Bach: Magnificat - Clare Wilkinson (mezzo-soprano); Joanne Lunn (soprano); Julia Doyle (soprano); Matthew Brook (bass); Nicholas Mulroy (tenor);...
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  1. Hodie Christus natus est, for 8 voices (contrafactum of "O che felice giorno"), C. C8
  2. Gott, durch deine Güte, chorale prelude for organ, BWV 600 (BC K29) (Orgel-Büchlein No. 2)
  3. Cantata No. 63, "Christen, ätzet diesen Tag," BWV 63 (BC A8)
  4. Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her (I), chorale prelude for organ (Orgel-Büchlein No. 8), BWV 606 (BC K35)
  5. Vom Himmel hoch
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  1. Hodie Christus natus est, for 8 voices (contrafactum of "O che felice giorno"), C. C8
  2. Gott, durch deine Güte, chorale prelude for organ, BWV 600 (BC K29) (Orgel-Büchlein No. 2)
  3. Cantata No. 63, "Christen, ätzet diesen Tag," BWV 63 (BC A8)
  4. Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her (I), chorale prelude for organ (Orgel-Büchlein No. 8), BWV 606 (BC K35)
  5. Vom Himmel hoch
  6. Fuga sopra il Magnificat: Meine Seele erhebet den Herren, fugue for organ, BWV 733 (BC K120) (by J.L. Krebs, not JSB)
  7. Magnificat, for 5 voices, 5-part chorus, orchestra & continuo in E flat major, BWV 243a (BC E14)
  8. Puer natus in Bethlehem, chorale prelude for organ (Orgel-Büchlein No. 5), BWV 603 (BC K32)
  9. Puer Natus in Bethlehem (Piae Cantiones)
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Given the considerable number of recordings that have tried to place Renaissance compositions within the context for which they were written, it is odd that the same has so rarely been done for Bach. After all, most of Bach's output consists of Gebrauchsmusik , music written for daily use. This release by Scotland's historical-instrument Dunedin Consort and its leader John Butt shows the possibilities of this approach. Included is a possible reconstruction of the Christmas Day service at the St. Nicholas Church in Leipzig ...

Bach: Magnificat 2015, Linn Records

UPC: 691062046923

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