J.S. Bach

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Main Performer
or Conductor:
Stephen Cleobury
Accompaniment/Orchestra:BBC Singers and Christopher Hughes, organ
Soloists:On BWV 227:
Kim Porter, mezzo-soprano
Nein MacKenzie, tenor
Stephen Charlesworth, baritone
Individual Works:Singet dem Herrn ein Neues Lied, BWV 225
Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit, BWV 226
Jesu meine Freude, BWV 227
Der Gerechte kommt um Fürchte dich nicht, BWV 228
Komm, Jesu komm, BWV 229
Record Label:BBC Music Magazine
Catalog Number:Vol. IV, No. 8
Year Released/Recorded:1995
Total Playing Time:67 minutes
Comments:Unlike Bach's large-scale choral works, which lay neglected for nearly a century after his death, the Motets continued to be performed regularly in Leipzig, where most of them were composed. In April 1789, Mozart heard a performance of Singet dem Herrn and reportedly declared: "Here is something one can learn from."

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Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Stu Cohen
Date First Submitted:04/09/1996