Tracklist

CD 1: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Part One, Two and Three
CD 2: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Part Four, Five and Six
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no. 36. Coro: "Fallt mit Danken, fallt mit Loben"
Johann Sebastian Bach 5:31
2 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no. 37. Evangelista: "Und da acht Tage um waren"
Johann Sebastian Bach 0:32
3 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no. 38. Recitativo (Basso): "Immanuel, o süßes Wort" / Arioso (Soprani, Basso): "Jesu, du mein liebstes Leben"
Johann Sebastian Bach 2:16
4 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no. 39. Aria (Soprano, Echo Soprano): "Flößt, mein Heiland, flößt dein Namen"
Johann Sebastian Bach 5:40
5 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no. 40. Recitativo (Basso): "Wohlan, dein Name soll allein" / Choral (Soprani): "Jesu, meine Freud und Wonne"
Johann Sebastian Bach 1:22
6 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no. 41. Aria (Tenore): "Ich will nur dir zu Ehren leben"
Johann Sebastian Bach 4:23
7 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no. 42. Choral: "Jesus richte mein Beginnen"
Johann Sebastian Bach 2:10
8 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no. 43. Coro: "Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen"
Johann Sebastian Bach 5:56
9 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no. 44. Evangelista: "Da Jesu geboren war zu Bethlehem"
Johann Sebastian Bach 0:23
10 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no. 45. Coro: "Wo is der neugeborene König der Jüden" / Recitativo (Alto): "Sucht ihn in meiner Brust"
Johann Sebastian Bach 1:40
11 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no. 46. Choral: "Dein Glanz all Finsternis verzehrt"
Johann Sebastian Bach 0:45
12 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no. 47. Aria (Basso): "Erleucht auch meine finstre Sinnen"
Johann Sebastian Bach 3:59
13 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no. 48. Evangelista: "Da das der König Herodes hörte"
Johann Sebastian Bach 0:12
14 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no. 49. Recitativo (Alto): "Warum wollt ihr erschrecken"
Johann Sebastian Bach 0:30
15 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no. 50. Evangelista: "Und ließ versammlen alle Hohepriester"
Johann Sebastian Bach 1:24
16 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no. 51. Terzetto (Soprano, Alto, Tenore): "Ach, wenn wird die Zeit erscheinen"
Johann Sebastian Bach 5:34
17 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no. 52. Recitativo (Alto): "Mein Liebster herrschet schon"
Johann Sebastian Bach 0:25
18 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no. 53. Choral: "Zwar ist solche Herzensstube"
Johann Sebastian Bach 0:55
19 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no. 54. Coro: "Herr, wenn die stolzen Feinde schnauben"
Johann Sebastian Bach 4:59
20 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no. 55. Evangelista: "Da berief Herodes die Weisen heimlish" / Herodes: "Ziehet hin und forschet fleißig"
Johann Sebastian Bach 0:42
21 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no. 56. Recitativo (Soprano): "Du Falscher, suche nur den Herrn zu fällen"
Johann Sebastian Bach 0:57
22 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no. 57. Aria (Soprano): "Nur ein Wink von seinen Händen"
Johann Sebastian Bach 4:25
23 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no. 58. Evangelista: "Als sie nun den König gehöret hatten"
Johann Sebastian Bach 1:02
24 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no. 59. Choral: "Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier"
Johann Sebastian Bach 1:02
25 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no. 60. Evangelista: "Und Gott befahl ihnen im Traum"
Johann Sebastian Bach 0:23
26 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no. 61. Recitativo (Tenore): "So geht! Genug, mein Schatz geht nicht von hie"
Johann Sebastian Bach 1:52
27 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no. 62. Aria (Tenore): "Nun mögt ihr stolzen Feinde schrecken"
Johann Sebastian Bach 3:59
28 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no. 63. Recitativo (Soprano, Alto, Tenore, Basso): "Was will der Höllen Schrecken nun"
Johann Sebastian Bach 0:37
29 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no. 64. Choral: "Nun seid ihr wohl gerochen"
Johann Sebastian Bach 3:26
CD 3: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244, Part One
CD 4: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244, Part Two
CD 5: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244, Part Two (cont.)
CD 6: St. John Passion, BWV 245, Part One and Two
CD 7: St. John Passion, BWV 245, Part Two (cont.)
CD 8: Mass, BWV 232
CD 9: Mass, BWV 232 (cont.)
CD 10: Magnificat, BWV 243; Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, Cantata BWV 51
CD 11: Advent Cantatas, BWV 36, 61 & 62
CD 12: Christmas Cantatas, BWV 63, 64, 121 & 133
CD 13: New Year Cantata, BWV 16; Cantatas for the 21st and 23rd Sunday after Trinity, BWV 98 & 139
CD 14: Cantatas for the 3rd Sunday after Epiphany, BWV 72, 73, 111 & 156
CD 15: Cantatas for the Feast of the Purification of Mary (2 February), BWV 82, 83, 125 & 200
CD 16: Easter Cantatas, BWV 6 & 66
CD 17: Cantatas for Ascension Day, BWV 11, 37, 43 & 128
CD 18: Cantatas for the 1st day of Whitsun, BWV 34, 59, 74 & 172
CD 19: Cantatas for the 9th Sunday after Trinity, BWV 94, 105 & 168
CD 20: Cantatas for the 11th Sunday after Trinity, BWV 113, 179 & 199
CD 21: Cantatas for the 27th Sunday after Trinity, BWV 140 & for the Feast of the Visitation of Mary (2 July), BWV 147
CD 22: Cantatas BWV 106; 118/231 & 198

