Morimur - Christoph Poppen (baroque violin); David James (counter tenor); The Hilliard Ensemble

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  1. Cantata No. 136, "Erforsche mich, Gott, und erfahre mein Herz," BWV 136 (BC A111): Chorale for 4 voices "Auf meinen lieben Gott"
  2. Christ lag in Todes Banden (II), chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 278 (BC F26.2): Den Tod..., single voice excerpt
  3. Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: Allemanda
  4. Christ lag in Todes Banden (I), chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 277 (BC F26.1)
  5. Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: Corrente
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  1. Cantata No. 136, "Erforsche mich, Gott, und erfahre mein Herz," BWV 136 (BC A111): Chorale for 4 voices "Auf meinen lieben Gott"
  2. Christ lag in Todes Banden (II), chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 278 (BC F26.2): Den Tod..., single voice excerpt
  3. Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: Allemanda
  4. Christ lag in Todes Banden (I), chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 277 (BC F26.1)
  5. Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: Corrente
  6. Christ lag in Todes Banden (II), chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 278 (BC F26.2)
  7. Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: Sarabanda
  8. Cantata No. 89, "Was soll ich aus dir machen, Ephraim?" BWV 89 (BC A155): Chorale for 4 voices Text: "Wo soll ich fliehen hin"
  9. Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: Giga
  10. Christ lag in Todes Banden (II), chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 278 (BC F26.2): Den Tod..., single voice excerpt
  11. Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: Ciaccona
  12. Christ lag in Todes Banden (I), chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 277 (BC F26.1)
  13. St. John Passion (Johannespassion), BWV 245 (BC D2): Chorale for 4 voices "Dein Will gescheh'"
  14. Befiehl du deine Wege (I), chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 270 (BC 92.1)
  15. Jesu, meine Freude, chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 358 (BC F116)
  16. Cantata No. 188, "Ich habe meine Zuversicht," BWV 188 (BC A154): Chorale for 4 voices "Auf meinen lieben Gott"
  17. Cantata No. 5 "Wo soll ich fliehen hin," BWV 5 (BC A145): Chorale for 4 voices "Jesu Deine Passion"
  18. St. John Passion (Johannespassion), BWV 245 (BC D2): Chorale for 4 voices "In meines Herzens Grunde"
  19. Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren (I), chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 389 (BC F153.1)
  20. Christ lag in Todes Banden (II), chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 278 (BC F26.2): Den Tod..., single voice excerpt
  21. Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: Ciaccona, accompanied by chorale fragments
  22. Christ lag in Todes Banden (II), chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 278 (BC F26.2): Den Tod..., single voice excerpt
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