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Vaughan Williams: First Nowell; Bach: Cantata 63; Mendelssohn: Vom Himmel Hoch ()

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composed by Felix Mendelssohn, Johann Sebastian Bach, Ralph Vaughan Williams

This live recording featuring the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir was made at a concert of Christmas-themed music at London's Royal Festival Hall in 2009. Bach didn't write this cantata for Christmas and it doesn't explicitly refer to the Nativity, but he is known to have used it on Christmas, and it does have an appropriately festive and celebratory tone. Mendelssohn wrote Von himmel hoch, which he described as a "Christmas song," under the strong influence of Bach, and it skillfully integrates a contrapuntal rigor ...

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Vaughan Williams: First Nowell; Bach: Cantata 63; Mendelssohn: Vom Himmel Hoch
2010, LPO

UPC: 854990001505

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