J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings


Main Performer
or Conductor:
Louis Halsey
Accompaniment/Orchestra:David Lumsden (organ)
Soloists:Louis Halsey Singers
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
Lobet den Herrn, BWV 230
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Decca
Catalog Number:433-728-2
Year Released/Recorded:1972
Total Playing Time:73.31
Comments:Analog digitally remastered(ADRM). Sound is perfect, so is the performance. I browsed through the recommended/unrecommended works in this homepage for motets and was surprised to discover that this cd is not within the list. This is the first and only Bach motet work I have in hand. But it does not deter me from announcing that it is a great collection not to be missed. The performance is natural and unmannered. All the parts of the voices are highly integrated and interwoven thus producing a tranquil, serene, rich and spiritual effect. It is the kind of interpretation that you do not feel the performers standing in the path between you and the music. Highly recommended.
Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • nsk
Date First Submitted:10/24/1998