Tracklist

CD 1: BWV 248, Parts 1, 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: I. Chorus. Jauchzet, frohlocket!
7:59
2 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: II. Recitative. Es begab sich aber zu der Zeit (Evangelist)
1:17
3 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: III. Recitative. Nun wird mein liebster Bräutigam (Alto)
0:59
4 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: IV. Aria. Bereite dich, Zion (Alto)
5:53
5 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: V. Chorale. Wie soll ich dich empfangen (Chorus)
1:23
6 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: VI. Recitative. Und sie gebar ihren ersten Sohn (Evangelist)
0:23
7 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: VII. Chorale. Er ist auf Erden kommen arm (Chorus, Soprano) – Recitative. Wer kann die Liebe recht erhöh’n (Bass)
3:40
8 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: VIII. Aria. Großer Herr und starker König (Bass)
5:12
9 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: IX. Chorale. Ach mein herzliebes Jesulein (Chorus)
1:14
10 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 2: I. Sinfonia
6:37
11 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 2: II. Recitative. Und es waren Hirten in derselben Gegend (Evangelist)
0:50
12 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 2: III. Chorale. Brich an, o schönes Morgenlicht (Chorus)
1:21
13 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 2: IV. Recitative. Und der Engel sprach zu ihnen. Fürchtet euch nicht (Evangelist, Angel)
0:51
14 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 2: V. Recitative. Was Gott dem Abraham verheißen (Bass)
0:47
15 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 2: VI. Aria. Frohe Hirten, eilt, ach eilet (Tenor)
3:27
16 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 2: VII. Recitative. Und das habt zum Zeichen (Evangelist)
0:23
17 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 2: VIII. Chorale. Schaut hin, dort liegt im finstern Stall (Chorus)
0:46
18 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 2: IX. Recitative. So geht denn hin, ihr Hirten, geht (Bass)
0:57
19 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 2: X. Aria. Schlafe, mein Liebster (Alto)
9:55
20 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 2: XI. Recitative. Und alsobald war da bei dem Engel (Evangelist)
0:13
21 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 2: XII. Chorus. Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe
3:01
22 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 2: XIII. Recitative. So recht, ihr Engel, jauchzt und singet (Bass)
0:27
23 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 2: XIV. Chorale. Wir singen dir in deinem Heer
1:18
CD 2: BWV 248, Parts 3, 4
# Title Rating Length
1 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 3: I. Chorus. Herrscher des Himmels
2:16
2 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 3: II. Recitative. Und da die Engel von ihnen gen Himmel fuhren (Evangelist)
0:09
3 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 3: III. Chorus. Lasset uns nun gehen
0:53
4 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 3: IV. Recitative. Er hat sein Volk getröst’ (Bass)
0:45
5 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 3: V. Chorale. Dies hat er alles uns getan (Chorus)
0:53
6 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 3: VI. Duet. Herr, dein Mitleid (Soprano, Bass)
8:09
7 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 3: VII. Recitative. Und sie kamen eilend (Evangelist)
1:34
8 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 3: VIII. Aria. Schließe, mein Herze, dies selige Wunder (Alto)
5:19
9 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 3: IX. Recitative. Ja, ja, mein Herz soll es bewahren (Alto)
0:27
10 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 3: X. Chorale. Ich will dich mit Fleiß bewahren (Chorus)
1:09
11 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 3: XI. Recitative. Und die Hirten kehrten wieder um (Evangelist)
0:27
12 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 3: XII. Chorale. Seid froh dieweil (Chorus)
0:55
