recorded: 1989-09-13
  • Recording Venue: St. John's Smith Square, London

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

7:52

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

8:14
  • Michael Chance (counter-tenor), Stephen Varcoe (bass (vocal))
  • Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists
  • Sir John Eliot Gardiner
  • Recorded: 1989-09-13
  • Recording Venue: St. John's Smith Square, London

3a. / b. "In deine Hände befehl ich meinen Geist" - "Heute wirst du mit mir"

5:46

4. Chor: "Glorie, Lob, Ehr und Herrlichkeit"

2:28

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

9:13
  • 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'

24:32
  • Ruth Holton (soprano), Anthony Robson (baroque oboe), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Stephen Varcoe (bass (vocal)), Richard Earle (baroque oboe), Alison Bury (violin), Anthony Robson (oboe)
  • English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir
  • Sir John Eliot Gardiner
  • Recorded: 1990-03-10
  • Recording Venue: St. Andrew’s Church, Fontmell Magna, Dorset

1. Chor: "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme"

6:16

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

0:50

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

5:32

Choral: "Zion hört die Wächter singen"

3:49

Rezitativ: "So geh' herein zu mir"

1:26

Arie: "Mein Freund ist mein!"

5:03

Choral: "Gloria sei dir gesungen"

1:36

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

25:29
  • Crispian Steele-Perkins (trumpet), Michael Chance (counter-tenor), Ruth Holton (soprano), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Stephen Varcoe (bass (vocal)), Anthony Robson (oboe), Alison Bury (violin), Richard Earle (oboe)
  • English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir
  • Sir John Eliot Gardiner
  • Recorded: 1990-03-10
  • Recording Venue: St. Andrew’s Church, Fontmell Magna, Dorset

1. Coro: "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben"

4:00

2. Recitativo: "Gebenedeiter Mund!"

1:42

3. Aria: "Schäme dich, o Seele nicht"

3:13

4. Recitativo: "Verstockung kann Gewaltige verblenden"

1:34

5. Aria: "Bereite dir, Jesu"

4:30

6. Choral: "Wohl mir, dass ich Jesum habe"

2:26

7. Aria: "Hilf, Jesu, hilf"

3:17

8. Recitativo: "Der höchsten Allmacht Wunderhand"

2:14

9. Aria: "Ich will von Jesu Wundern singen"

2:33

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

2:28
  • Crispian Steele-Perkins (trumpet)
  • English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir
  • Sir John Eliot Gardiner
  • Recorded: 1990-03-10
  • Recording Venue: St. Andrew's Church, Dorset

10. Choral: "Jesus bleibet meine Freude"

2:28
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