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Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Oratorio

Dorothee Mields soprano | Damien Guillon alto | Thomas Hobbstenor | Peter Kooij bass
Collegium Vocale Gent
Philippe Herreweghe

Johann Sebastian Bach's most famous Christmas work has been recorded live at the Salle Henry Le Boeuf in the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. Who would have thought, three centuries ago, that all six cantatas, written by Bach for the services from Christmas to the Epiphany, would one day be performed as a single work presenting the Christmas story? Internationally-renowned Bach expert Philippe Herreweghe, who founded the Collegium Vocale in 1970, surrounded himself with superb soloists.

Selected tracks available on Apple Music:

"Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf preiset die Tage
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"Bereite dich Zion, mit zärtlichen Trieben" 
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"Großer Herr, o starker König
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"Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe" 
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"Herr, dein Mitleid, dein Erbarmen​​​​​​​" 
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Repertoire

Bach: Christmas Oratorio. BWV 248, Cantatas I – VI

Facts DVD Blu-ray

Item number
2059508
UPC number
880242595089
Region code
0
Picture format
NTSC 16:9
Sound format
PCM Stereo
Dolby Digital 5.1
dts 5.1
Release
Total running time
153 mins
Subtitles
English, French, German, Japanese
Booklet notes
English, French, German
No. of discs
1
Recording
2013