13 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 3: XIII. Chorus, da capo. Herrscher des Himmels
2:16
14 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 4: I. Chorus. Fallt mit Danken, fallt mit Loben
5:39
15 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 4: II. Recitative. Und da acht Tage um waren (Evangelist)
0:33
16 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 4: III. Recitative. Immanuel, o süßes Wort! (Bass) – Arioso. Jesu, du mein liebstes Leben (Bass, Soprano)
2:39
17 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 4: IV. Aria. Flößt, mein Heiland (Soprano, Soprano-Echo)
5:35
18 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 4: V. Recitative. Wohlan, dein Name soll allein (Bass) – Chorale. Jesu, meine Freud’ und Wonne (Chorus-Soprano)
1:40
19 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 4: VI. Aria. Ich will nur dir zu Ehren leben (Tenor)
5:38
20 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 4: VII. Chorale. Jesus richte mein Beginnen (Chorus)
2:34
CD 3: BWV 248, Parts 5, 6
# Title Rating Length
1 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 5: I. Chorus. Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen
7:00
2 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 5: II. Recitative. Da Jesus geboren war zu Bethlehem (Evangelist)
0:25
3 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 5: III. Chorus. Wo ist der neugeborne König – Recitative. Sucht ihn in meiner Brust (Soprano)
2:15
4 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 5: IV. Chorale. Dein Glanz all Finsternis verzehrt (Chorus)
1:00
5 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 5: V. Aria. Erleucht auch meine finstre Sinnen (Bass)
4:47
6 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 5: VI. Recitative. Da das der König Herodes hörte (Evangelist)
0:11
7 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 5: VII. Recitative. Warum wollt ihr erschrecken? (Alto)
0:35
8 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 5: VIII. Recitative. Und ließ versammeln alle Hohepriester (Evangelist)
1:27
9 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 5: IX. Trio. Ach, wenn wird die Zeit erscheinen? (Soprano, Alto, Tenor)
5:55
10 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 5: X. Recitative. Mein Liebster herrschet schon (Alto)
0:30
11 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 5: XI. Chorale. Zwar ist solche Herzensstube (Chorus)
1:04
12 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 6: I. Chorus. Herr, wenn die stolzen Feinde schnauben
5:22
13 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 6: II. Recitative. Da berief Herodes die Weisen heimlich (Evangelist) – Ziehet hin und forschet fleißig (Herod)
0:49
14 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 6: III. Recitative. Du Falscher, suche nur den Herrn zu fällen (Soprano)
1:02
15 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 6: IV. Aria. Nur ein Wink von seinen Händen (Soprano)
3:42
16 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 6: V. Recitative. Als sie nun den König gehöret hatten (Evangelist)
1:22
17 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 6: VI. Chorale. Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier (Chorus)
1:18
18 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 6: VII. Recitative. Und Gott befahl ihnen im Traum (Evangelist)
0:22
19 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 6: VIII. Recitative. So geht! Genug, mein Schatz (Evangelist)
2:07
20 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 6: IX. Aria. Nun mögt ihr stolzen Feinde schrecken (Tenor)
5:01
21 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 6: X. Recitative. Was will der Hölle Schrecken nun (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass)
0:53
22 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 6: XI. Chorale. Nun seid ihr wohl gerochen (Chorus)
3:22
CD 4: BWV 11, *2a, 238
# Title Rating Length
1 Himmelfahrts-Oratorium, BWV 11: I. Koor "Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen"
4:38
2 Himmelfahrts-Oratorium, BWV 11: II. Recitatief (Tenor) "Der Herr Jesu hub"
0:30
3 Himmelfahrts-Oratorium, BWV 11: III. Recitatief (Bas) "Ach Jesu, ist dein Abschied"
