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BACH, J.S.: Magnificat, BWV 243 / HELMSCHROTT, R.M.: Lumen (Simon Mayr Choir, Concerto de Bassus, Hauk)



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BACH, J.S.: Magnificat, BWV 243 / HELMSCHROTT, R.M.: Lumen (Simon Mayr Choir, Concerto de Bassus, Hauk)

Shortly after taking up the position of Thomaskantor in Leipzig in 1723, Bach wrote a Magnificat in E flat major for performance at Christmas. Around a decade later he revised the work, transposing it down to D major and making it more concise. Utilising a Biblical text, the piece is suffused with a series of memorable arias and choruses and orchestrated with spectacular grandeur. Lumen is a contemporary musical dialogue that urges empathy between the three Abrahamic religions. Translating the oratorio form into a ‘unity of diversity’, Robert M. Helmschrott has converted the poetry of the Old and New Testaments, the Torah and Qur’an into an interfaith ‘language of sounds and singing’.

Bach, Johann Sebastian
Bible - New Testament, lyricist(s)

  Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243
1.   Play with flash player Magnificat (Chorus) 00:02:56
2.   Play with flash player Et exsultavit spiritus meus (Soprano 2) 00:02:19
3.   Play with flash player Quia respexit humilitatem (Soprano 1) 00:02:12
4.   Play with flash player Omnes generationes (Chorus) 00:01:15
5.   Play with flash player Quia fecit mihi magna (Bass) 00:01:54
6.   Play with flash player Et misericordia (Alto, Tenor) 00:02:55
7.   Play with flash player Fecit potentiam (Chorus) 00:01:53
8.   Play with flash player Deposuit potentes (Tenor) 00:01:53
9.   Play with flash player Esurientes implevit bonis (Alto) 00:02:37
10.   Play with flash player Suscepit Israel (Soprano 1, Soprano 2, Alto) 00:01:37
11.   Play with flash player Sicut locutus est (Chorus) 00:01:27
12.   Play with flash player Gloria Patri (Chorus) 00:01:56

Helmschrott, Robert M.
Bhagavad Gita / Confucius / Koran / Mass Text / Pelagius / St. Catherine of Genoa / Talmud / Bible - New Testament / Bible - Old Testament / Boethius, Anicius Manlius Severinus / Brecht, Bertolt / Trismegistus, Hermes / Kant, Immanuel / Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von / Eckhart, Meister, lyricist(s)

13.   Play with flash player Part I: Tempus praeteritum (Die vergangene Zeit) 00:13:18
14.   Play with flash player Part II: Tempus praesens (Die gegenwärtige Zeit) 00:10:25
15.   Play with flash player Part III: Tempus posterum (Die kommende Zeit) 00:16:59

Total Playing Time: 01:05:36

Bach, Johann Sebastian; Helmschrott, Robert M.

Bhagavad Gita; Bible - New Testament; Bible - Old Testament; Boethius, Anicius Manlius Severinus; Brecht, Bertolt; Confucius; Eckhart, Meister; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Kant, Immanuel; Koran; Mass Text; Pelagius; St. Catherine of Genoa; Talmud; Trismegistus, Hermes

Hauk, Franz

Concerto de Bassus

Simon Mayr Choir

Blum, Stefan; Graczyk, Mira; Gubba-Chkheidze, Theona; Helmschrott, Robert M.; Holzhauser, Theresa; Karmasin, Anna; Körber, Sophia; Losseau, Florence; Mallmann, Niklas; Mattersberger, Andreas; Schäfer, Markus; Sellier, Robert; Šiaulytė, Giedrė; Thornhill, Siri Karoline

Label: Naxos

Genre: Choral - Sacred

Period: Baroque

Catalogue No: 8.579049

Barcode: 747313904976

Release Date: 02/2019

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