Credits

CD 2: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Part Four, Five and Six

composed in:
Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany (1734 – 1735) (tracks 1–29)
violin [Baroque violin]:
Alison Bury (1987-01) (track 6)
Maya Homburger (1987-01) (track 6)
oboe:
Anthony Robson (oboist) (1987-01) (track 4)
oboe d'amore:
Valerie Darke (1987-01) (track 27)
Anthony Robson (oboist) (1987-01) (tracks 12, 27)
alto vocals:
Anne Sofie von Otter (1987-01) (tracks 10, 14, 16–17, 28)
balance engineer:
Recording Engineer Karl-August Naegler (Balance engineer) (track 8)
bass vocals:
Olaf Bär (track 8)
Olaf Bär (1987-01) (tracks 3, 5, 12, 28)
choir vocals:
Monteverdi Choir (1987-01) (tracks 1, 7–8, 10–11, 18–19, 24, 29)
composer:
Johann Sebastian Bach (German Baroque period composer & musician) (tracks 1–29)
conductor:
John Eliot Gardiner (1987-01) (tracks 1–29)
lyricist:
Paul Gerhardt (17th century hymn writer) (tracks 24, 29)
Georg Weissel (17th century hymn writer) (track 11)
orchestra:
English Baroque Soloists (1987-01) (tracks 1–29)
producer:
Recording Engineer Karl-August Naegler (Balance engineer) (track 8)
soprano vocals:
Nancy Argenta (1987-01) (tracks 4, 16, 21–22, 28)
Monteverdi Choir (1987-01) (tracks 3, 5)
soprano vocals [Echo]:
Katie Pringle (Soprano) (1987-01) (track 4)
tenor vocals:
Hans Peter Blochwitz (1987-01) (tracks 6, 16, 26–28)
tenor vocals [Evangelist]:
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (1987-01) (tracks 2, 9, 13, 15, 20, 23, 25)
phonographic copyright by:
Polydor International GmbH (not for release label use!) (1987) (track 8)
recorded at:
part of:
Breitkopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 114) (track 18)
Breitkopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 165) (track 29)
Breitkopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 214) (track 11)
Breitkopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 263) (track 24)
arrangements:
is based on:
Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g’mein (more 'sostenuto' version) (track 24)
part of:
recording of: