Bach Motets ()

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composed by Johann Sebastian Bach

The young British crossover a cappella octet Voces8 sounds a bit like the King's Singers and has been advised by its members. These are light, fleet, clear performances, not usually terms associated with Bach's six motets. Even if Bach's contrapuntally weighty and theologically hardcore motets are an odd choice of repertoire for such an ensemble, it's fair to say that fans of the King's Singers will enjoy checking out Voces8. It's a bit of a misnomer for Voces8 to emphasize its status as an a cappella group in connection ...

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  1. Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, motet for chorus, BWV 225 (BC C1)
  2. Fürchte dich nicht, ich bin bei dir, motet for double chorus, BWV 228 (BC C4)
  3. Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, motet for chorus & organ, BWV 230 (BC C6)
  4. Jesu, meine Freude, motet for 5-part chorus, BWV 227 (BC C5)
  5. Komm, Jesu, komm, motet for chorus & continuo, BWV 229 (BC C3)
  6. Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, motet for double chorus, winds, strings & continuo, BWV 226 (BC C2)
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Bach Motets
2010, Signum Classics

UPC: 635212021323

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