|Comments:||Michael Iscenko said:|
When the German musicologist Michael Maul found a previously unknown work by Bach in the archives of the Anna Amalia Library in Weimar, at first he didn■t believe his eyes. When the discovery was made public in June 2005, it naturally caused a sensation. Being a strophic aria with the stanzas separated from each other by a ritornello, Alles mit Gott is unique in Bach■s production, and was composed in 1713 for the celebrations of the birthday of Wilhelm Ernst, Duke of Sachsen-Weimar, Bach■s employer at the time. This is the first recording of the complete aria, with all its twelve verses. In his liner notes, Michael Maul discusses the possibility of the work having been divided into parts that were performed at various points during a special church service. From this disc, BIS 1411, comes the bonus track Spielet, ihr beseelten Lieder (from the Wedding Cantata BWV 210), which closes the present release.