J.S. Bach
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Magnificat; Easter Oratorio

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Paul McCreesh
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Gabrieli Players
Soloists:Gabrieli Consort:
Kimberly McCord (soprano I)
Julia Gooding (soprano II
only in BWV 243)
Robin Blaze (alto)
Paul Agnew (tenor)
Neal Davies (bass)
Instrumentation:Bassoon
Cello
Flute
Harpsichord
Oboe
Organ
Recorder
Trumpet
Viola
Violin
Voice
Individual Works:Oster-Oratorium, BWV 249
Magnificat in D major, BWV 243
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Archiv Produktion
Catalog Number:469 531-2
Year Released/Recorded:2001
Total Playing Time:65'18"
Comments:Przemyslaw Kowalski said:

Fast tempi (Magnificat takes 23:29 -- it is mostly faster than Gardiners recording for example). Only five soloists. There are not ripieno vocal group neither in Magnificat, nor in Easter Oratio. Robert Mealy and Paul McCreesh wrote in the booklet: "Nearly all of them [PK: Choruses in Magnificat] call for a high degree of soloistic agility from every vocal part; Fecit potentiam is particularly demanding, with lengthy melismas for each voice in turn. Unlike some of Bach's other works, there is simply no place to bring a ripieno group in and out of the texture." Recording: Beand-Erbisdorf (Saxony), ev.-luth. Kirche, April 2000.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Przemyslaw Kowalski
Date First Submitted:08/10/2001
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