Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland

(Now come, the gentiles’ Savior) for soprano, tenor and bass, vocal ensemble, bassoon, strings and continuo With its charm and youthful freshness, Cantata BWV 61 (“Now come, the gentiles’ Saviour”), numbers among Bach’s best-known sacred compositions. The work was written for the “Schlosskirche” in Weimar on the occasion of the First Sunday in Advent in … Read More

Schwingt freudig euch empor

(Soar joyfully aloft) for soprano, alto, tenor and bass, vocal ensemble, oboe d’amore I+II, bassoon, strings and continuo. Cantata BWV 36, “Schwingt freudig euch empor!” (Soar joyfully aloft), is a work of clarity and elegance that seems especially well-suited to the preparatory period of Advent – a time that, while not yet festive, still seems … Read More