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A Choral Year with J.S. Bach

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Catalogue numberBIS-CD-1951
Release date2010-08-24
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Founded by Masaaki Suzuki in 1990, the Bach Collegium Japan began its landmark series of Bach's cantatas in 1995. In order to celebrate the ensemble's 20th anniversary - and indeed the 15th anniversary of the start of the cantata cycle - Suzuki has now devised a compilation of some of his personal favourites among the choral movements from the cantatas. The programme of the disc follows the Lutheran liturgical calendar, beginning with Advent and ending with the Feast of the Reformation, a feast which commemorates the day (31st October 1517) on which Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses, the spark that would set off the Reformation in Germany. This disc thus traverses the full range of events and emotions that constitute the church year, from the joyous expectancy of Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, by way of the Passion of Christ, to Bach's elaboration on Martin Luther's own hymn Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott. In his own comments to the ample (82-minutes-and-counting!) selection, Masaaki Suzuki gives his reasons for choosing these particular movements, and also offers two further favourites 'beyond the church year'. These are both pieces which in different ways transcend the boundaries of calendars, churches, religions and even nations: Bach's universally loved setting of Jesus bleibet meine Freude, and Dona Nobis Pacem, the heartfelt prayer for peace for the world from the B minor Mass.
 
Extra material for download
 
 
  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  First Sunday in Advent: Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV61/1
01 First Sunday in Advent: Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV61/1 02:44 $ 0.41 USD
 
 
  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  Christmas Day: Unser Mund sei voll Lachens, BWV110/1
02 Christmas Day: Unser Mund sei voll Lachens, BWV110/1 06:17 $ 0.94 USD
 
 
  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  New Year’s Day: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV190/1
03 New Year’s Day: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV190/1 04:40 $ 0.70 USD
 
 
  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  Epiphany: Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen, BWV65/1
04 Epiphany: Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen, BWV65/1 04:25 $ 0.66 USD
 
 
  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  Third Sunday after Epiphany: Alles nur nach Gottes Willen, BWV72/1
05 Third Sunday after Epiphany: Alles nur nach Gottes Willen,
BWV72/1
03:18 $ 0.50 USD
 
 
  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Mit Fried und Freud
ich fahr dahin, BWV125/1
06 Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Mit Fried und Freud
ich fahr dahin, BWV125/1
05:55 $ 0.89 USD
 
 
  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  Passion of Our Lord: Kommt, ihr Töchter from St Matthew Passion, BWV244/1
07 Passion of Our Lord: Kommt, ihr Töchter from St Matthew
Passion, BWV244/1
08:01 $ 1.20 USD
 
 
  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  Easter Sunday: Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV4/2
08 Easter Sunday: Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV4/2 04:02 $ 0.61 USD
 
 
  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  Pentecost: Erschallet, ihr Lieder, BWV172/1
09 Pentecost: Erschallet, ihr Lieder, BWV172/1 03:50 $ 0.58 USD
 
 
  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  First Sunday after Trinity: Die Elenden sollen essen, BWV75/1
10 First Sunday after Trinity: Die Elenden sollen essen,
BWV75/1
04:30 $ 0.68 USD
 
 
  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  Eighth Sunday after Trinity: Erforsche mich, Gott, und
erfahre mein Herz, BWV136/1
11 Eighth Sunday after Trinity: Erforsche mich, Gott, und
erfahre mein Herz, BWV136/1
03:44 $ 0.56 USD
 
 
  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  Tenth Sunday after Trinity: Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben, BWV102/1
12 Tenth Sunday after Trinity: Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem
Glauben, BWV102/1
05:36 $ 0.84 USD
 
 
  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity: Jesu, der du meine Seele, BWV78/1
13 Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity: Jesu, der du meine Seele,
BWV78/1
05:23 $ 0.81 USD
 
 
  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity: Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben, BWV8/1
14 Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity: Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich
sterben, BWV8/1
05:35 $ 0.84 USD
 
 
  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  Feast of the Reformation: Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV80/1
15 Feast of the Reformation: Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott,
BWV80/1
05:32 $ 0.83 USD
 
 
  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  Beyond the Church Year: 06:39
16 Jesus bleibet meine Freude, BWV147/10 03:01 $ 0.45 USD
17 Dona Nobis Pacem from Mass in B minor, BWV232/27 03:38 $ 0.55 USD
 
  Album total 01:20:11
Choir & orchestraBach Collegium Japan
ComposerBach, Johann Sebastian
ConductorSuzuki, Masaaki

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