1:05
4 Himmelfahrts-Oratorium, BWV 11: IV. Aria (Alt) "Ach, bleibe doch"
6:41
5 Himmelfahrts-Oratorium, BWV 11: V. Recitatief (Tenor) "Und ward aufgehoben"
0:33
6 Himmelfahrts-Oratorium, BWV 11: VI. Koor "Nun lieget alles unter dir"
1:06
7 Himmelfahrts-Oratorium, BWV 11: VII. "Und da sie ihm nachsahen"
1:16
8 Himmelfahrts-Oratorium, BWV.11: VIII. Recitatief (Alt) "Ach ja! So komme bald"
0:35
9 Himmelfahrts-Oratorium, BWV.11: IX. Recitatief (Tenor) "Sie aber beteten an"
0:42
10 Himmelfahrts-Oratorium, BWV 11: X. Aria (Sopraan) "Jesu, deine Gnadenblicke"
6:31
11 Himmelfahrts-Oratorium, BWV 11: X. Koor "Wenn soll es doch geschehen"
4:20
12 Ich habe genug, BWV 82a: I. Aria (Sopraan) "Ich habe genug"
7:57
13 Ich habe genug, BWV 82a: II. Recitatief (Sopraan) "Ich habe genug"
1:19
14 Ich habe genug, BWV 82a: III. Aria (Sopraan) "Schlummert ein"
9:42
15 Ich habe genug, BWV 82a: IV. Recitatief (Sopraan) "Mein Gott! Wann komt das"
0:44
16 Ich habe genug, BWV 82a: V. Aria (Sopraan) "Ich freue mich auf meinen Tod"
3:53
17 Sanctus in D, BWV 238: Koor "Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus"
2:55
CD 5: BWV 1083, 118, 200, 231
# Title Rating Length
1 Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden BWV 1083 - I Aria (Duetto- Soprano, Alto)
3:36
2 Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden BWV 1083 - II Aria (Soprano
2:31
3 Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden BWV 1083 - III Aria (Duetto- Soprano, Alto)
1:57
4 Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden BWV 1083 - IV Aria (Alto)
2:18
5 Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden BWV 1083 - V Aria (Duetto- Soprano, Alto)
2:07
6 Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden BWV 1083 - VI Aria (Duetto- Soprano, Alto)
0:37
7 Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden BWV 1083 - VII Aria (Soprano)
3:43
8 Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden BWV 1083 - VIII Aria (Alto)
2:26
9 Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden BWV 1083 - IX Aria (Duetto- Soprano, Alto)
2:14
10 Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden BWV 1083 - X Aria (Duetto- Soprano, Alto)
5:22
11 Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden BWV 1083 - XI Aria (Alto)
3:06
12 Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden BWV 1083 - XII Aria (Duetto- Soprano, Alto)
2:25
13 Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden BWV 1083 - XIII Aria (Duetto- Soprano, Alto)
2:15
14 Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden BWV 1083 - XIV Aria (Duetto- Soprano, Alto)
2:05
15 O, Jesu Christ, mein's Lebens Licht BWV 118 - Choral (Coro)
7:46
16 Bekennen will ich seinen Namen BWV 200 - Aria (Alto)
3:38
17 Sei Lob und Preis mit ehren BWV 231 - (Coro)
5:05
CD 6: BWV 243, Chorales
# Title Rating Length
1 Magnificat in D major BWV 243 - I Magnificat anima mea (chorus)
2:52
2 Magnificat in D major BWV 243 - II Et exultavit (soprano II)
2:24
3 Magnificat in D major BWV 243 - III Quia respexit (soprano I)
2:13
4 Magnificat in D major BWV 243 - IV Omnes generationes (chorus)
1:12
5 Magnificat in D major BWV 243 - V Quia fecit mihi magna (bass)
2:12
6 Magnificat in D major BWV 243 - VI Et misericordia (alto, tenor)
3:37
7 Magnificat in D major BWV 243 - VII Fecit potentiam (chorus)
1:54
8 Magnificat in D major BWV 243 - VIII Deposuit potentes (tenor)
2:00
9 Magnificat in D major BWV 243 - IX Esurientes (alto)
2:56
10 Magnificat in D major BWV 243 - X Suscepit Israel (chorus)
2:10
11 Magnificat in D major BWV 243 - XI Sicut locutus est (chorus)
1:34
12 Magnificat in D major BWV 243 - XII Gloria (chorus)
2:07
13 Schwing' dich auf zu deinem gott, Cantate BWV 40
1:42
14 Seelenbräutigam BWV 409
0:43
15 Singen wir aus Herzensgrund, Cantate BWV 187
2:17
16 Singt dem Herrn ein neues Lied BWV 411
0:53
17 Sollt' ich meinem Gott nicht singen BWV 413
1:13
18 Straf mich nicht in deinem Zorn, Cantate BWV 115
1:33
19 Valet will ich dir gehen BWV 415
0:50
20 Vater unser im Himmelreich, Cantate BWV 90
0:44
21 Vater unser im Himmelreich, Cantate BWV 102
1:25
22 Von Gott will ich nicht lassen BWV 417
0:55
23 Von Gott will ich nicht lassen BWV 418
0:58
24 Von Gott will ich nicht lassen BWV 419
