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Johann Sebastian Bach/Robert Mazimilian Helmschrott: Magnificat/Lumen



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Shortly after taking up the position of Thomaskantor in Leipzig in 1723, Bach wrote a Magnificat in E flat
major for performance at Christmas. Around a decade later he revised the work, transposing it down
to D major and making it more concise. Utilising a Biblical text, the piece is suffused with a series of
memorable arias and choruses and orchestrated with spectacular grandeur. Lumen is a contemporary
musical dialogue that urges empathy between the three Abrahamic religions. Translating the oratorio
form into a ‘unity of diversity’, Robert M. Helmschrott has converted the poetry of the Old and New
Testaments, the Torah and Qur’an into an interfaith ‘language of sounds and singing’.
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Item number 8579049
Barcode 747313904976
Release date 01/02/2019
Category
Label Naxos Records
Media type CD
Number of units 1
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