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John Eliot Gardiner's award-winning Bach Cantata series on Soli Deo Gloria continues with volume nine in the series featuring cantatas for the seventeenth and eighteenth Sunday after Trinity, recorded live in October 2000.... more »
John Eliot Gardiner's award-winning Bach Cantata series on Soli Deo Gloria continues with volume nine in the series featuring cantatas for the seventeenth and eighteenth Sunday after Trinity, recorded live in October 2000. Works include BWV 148 Bringet dem Herrn Ehre seines Namens, BWV 114 Ach, lieben Christen, seid getrost, BWV 47 Wer sich selbst erhohet, der soll erniedriget werden, the motet BWV 226 Der Geist hilft unser Schwacheit auf, BWV 96 Herr Christ, der ein'ge Gottessohn, BWV 169 Gott soll allein mein Herze haben, BWV 116 Du Friedefurst, Herr Jesu Christ and BWV 668 Vor deinen Thron tret'ich hiermit, the so-called 'Deathbed Chorale.'
Gardiner strikes again...
Teemacs | Switzerland | 10/19/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"...and again and again. In this issue, the picks for me were a wonderful rendition of BWV148, with its fabulous trumpet obbligato in the opening chorale, and of the solo cantata (although it does have a chorale at the end) BWV169, well known for its delightful orchestral opening. The second CD was recorded in the Thomaskirche, Leipzig, one of the churches in which Bach worked in his final years and in which he is buried. That CD ends with a fitting tribute to the great man, the chorale "Vor deinen Thron tret ich hiermit" (BWV668, aka The Deathbed Chorale). It is sung a cappella by the Monteverdis, standing around the grave. Beautiful, wonderful, sublime music, all of it."