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J.S. Bach: Magnificat - Agnès Mellon (soprano); Barbara Schlick (soprano); Gérard Lesne (alto); Howard Crook (tenor); Peter Kooij (bass);...
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  1. Magnificat, for 5 voices, 5-part chorus, orchestra & continuo in D major, BWV 243 (BC E14)
  2. Cantata No. 80, "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott," BWV 80 (BC A183)
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This 1990 recording offered new and unusual perspectives on Bach's very familiar Magnificat. Most amateur choristers who have sung the Magnificat think of it as a loud shout of joy, partly because they've had to bellow their way through the challenging vocal lines. But French conductor Philippe Herreweghe and his historical-instrument Collegium Vocale tone down the work's enthusiasm, delivering the choral movements with transparency, a bit of a dance-like quality, and perhaps Gallic elegance in place of the more usual big ...

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J.S. Bach: Magnificat 2005, Harmonia Mundi

UPC: 3149025044372

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