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Baroque Christmas Concert 1999 J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart, G.F. Handel

This feast of Baroque Christmas music from two of the finest singers of their generation – lyric soprano Barbara Bonney and baritone Matthias Goerne – was recorded live at Freiburg Cathedral in 1999. Accompanied by the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Bonney and Goerne sing extracts from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Mozart’s Mass in C minor and Handel’s Messiah. Also performing against the festively decorated backdrop of this beautiful historic building are the German Brass ensemble and the cathedral’s own boys’ choir.

Johann Sebastian Bach
Allegro from Concerto in D major, BWV 972
“Wachet auf, ihr Adern und ihr Glieder” from Cantata, BWV 110 (“Unser Mund sei voll des Lachens”)
“Nun seid Ihr wohl gerochen” from Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
“Et incarnatus est” from Mass in C minor, K427

Johann Sebastian Bach
Sinfonia, “Ehre sei Dir, Gott gesungen” & “Herr dein Mitleid, dein Erbarmen” from Christmas Oratorio
Je me suis levé
In dulci jubilo
“Großer Herr, o starker König” from Christmas Oratorio

George Frideric Handel
“He shall feed his flock” from Messiah

Johann Sebastian Bach
Air from Suite in D major, BWV 1068

 

Barbara Bonney, soprano
Matthias Goerne, baritone
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra