Bach Choral

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.
Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner - Bach: Magnificat in E-Flat Major & Missa in F Major (2017)

Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner - Bach: Magnificat in E-Flat Major & Missa in F Major
Classical, Choral, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 73:39 min | 330 MB
Label: SDG | Tracks: 27 | Rls.date: 2017

The Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists celebrate Christmas with a mixed programme of J.S. Bach’s sacred choral works. As we approach the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Church, these works transport listeners to 18th-century Leipzig for a traditional Christmas celebration. The programme moves from the intimacy of “Süßer Trost” to the vast celebration of joy that is Bach's Magnificat. The Bach at Christmas project is dedicated to the memory of philanthropist and patron of the Monteverdi choir, Sir Ralph Kohn. The concerts from which these recordings were taken took place at the Alte Oper, Frankfurt, in December of 2016.
Collegium Vocale Gent & Philippe Herrewegh - Bach Leipzig Cantatas BWV 101, BWV 103 & BWV 115 (2017) [24/96]

Collegium Vocale Gent & Philippe Herrewegh - Bach Leipzig Cantatas BWV 101, BWV 103 & BWV 115 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:00 minutes | 1.07 GB
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For the third time on the Phi label, Philippe Herreweghe gives us the opportunity to (re)discover three cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach – Nimm von uns, Herr, du treuer Gott, BWV 101, Ihr werdet weinen und heulen, BWV 103 and Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit, BWV 115. After two albums of cantatas written during the composer’s first year in Leipzig (LPH006 and LPH012), the Belgian conductor and his Collegium Vocale Gent, orchestra and choir, will be performing three cantatas he composed during his second year as Kantor at St Thomas’s.
Collegium Vocale Gent & Philippe Herrewegh - Bach: Leipzig Cantatas BWV 101, BWV 103 & BWV 115 (2017)

Collegium Vocale Gent & Philippe Herrewegh - Bach: Leipzig Cantatas BWV 101, BWV 103 & BWV 115
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 62:00 min | 296 MB
Label: Phi | Tracks: 19 | Rls.date: 2017

or the third time on the Phi label, Philippe Herreweghe gives us the opportunity to (re)discover three cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach – Nimm von uns, Herr, du treuer Gott, BWV 101, Ihr werdet weinen und heulen, BWV 103 and Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit, BWV 115. After two albums of cantatas written during the composer’s first year in Leipzig (LPH006 and LPH012), the Belgian conductor and his Collegium Vocale Gent, orchestra and choir, will be performing three cantatas he composed during his second year as Kantor at St Thomas’s.
Balthasar-Neumann Ensemble & Choir; Thomas Hengelbrock - Lotti, Zelenka, Bach (2009) [Repost, New Rip]

Antonio Lotti - Jan Dismas Zelenka - Johann Sebastian Bach (2009)
Balthasar-Neumann Ensemble & Choir; Thomas Hengelbrock, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 331 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # DHM88697-59423 | 01:16:00

Gramophone Awards 2010 Best of Category - Baroque Vocal. "The Balthasar-Neumann Ensemble and Choir perform with full-blooded tension; Hengelbrock makes the fullest possible use of the plangent oboes and pulsating string chords but also ensures that the music-making never loses its focused precision…This is nothing short of revelatory."
Ensemble Alia Mens & Olivier Spilmont - J. S. Bach: Weimar Cantatas (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Ensemble Alia Mens & Olivier Spilmont - J. S. Bach: Weimar Cantatas (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 54:51 minutes | 1.00 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The group of Weimar cantatas is exciting on many levels. The purpose Bach expressed in his Mühlhausen resignation letter – which became a master beam of the musical edice he built throughout his life – is expressed with an even more seminal vigour, due to the restrictions it suffered previously. Besides the beauty of the surviving works, which renders the loss of the missing ones all the more bitter, it is moving to see the musician engage, with each new piece, in experiments with form, ideas, and the language for expressing the word of God through the most sensitive possible texts. The choice of developing themes dear to him enabled him to afirm and deepen his faith.
Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe - J.S.Bach: Ich elender Mensch & Leipzig Cantatas (2014) [Official Digital Download]

Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe - J.S.Bach: Ich elender Mensch & Leipzig Cantatas (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:15 minutes | 1.17 GB
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For the second time on the Phi label, Philippe Herreweghe presents four Bach cantatas written during the first year the composer spent in Leipzig. In relation to the repertoire composed in Weimar, the instrumentarium is enlarged to adapt to the size of the churches of Saint Thomas and Saint Nicholas. But, above all, the instrumental virtuosity is much greater, as are the vocal demands confronting the choirs and solo singers, trained at the time by Bach himself.
Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe - J.S.Bach: Ach Susser Trost! Leipzig Cantatas (2012) [Official Digital Download]

Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe - J.S.Bach: Ach Susser Trost! Leipzig Cantatas (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 67:10 minutes | 1.03 GB
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The four cantatas selected by Philippe Herreweghe for this recording date from the first year of Bach s activity in Leipzig. Written at a tight pace between late July and early September 1723, they underscore the composer s obvious effort to establish original musical proposals. He continually showed musicians and listeners that he was not serving them routine cantor s music, but was writing sacred music as a true Kapellmeister. In this first volume of Bach cantatas for the PHI label, the Collegium Vocale Gent interprets some of the cantatas for the first time.
Pierre Hantaï - Bach: Suites Anglaises No. 2 & 6, Concerto Italien (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Pierre Hantaï - Bach: Suites Anglaises No. 2 & 6, Concerto Italien (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 74:24 minutes | 1.45 GB
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A new disc from Pierre Hantaï is always an event. This recording based around Johann Sebastian Bach, gives pride of place to the Italian Concerto, and makes us rediscover the masterpieces of the cantor of Leipzig in a unique interpretation from the star French harpsichordist. A must have addition to his discography which includes a number of recordings for Mirare: Bach s Well-Tempered Clavier (Book I), Goldberg Variations, and flute sonatas (with Hugo Reyne); three discs of sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti; a programme of works by François Couperin; and most recently a recording of music for two harpsichords by Rameau (with Skip Sempé).
Ricercar Consort, Philippe Pierlot - Bach: In tempore Nativitatis (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Ricercar Consort, Philippe Pierlot - Bach: In tempore Nativitatis (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 67:44 minutes | 1.14 GB
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Just in time for Christmas the Ricercar Consort present three festive works by JS Bach, where an exuberant ensemble, with flutes, oboes, trumpets and timpani, and voices to express the comfort and joy inspired by the Nativity. The Ricercar Consort was founded in 1980 by harpsichordist and now director Philippe Pierlot. They have made a significant discography, especially on the Mirare label, where their recordings have met with consistent acclaim and respect, in particular for their exceptional „Magnificat“.