J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

The Six Motets

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Sir David Willcocks
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Individual Works:Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied BWV 225
Der Geist hilft unsrer Schwachheit auf BWV226
Jesu, meine Frede BWV 227
Furchte dich nicht BWV 228
Domm, Jesu, Komm BWV229
Lobet den Herrn BWV230
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:EMI
Year Released/Recorded:1968 1972 1970
Total Playing Time:73'38"
Comments:Matt Lenhard said:

I bought this during finals week about 11 years ago as part of a ritual and it remains the most listened to Bach disc in my collection. As some may know already, this is an all male chorus and there is occasional intonation problems in the upper register with the boys on "Komm, Jesu, Komm". It is not a stiff, over-perfect diction, recording at all as you might expect with an English boys choir. There is plenty of emotion put forth when interpreting these spritually emotional texts. BWV230"Lobet den Herrn" is the only accompanied work (organ) and it is simply gorgeous. There is very reverent singing throughout this recording.
Of course, highly recommended!

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Matt Lenhard
Date First Submitted:03/18/2003