Tönet, ihr Pauken, erschallet, Trompeten

(Sound, all ye drums now! Resound, all ye trumpets!) for soprano, alto, tenor and bass, transverse flute I+II, oboe I+II, timpani, strings and basso continuo The words “Jauchzet, frohlocket!” (Triumph, rejoicing!) open one of Bach’s most instantly recognised works: the introductory chorus of the Christmas Oratorio BWV 248, which is indeed a parody of the … Read More