Christmas in Leipzig

Christmas in Leipzig

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Artist: The Bach Choir of Bethlehem, The Bach Festival Orchestra

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

Format: 1 CD

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Christmas in Leipzig was always a busy time for Johann Sebastian Bach. Each year between December 25 and January 6, a period of just 13 days, no less than six cantatas were required, as well as other concerted music. Bach's first Christmas in Leipzig as the kantor of the Thomaskirche, 1723-24, was preceded by an extraordinary period of creativity. At this time he composed or revised for the 13-day period from Christmas Day to Epiphany the first version of the Magnificat (BWV 243a) and six cantatas.

—Robin A. Leaver


Track List

Cantata BWV 63: Christen ätzet diesen Tag
**-**1. Chorus: Christen ätzet diesen Tag
2. Alto Recitative: O selger Tag!
3. Aria (Duet): Soprano, Bass: Gott, du hast es wohl gefüge
4. Tenor Recitative: So kehret sich nun heut
5. Aria (Duet): Alto, Tenor: Ruft und fleht das Himmel, an
6. Bass Recitative: Verdoppelt euch demnach, ihr heissen Andachtsflammen
7. Chorus: Höchster, schau in Gnaden an

Cantata BWV 65: Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen
8. Chorus: Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen
9. Chorale: Die Kön'ge aus Saba kamen dar
10. Bass Recitative: Was dort Jesaias vorhergesehn
11. Bass Aria: Gold aus Ophir ist zu schlecht
12. Tenor Recitative: Verschmähe nicht
13. Tenor Aria: Nimm mich dir zu eigen hin
14. Chorale: Ei nun, mein Gott, so fall ich dir

From the Mass in B Minor BWV 232
15. Chorus: Sanctus


Total time: 52:08
Release date: 1988
UPC: 053479011329