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Bach: Cantatas Volume 52



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In Volume 52 of his monumental sacred cantatas project, Masaaki Suzuki includes one of J.S. Bach's best-loved cantatas of all, Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140.

The famous chorale is joined by a couple of the most beautiful love duets in the history of music, here sung by the soprano Hana Blažíková and bass Peter Kooij.

Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt ('the Lord is my faithful shepherd') follows. Psalm 23 provides the text for all five movements.

Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir was composed for a church service celebrating the inauguration of a new city council - a 'Ratswahl cantata' - in which Bach shows off his capabilities as a composer. The first chorus is a reworking of material which Bach would return to in his Mass in B minor.
Facts
Item number BIS1981
Barcode 7318599919812
Release date 02/01/2013
Category Sacred
Label BIS Records
Media type HYBRID SACD
Number of units 1
Performers
Artists Blazikova, Hana
Blaze, Robin
Türk, Gerd
Composers Bach, Johann Sebastian
Conductors Suzuki, Masaaki
Orchestras Bach Collegium Japan
Disc: 1
1 Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140
2 Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt, BWV 112
3 Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir, BWV 29
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