Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Church Bells
[traditional] 0:49
2 Puer natus in Bethlehem, BWV603
Johann Sebastian Bach 1:04
3 Puer Natus in Bethlehem (Benedictine Processional, 14th C.)
[unknown] 3:37
4 Fantasia in E-flat major
Johann Pachelbel 3:32
5 Mass in F major, BWV 233: I. Kyrie
Johann Sebastian Bach 5:03
6 Mass in F major, BWV 233: II. Gloria in excelcis
Johann Sebastian Bach 5:08
7 Mass in F major, BWV 233: III. Domine Deus
Johann Sebastian Bach 3:38
8 Mass in F major, BWV 233: IV. Qui tollis peccata
Johann Sebastian Bach 5:22
9 Mass in F major, BWV 233: V. Quoniam tu solus sanctus
Johann Sebastian Bach 3:18
10 Mass in F major, BWV 233: VI. Cum sancto Spiritu
Johann Sebastian Bach 2:23
11 Salutation and Response: "Dominus vobiscum: Deus illuminator"
[unknown] 1:31
12 Epistle: So schreibt der Prophet Jesaja
[unknown] 1:40
13 Christum wir sollen loben schon, BWV611
Johann Sebastian Bach 2:03
14 Gradual hymn: Was fürcht'st du, Feind Herodes, sehr
[unknown] 6:05
15 Gospel: Der Herr sei mit euch: Da Jesus geboren war
[unknown] 3:52
16 Toccata in B-flat major
Johann Pachelbel 1:47
17 Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen, Cantata BWV 65: I. "Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen"
Johann Sebastian Bach 4:28
18 Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen, Cantata BWV 65: II. "Die Könige aus Saba kamen dar"
Johann Sebastian Bach 0:32
19 Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen, Cantata BWV 65: III. "Was dort Jesaias vorhergesehn"
Johann Sebastian Bach 1:43
20 Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen, Cantata BWV 65: IV. "Gold aus Ophir ist zu schlecht"
Johann Sebastian Bach 2:13
21 Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen, Cantata BWV 65: V. "Verschmähe nicht, du, meiner Seelen Licht"
Johann Sebastian Bach 1:20
22 Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen, Cantata BWV 65: VI. "Nimm mich dir zu eigen hin"
Johann Sebastian Bach 3:12
23 Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen, Cantata BWV 65: VII. "Ei nun, mein Gott, so fall ich dir getrost"
Johann Sebastian Bach 1:03
24 Credal hymn: Wir glauben all an einen Gott
[unknown] 5:29
25 Salutation: Gnade sei mit euch
[unknown] 0:28
26 Der Tag ist so freudenreich, BWV 719
Johann Sebastian Bach 1:20
27 Pulpit hymn: Ein Kindelein so löblich
[unknown] 1:07
28 Sermon: Lesung aus dem Heiligen Evangelisten Matthäo
[unknown] 5:58
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Nun danket alle Gott, BWV 657
Johann Sebastian Bach 4:44
2 Hymn of the day: Was soll ich liebstes Kind
[unknown] 6:46
3 Prelude in C, BWV 567
Johann Sebastian Bach 1:19
4 Preface for Epiphany
[unknown] 2:54
5 Sanctus in D major, BWV 238
Johann Sebastian Bach 2:30
6 The Lord's Prayer: Vater unser / Unser Herr Jesus Christ
[unknown] 2:22
7 Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 654
Johann Sebastian Bach 7:57
8 Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, Cantata BWV 180: I. "Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele"
Johann Sebastian Bach 5:05
9 Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, Cantata BWV 180: II. "Ermuntre dich, dein Heiland klopft"
Johann Sebastian Bach 4:51
10 Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, Cantata BWV 180: III. "Wie teuer sind des heiligen Mahles Gaben"
Johann Sebastian Bach 3:00
11 Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, Cantata BWV 180: IV. "Mein Herz fühlt in sich Furcht und Freude"
Johann Sebastian Bach 1:11
12 Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, Cantata BWV 180: V. "Lebens Sonne, Licht der Sinnen"
Johann Sebastian Bach 3:41
13 Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, Cantata BWV 180: VI. "Herr, lass an mir dein treues Lieben"
Johann Sebastian Bach 0:54
14 Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, Cantata BWV 180: VII. "Jesu, wahres Brot des Lebens"
Johann Sebastian Bach 1:09
15 Nun freut euch, liebe Christen g'mein, BWV 734
Johann Sebastian Bach 2:02
16 Hymn: Nun freut euch, liebe Christen g'mein
[unknown] 3:28
17 Christe, du Lamm Gottes, BWV619
Johann Sebastian Bach 0:58
18 Hymn: Christe, du Lamm Gottes
[unknown] 1:37
19 Gott sei uns gnädig und barmherzig, BWV 323
Johann Sebastian Bach 2:51
20 Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her, BWV 738
Johann Sebastian Bach 1:22
21 Vom Himmel hoch, o Englein kommt (Kölner Gesangbuch 1625)
[unknown] 10:48
22 Fantasia in G major, BWV 572
Johann Sebastian Bach 8:21

