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The Ultimate Most Relaxing Sacred Music in the Universe ()

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composed by Antonio Vivaldi, Arcangelo Corelli, Charles Gounod, Ernest Bloch, Francesco Manfredini, Gabriel Fauré, George Frederick Handel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Pietro Locatelli

Since the term sacred music usually suggests chants, hymns, motets, cantatas, and other forms of religious vocal and choral music, it seems a little odd that Denon's The Ultimate Most Relaxing Sacred Music in the Universe should be made up of mostly instrumental selections, with the only choral track being the Agnus Dei from Gabriel Fauré's Requiem. Granted, there are religious connections to all the works, whether they are chorale preludes by J.S. Bach, movements from Christmas Concertos by Antonio Vivaldi, Francesco ...

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  1. Cantata No. 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147 (BC A174): Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
  2. Concerto Il riposo, concerto per il Santissimo Natale, for violin, strings & continuo in E major, RV 270: 1. Allegro molto moderato
  3. Concerto Grosso in C major, Op. 3/12 "Christmas Pastorale": 2. Largo
  4. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Pifa
  5. Concerto Grosso in G minor ("Christmas Concerto"), Op. 6/8: 6. Largo - Pastorale ad libitum
  6. Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (II), chorale prelude for organ (Achtzehn Choräle No. 8), BWV 659 (BC K82)
  7. Concerto Grosso in F minor ("Christmas Concerto "), Op. 1/8: 7. Pastorale; Andante
  8. Meditation on Prelude No. 1 of Bach, for violin or cello & piano with organ or cello ad lib. (or other instrumental arrangement)
  9. Concerto Grosso in C major, Op. 3/12 "Christmas Pastorale": 1. Largo (Pastorale per il Santissimo Natale)
  10. Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, chorale prelude for organ (Schübler Chorale No. 1), BWV 645 (BC K22)
  11. Concerto Grosso in F minor ("Christmas Concerto "), Op. 1/8: 2. Grave
  12. From Jewish Life, sketches (3) for cello & piano: 1. Prayer
  13. Requiem, for 2 solo voices, chorus, organ & orchestra, Op. 48: Agnus Dei
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The Ultimate Most Relaxing Sacred Music in the Universe
2008, Denon Records

UPC: 795041770226

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