J.S. Bach
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Cantatas for Ascension Day

Main Performer
or Conductor:
John Eliot Gardiner
Accompaniment/Orchestra:The English Baroque Soloists & The Monteverdi Choir
Soloists:Nancy Argenta, soprano
Michael Chance, Robin Blaze, countertenor
Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Christoph Genz, tenor
Stephen Varcoe, Reinhard Hagen, bass
Instrumentation:Bassoon
Cello
Choir
Flute
Harpsichord
Horn
Oboe
Orchestra
Organ
Trumpet
Viola
Violin
Voice
Individual Works:Gott fahret auf mit Jauchzen BWV 43
Auf Christi Himmelfahrt allein BWV 128
Wer da glaubet und getauft wird BWV 37
Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen BWV 11
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Archiv Produktion
Catalog Number:463 583-2
Year Released/Recorded:1993, 1999
Total Playing Time:about 70 minutes
Comments:J. Moy said:

Sir John Eliot Gardiner coaxes a very clear and crisp sound from the period instrumental ensemble and the vocalists. Unlike some other performances which feature only organ, a harpsichord continuo is also used in these cantatas. The Ascension Oratorio (BWV 11) is especially powerful and poignant, with the timpani part coming through the rich instrumental texture quite well. Overall, a wonderful CD, part of a "Bach Cantata Pilgrimage," an edition of Bach's church cantata cycle recorded by Gardiner and the ensembles he founded, the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists, on the Archiv Produktion label.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • J. Moy
Date First Submitted:09/01/2000
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