Credits

CD 1

composed in:
Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany (1738) (tracks 5–8, 10)
premiered in:
Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany (tracks 5–8, 10)
organ:
James Johnstone (classical organist) (1997-05) (tracks 2, 4, 14, 16)
James OʼDonnell (organist and choir master) (1997-05) (tracks 13, 26)
organ arranger:
André Isoir (organist) (track 9)
alto vocals:
Angus Davidson (Countertenor) (1997-05) (track 9)
bass vocals:
Peter Harvey (bass-baritone) (1997-05) (tracks 7, 19–20)
choir vocals:
Gabrieli Consort (1997-05) (tracks 3, 6, 10–11, 18, 23)
Gemeindechor Dresden (1997-05) (tracks 14, 24, 27)
Gemeindechor Freiberg (1997-05) (tracks 14, 24, 27)
composer:
Johann Sebastian Bach (German Baroque period composer & musician) (tracks 2, 5–10, 13, 26)
Johann Pachelbel (composer) (tracks 4, 16)
Johann Sebastian Bach (German Baroque period composer & musician) (1724) (tracks 17–23)
conductor:
Paul McCreesh (1997-05) (tracks 3, 5–11, 14–15, 17–24, 27)
lyricist:
Paul Gerhardt (17th century hymn writer) (track 23)
orchestra:
Gabrieli Players (1997-05) (tracks 3, 5–11, 15, 17–24, 27)
performer:
[church chimes] (Special Purpose Artist) (1997-05) (track 1)
producer:
Christopher Adler (composer & musician) (tracks 1–28)
soprano vocals:
Ann Monoyios (1997-05) (track 8)
spoken vocals:
Matthias Fischer (violinist) (1997-05) (track 12)
Andreas Vogt (1997-05) (tracks 14, 24–25, 27–28)
tenor vocals:
Charles Daniels (tenor) (1997-05) (tracks 21–22)
recorded at:
part of:
Breitkopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 302) (track 18)
Breitkopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 346) (track 23)
Das Orgel-Büchlein (number: 5) (track 2)
Das Orgel-Büchlein (number: 13) (track 13)
Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BWV 603) (track 2)
Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BWV 611) (track 13)
Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BWV 719) (track 26)
arrangement of:
arrangements:
Puer natus in Bethlehem, BWV 603 (catch all for arrangements) (track 2)
Synnytti piltin Bethlehem (translated) (track 2)
is based on:
part of:
Messe F-Dur, BWV 233 (tracks 5–8, 10)
recording of:
Fantasia in E-flat major (1997-05) (track 4)
Missa in F major, BWV 233: Quoniam tu solus sanctus (for organ, Isoir) (1997-05) (track 9)
Puer natus in Bethlehem, BWV 603 (1997-05) (track 2)
version of:

CD 2

composed in:
Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany (track 5)
premiered in:
Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany (track 5)
Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany (1724-10-22) (tracks 8–14)
organ:
James Johnstone (classical organist) (1997-05) (tracks 2, 7, 20)
James OʼDonnell (organist and choir master) (1997-05) (tracks 1, 3, 15, 17, 22)
alto vocals:
Angus Davidson (Countertenor) (1997-05) (tracks 5, 8, 11)
bass vocals:
Peter Harvey (bass-baritone) (1997-05) (tracks 5, 8, 13)
choir vocals:
Gabrieli Consort (1997-05) (tracks 4, 14, 19)
Gemeindechor Dresden (1997-05) (tracks 2, 16, 18–19, 21)
Gemeindechor Freiberg (1997-05) (tracks 2, 16, 18–19, 21)
composer:
Johann Sebastian Bach (German Baroque period composer & musician) (tracks 1, 5, 7, 15, 17, 19–20, 22)
Johann Ludwig Krebs (composer and organist) (track 3)
Johann Sebastian Bach (German Baroque period composer & musician) (1724) (tracks 8–14)
conductor:
Paul McCreesh (1997-05) (tracks 2, 4, 8–14, 16, 18–19, 21)
librettist:
[anonymous] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 9, 11–13)
Johann Franck (German poet of the 17th century) (1649 – 1653) (tracks 8, 10, 14)
orchestra:
Gabrieli Players (1997-05) (tracks 4–5, 8–14)
previously attributed to:
Johann Sebastian Bach (German Baroque period composer & musician) (track 3)
producer:
Christopher Adler (composer & musician) (tracks 1–22)
soprano vocals:
Ann Monoyios (1997-05) (tracks 5, 8, 10, 12)
spoken vocals:
Andreas Vogt (1997-05) (tracks 2, 16, 18–19, 21)
tenor vocals:
Charles Daniels (tenor) (1997-05) (tracks 5, 8–9)
Julian Podger (1997-05) (track 6)
recorded at:
part of:
Breitkopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 120) (track 19)
Bach Compendium (number: K125) (track 15)
Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BWV 238) (track 5)
Breitkopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 304) (track 14)
Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BWV 323) (track 19)
Das Orgel-Büchlein (number: 21) (track 17)
Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BWV 567) (track 3)
Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BWV 572) (track 22)
Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BWV 619) (track 17)
Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BWV 654) (track 7)
Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BWV 657) (track 1)
Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BWV 734) (track 15)
Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BWV 738) (track 20)
arrangements:
Fantasia G-Dur, BWV 572 "Pièce d'Orgue" (catch all for arrangements) (track 22)
Fantasia G-Dur, BWV 572 "Pièce d'Orgue" (for piano, Bax) (track 22)
Nun danket alle Gott, BWV 657 (for piano, Reger) (track 1)
Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g'mein, BWV 734 (catch-all for arrangements) (track 15)
Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 654 (for piano, Reger) (track 7)
Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her, BWV 738 (for piano solo, Kit Armstrong) (track 20)
is based on:
Nun danket alle Gott (Lutheran choral) (track 1)
orchestrations:
Schmücke dich, O liebe Seele, BWV 654 (Schönberg orchestration) (track 7)
part of:
parts:
recording of:
Prelude in C major, BWV 567 (1997-05) (track 3)
Sanctus D-Dur, BWV 238 (1997-05) (track 5)
version of: