Freue dich, erlöste Schar

(Joyful be, O ransomed throng) for soprano, alto, tenor and bass, vocal ensemble, transverse flute I+II, oboe I+II, oboe d’amore, violino concertato, strings and basso continuo Recent research has corroborated the long-held assumption that Bach composed the greater part of his Leipzig cantatas during his first years there as Thomascantor. From 1730 onward, he then … Read More

Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam

(Christ did our Lord to Jordan come) for alto, tenor and bass, vocal ensemble, oboe d‘amore I+II, bassoon, strings and continuo According to Lutheran doctrine, baptism – in addition to communion and penance – belongs to the three sacraments introduced by Jesus and thus to the sacred rites practised by Lutherans after the Reformation. For … Read More