Bach Choral

Domkantorei St. Pölten & Otto Kargl - J.S. Bach: Choral Sacred Works (Live) (2017)

Domkantorei St. Pölten & Otto Kargl - J.S. Bach: Choral Sacred Works (Live)
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 67:30 min | 321 MB
Label: Fra Bernardo | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2017

The Domkantorei St. Pölten, under the direction of Otto Kargl, is one of the most profound amateur choirs in Austria. The group was founded in 1992 by Kappelmeister Otto Kargle. It is an exquisite special ensemble with only about 20 members and the group is mainly concerned with music written prior to the year 1800 as well as contemporary choral literature. In addition to the liturgical service at the cathedral church in St. Polten, the ensemble regularly performs at the Carinthian Summer, the Brucknerhaus Linz, the Musica Sacra Festival, and the Festspielhaus St. Polten.
Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki - Johann Sebastian Bach: Lutheran Masses, Vol. 1 (2015)

Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki - Johann Sebastian Bach: Lutheran Masses, Vol. 1 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 378 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:05:30
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: BIS | # BIS-2081

The Reformations fundamental alterations to traditional forms of church service, had, by Bach's time, resulted in German churches Latin yielding to the country's own language. To a limited extent, however, the Latin mass text did remain in use in the Protestant church in particular the Kyrie and Gloria sections. Termed Missa to differentiate them from complete settings, these pieces are often referred to now as 'Lutheran Masses'. Bach's famous Mass in B minor began its existence as a work of this type, and four other examples from Bach's pen have survived. Newly performed and recorded by Bach Collegium Japan under the direction of Masaaki Suzuki, the Missae BWV 235 and 236 are here combined with four separate settings of the Sanctus. Two of these are original works, whereas BWV 241, and possibly also 240, is an arrangement of another composers setting. The 'KyrieChriste' BWV Anh 26 is an example of how Bach used music by other composers, in this case by his Neapolitan contemporary Francesco Durante.
Philippe Herreweghe, La Chapelle Royale - Bach: Trauerode BWV 198 & Cantate BWV 78 (1988)

Philippe Herreweghe, La Chapelle Royale - Bach: Trauerode BWV 198 & Cantate BWV 78 (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 242 Mb | Total time: 57:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 901270 | Recorded: 1987

Recorded in 1987, this disc by Belgian conductor Philippe Herreweghe and the choral-instrumental ensemble La Chapelle Royale came in advance of most of the historical-performance recordings that have delved deeply into Bach's cantatas and their world. It was, in fact, the first digital recording of the Trauerode, BWV 198. Despite some competition, this remains an exemplary Bach performance, and it was a superb candidate for reissue in Harmonia Mundi's HM Gold greatest-hits series.
The King's Singers, The WDR Big Band, Bill Dobbins - J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio (2CD) (2010) (Repost)

The King's Singers, The WDR Big Band, Bill Dobbins - J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio (2CD) (2010)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 325.50 Mb (CD1) + 303.59 Mb (CD2) + 7.58 Mb (Scans) | 01:47:16
Crossover Jazz, Classical, Vocal, Big Band | Country: UK/Germany | Label: Signum Classics - SIGCD215

When Lucas Schmid, producer of the WDR Big Band, first mentioned his interest in a program of music from the Christmas Oratorio of J.S. Bach, arranged to feature this ensemble in combination with the King’s Singers, I was immediately interested and excited. Having collaborated several times with this group of uniquely gifted vocalists, including the WDR Big Band’s Bach 2000 project, I knew there was an opportunity to create something very special indeed. Bach composed the work between 1734 and 1735. Since each of the six cantatas that make up the Christmas Oratorio was originally intended for a particular Sunday in the liturgical year, the sheer quantity of music is far too much for a single performance. The first major part of my work, then, would be the musical selection.

Thomas Ospital - Bach & Escaich: Convergences (2018)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Feb. 12, 2018
Thomas Ospital - Bach & Escaich: Convergences (2018)

Thomas Ospital - Bach & Escaich: Convergences (2018)
Classical, Organ | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:06:49 | 155 MB
Label: Radio France

Bach – Escaich – Ospital: three centuries of organ history converge in this program’s central theme: a fusion of the ageless Chorale with the permanence of ever-evolving instrumental language. From Preludes and Fugues, By the Father of German music to the improvisation of Visions, Thomas Ospital pays homage to Thierry Escaich and proposes a contemporary reflection on the work of, Bach. Johann Sebastien, Bach.

Javier Nuñez - Bach: Affectus (Harspichord Works) (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 9, 2018
Javier Nuñez - Bach: Affectus (Harspichord Works) (2018)

Javier Nuñez - Bach: Affectus (Harspichord Works) (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 396 MB
Label: Arcana | Tracks: 21 | Time: 57:36 min

Affectus is a kaleidoscopic selection among some of the most renowned pieces and collections written for harpsichord by J. S. Bach. Works such as the superb Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor BWV 903, the serene Contrapunctus I from The Art of Fugue BWV 1080, the striking Fantasia in C minor BWV 906 or the majestic Fugue in C-sharp minor BWV 849 from Well-Tempered Clavier show us the immense expressive power of his music.
Javier Nuñez - Bach: Affectus (Harspichord Works) (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Javier Nuñez - Bach: Affectus (Harspichord Works) (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 57:36 minutes | 682 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Affectus is a kaleidoscopic selection among some of the most renowned pieces and collections written for harpsichord by J. S. Bach. Works such as the superb Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor BWV 903, the serene Contrapunctus I from The Art of Fugue BWV 1080, the striking Fantasia in C minor BWV 906 or the majestic Fugue in C-sharp minor BWV 849 from Well-Tempered Clavier show us the immense expressive power of his music.
Philippe Herreweghe & Collegium Vocale Gent - Bach: Motetten (2011) [Official Digital Download]

Philippe Herreweghe & Collegium Vocale Gent - Bach: Motetten (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 62:30 minutes | 599 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

In this exemplary recording of six Bach motets Philippe Herreweghe leads Collegium Vocale Ghent (an ensemble that includes both singers and instrumentalists) and ten soloists in performances of exceptional finesse and elegance. That's no easy task given the dense contrapuntal textures that characterizes several of the motets written for double chorus and orchestra. It takes great skill to keep the music, in a movement like the opening to "Singet dem Herr ein neues Lied," from turning into a murky undifferentiated stew of busyness, but Herreweghe keeps the sound open and varied.
Filippo Turri - Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Complete Organ Music (2018)

Filippo Turri - Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Complete Organ Music (2018)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 01:26:54 | 204 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach was the first son of Johann Sebastian Bach and Maria Barbara Bach. He was taught by his father and soon he became proficient on several instruments. Although he was an organist for 20 years in Halle, he was one of the first musicians who strived for an independent life, trying to earn his living as a composer, performer and teacher. He struggled all his life, not helped by his difficult character, and he died in poverty in Berlin, totally forgotten.
Craig Hella Johnson, Victoria Bach Festival & Conspirare - Kyr: The Cloud of Unknowing - Songs of the Soul (2014) [24/88]

Craig Hella Johnson, Victoria Bach Festival & Conspirare - Kyr: The Cloud of Unknowing - Songs of the Soul (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 76:37 minutes | 1.24 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Craig Hella Johnson leads Conspirare, soprano Estelí Gomez, baritone David Farwig, and the Victoria Bach Festival string orchestra in this first recording of three choral works by Robert Kyr (b. 1952). Exploring the relationship between human and divine love, his cantatas 'The Cloud of Unknowing' (2013) and 'Songs of the Soul' (2011) transfixed audiences and critics alike when Conspirare premiered them.