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  • Conductor: John Butt
  • Composer: J.S. Bach
  • Audio CD (21 Oct. 2016)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD
  • Label: Linn
  • Other Editions: Audio CD |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,018 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Jauchzet, Frohlocket, Auf, Preiset Die Tage
  2. Es Begab Sich Aber Zu Der Zeit
  3. Nun Wird Mein Liebster Bräutigam
  4. Bereite Dich, Zion, Mit Zärtlichen Trieben
  5. Wie Soll Ich Dich Empfangen
  6. Und Sie Gebar Ihren Ersten Sohn
  7. Er Ist Auf Erden Kommen Arm - Wer Will Die Liebe Recht Erhöhn
  8. Großer Herr, O Starker König
  9. Ach Mein Herzliebes Jesulein
  10. Sinfonia
  11. Und Es Waren Hirten in Derselben Gegend
  12. Brich An, O Schönes Morgenlicht
  13. Und Der Engel Sprach Zu Ihnen - Fürchtet Euch Nicht
  14. Was Gott Dem Abraham Verheißen
  15. Frohe Hirten, Eilt, Ach Eilet
  16. Und Das Habt Zum Zeichen
  17. Schaut Hin, Dort Liegt Im Finstern Stall
  18. So Geht Denn Hin, Ihr Hirten, Geht
  19. Schlafe, Mein Liebster, Genieße Der Ruh
  20. Und Alsobald War Da Bei Dem Engel
  21. Ehre Sei Gott in Der Höhe
  22. So Recht, Ihr Engel, Jauchzt Und Singet
  23. Wir Singen Dir in Deinem Heer
  24. Herrscher Des Himmels, Erhöre Das Lallen
  25. Und Da Die Engel Von Ihnen Gen Himmel Fuhren
  26. Lasset Uns Nun Gehen Gen Bethlehem
  27. Er Hat Sein Volk Getröst
  28. Dies Hat Er Alles Uns Getan
  29. Herr, Dein Mitleid, Dein Erbarmen
  30. Und Sie Kamen Eilend
  31. Schließe, Mein Herze, Dies Selige Wunder
  32. Ja, Ja, Mein Herz Soll Es Bewahren
  33. Ich Will Dich Mit Fleiß Bewahren
  34. Und Die Hirten Kehrten Wieder Um
  35. Seid Froh Dieweil
  36. Herrscher Des Himmels, Erhöre Das Lallen

Disc: 2

  1. Fallt Mit Danken, Fallt Mit Loben
  2. Und Da Acht Tage Um Waren
  3. Immanuel, O Süßes Wort - Jesu, Du Mein Liebstes Leben
  4. Flößt, Mein Heiland, Flößt Dein Namen
  5. Wohlan, Dein Name Soll Allein - Jesu, Meine Freud Und Wonne
  6. Ich Will Nur Dir Zu Ehren Leben
  7. Jesus Richte Mein Beginnen
  8. Ehre Sei Dir, Gott, Gesungen
  9. Da Jesus Geboren War Zu Bethlehem
  10. Wo Ist Der Neugeborne König? - Sucht Ihn in Meiner Brust
  11. Dein Glanz All Finsternis Verzehrt
  12. Erleucht Auch Meine Finstre Sinnen
  13. Da Das Der König Herodes Hörte
  14. Warum Wollt Ihr Erhschrecken?
  15. Und Ließ Versammeln Alle Hohepriester
  16. Ach, Wenn Wird Die Zeit Erscheinen?
  17. Mein Liebster Herrschet Schon
  18. Zwar Ist Solche Herzensstube
  19. Herr, Wenn Die Stolzen Feinde Schnauben
  20. Da Berief Herodes - Ziehet Hin Und Forschet Fleißig
  21. Du, Falscher, Suche Nur Den Herrn Zu Fällen
  22. Nur Ein Wink Von Seinen Händen
  23. Als Sie Nun Den König Gehöret Hatten
  24. Ich Steh an Deiner Krippen Hier
  25. Und Gott Befahl Ihnen Im Traum
  26. So Geht! Genug, Mein Schatz Geht Nicht Von Hier
  27. Nun Mögt Ihr Stolzen Feinde Schrecken
  28. Was Will Der Höllen Schrecken Nun
  29. Nun Seid Ihr Wohl Gerochen

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Following the huge success of 2015's Magnificat & Christmas Cantata, Dunedin Consort releases its eagerly awaited follow up,Bach's Christmas Oratorio.
Anticipation is high since the Magnificat was named Editor's Choice by Gramophone, topped the critics Christmas recommendation lists and received multiple five stars reviews.
Fans will once again be thrilled, as John Butt delivers another revelatory performance.
Dunedin Consort's acclaimed soloists are Mary Bevan, Clare Wilkinson, Nicholas Mulroy and Matthew Brook (Cantatas 1, 3, 6), Joanne Lunn, Ciara Hendrick, Thomas Hobbs and Konstantin Wolff (Cantatas 2, 4,5).
Butt applies his extensive knowledge of Bach's performing practices to present the range of choral scoring that Bach seems to have used,realising something of the implications of the composer's performing conditions and decisions.
Ideally positioned to become the must-have Christmas recording of 2016, this seasonal favourite is a welcome addition to the Dunedin Consort's already enviable catalogue.


Way-too-early seasonal content (sorry), but this latest release from the Dunedin Consort is too good to wait. It's surely one of the finest accounts now available of Bach's Christmas Oratorio. The approach of scholar/conductor John Butt is never authenticity-or-die, but full of historical investigation without purporting to recreate what Bach might have done. (Which would be tough, given that the original 1734 vocal soloists probably doubled on instruments.) The singers here are Dunedin regulars including Joanne Lunn, Clare Wilkinson, Nicholas Mulroy, all excellent, with Mary Bevan as a standout newcomer. The choral sound is pert, sinewy, unforced; the instrumental playing is punchy, broad and charismatic. Butt's navigation of the sprawling six cantatas is tremendously enjoyable it s not just how he handles tempo and gait to make us feel the character of individual movements, but how he turns corners and paces the big picture. -- Kate Molleson - The Guardian - 5 Stars

John Butt's Dunedin Consort does it again. This red hot interpretation of the six cantatas that make up Bach's Christmas Oratorio holds the attention from the word go. The opening chorus, Jauchzet frohlocket, hits you like a lightning bolt, Butt's infectious energy and exhilarating musicianship infusing Bach's joyous music with utterly compelling brilliance. The string articulation is as sharp as a tack; the trumpets punch out with lustrous exuberance; the fearsome timpani strikes are like Exocets. On top of which, the small chorus of singers - one to a part - is intimate and resplendent in equal measure. It's a reading of Bach that never hangs around. Butt lets the music flow with natural gusto, and yet finds tenderness and spiritual nuance in the more reflective arias. If anyone ever doubted the cohesive power of this oratorio, here is the proof. Once you switch it on, you won't want to put this knock-out recording off. -- The Scotsman - 5 Stars

There will be many folk asking Santa to keep their collection up to date this year. ...21 period specialist players joined the conductor's harpsichord and producer Philip Hobbs in Edinburgh's Greyfriars Kirk for just six days in September last year to make this absolutely essential recording. The Herald Scotland

This is beautifully crafted performance of the six cantatas that constitute Bach`s Christmas Oratorio, with the director opting for the historically appropriate intimate scale. So no chorus, but two quartets of solo singers (three cantatas each), and reinforcements of another quartet only in the choruses involving trumpets. There`s an easy flow to the tempos and the glowing singing of the arias is matched by deeply impressive instrumental obbligatos. --The Sunday Times

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