0:58
25 Von Gott will ich nicht lassen (unvollständige Cantate)
0:50
26 Von Gott will ich nich lassen, Cantate BWV 73
0:52
27 Wär' Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit, Cantate BWV 14
1:44
28 Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz BWV 420
0:42
29 Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz Cantate BWV 47
0:40
CD 7: Chorales
# Title Rating Length
1 Warum sollt' ich mich denn grämen BWV 422
0:51
2 Was betrübst du dich, mein Herze BWV 423
1:07
3 Was bist du doch, o Seele, so betrübet BWV 424
0:52
4 Was Gott thut, das ist wohlgethan, Cantate BWV 144
0:51
5 Was Gott thut, das ist wohlgethan, Cantate BWV 99
0:51
6 Was mein Gott will, das g'scheh allzeit, Matthäus Passion BWV 244
1:00
7 Was mein Gott will, das g'scheh allzeit, Cantate BWV 144
1:12
8 Was mein Gott will, das g'scheh allzeit, Cantate BWV 72
1:04
9 Was mein Gott will, das g'scheh allzeit, Catnate BWV 111
1:09
10 Was mein Gott will, das g'scheh allzeit, Cantate BWV 65
2:22
11 Was mein Gott will, das g'scheh allzeit, Cantate BWV 92
1:04
12 Was mein Gott will, das g'scheh allzeit, Cantate BWV 103
1:51
13 Was willst du dich, o meine Seele BWV 425
1:30
14 Weltlich Ehr' und zeitlich Gut BWV 426
0:58
15 Wenn ich in Angst und Noth BWV 427
0:47
16 Wenn mein Stündlein vorhanden ist BWV 430
1:01
17 Wenn wir in höchsten Nöthen sein BWV 431
1:13
18 Wenn wir in höchsten Nöthen sein BWV 432
0:58
19 Werde munter, mein Gemüthe, Cantate BWV 146
0:52
20 Werde munter, mein Gemüthe, Matthäus Passion BWV 244
0:54
21 Werde munter, mein Gemüthe BWV 360
0:59
22 Werde munter, mein Gemüthe, Cantate BWV 154
0:55
23 Wer Gott vertraut, hat wohlgebaut BWV 433
1:33
24 Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten BWV 434
0:58
25 Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten, Cantate BWV 88
0:51
26 Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten, BWV 197
0:46
27 Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten, Cantate BWV 179
0:54
28 Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten, Cantate BWV 166
0:49
29 Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten, Cantate BWV 84
0:46
30 Wie bist du, Seele, in mir so gar betrübt BWV 435
0:44
31 Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, Cantate BWV 36
1:06
32 Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns hält BWV 258
0:50
33 Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns hält BWV 178
1:35
34 Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns hält BWV 256
0:51
35 Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns hält Cantate BWV 114
0:53
36 Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns hält BWV 257
0:53
37 Wo Gott zum Haus nicht gibt sein' Gunst BWV 438
0:28
CD 8: Chorales
# Title Rating Length
1 Jesu, meine Freunde, Cantate BWV 64
1:10
2 Jesu, meine Herzens Freun' BWV 361
0:56
3 Jesu, nun sie gepreiset BWV 362
1:47
4 Jesus, meine Zuverischt BWv 365
0:53
5 Ihr Gestirn', ihr hohlen Lüfte BWV 366
0:39
6 In allen meinen Thaten BWV 367
0:45
7 Ist Gott mein Schild und Helfersmann, Cantate BWV 85
1:45
8 Keinen hat Gott verlassen BWV 369
0:57
9 Komm, Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist BWV 370
0:34
10 Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott BWv 226
1:30
11 Komm, Jesu komm, BWV 229
1:20
12 Kommt her zu mir, spricht Gottes Sohn, Cantate BWV 74
1:30
13 Kommt her zu mir, spricht Gottes Sohn, Cantate BWV 108
0:48
14 Lass, o Herr, dein Ohr sich neigen BWV 372
1:12
15 Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier BWV 373
0:55
16 Liebster Immaneul, Herzog der Frommen, Cantate BWV 123
1:58
17 Lobe den Herren, den mächtigen König der Ehren, Cantate BWV 57
1:17
18 Lobet den Herren, denn er ist sehr freundlich BWV 374
1:10
19 Mach's mit mir, Gott, nach deiner Güt' BWV 377
0:49
20 Mach's mit mir, Gott, nach deiner Güt' BWV 139
1:24
21 Mein' Augen schliess' ich jetzt BWV 378
1:09
22 Meinen Jesum lass' ich nicht, Jesus BWV 379
0:53
23 Meinen Jesum lass' ich nicht BWV 380
0:53
24 Meinen Jesum lass' ich nicht, Cantate BWV 157
0:50
25 Meinen Jesum lass' ich nicht, Cantate BWV 124
0:52
26 Meines Lebens letzte Zeit BWV 381
1:04
27 Mit Fried' und Freud' ich fahr' dahin BWV 382
0:52
28 Mit Fried' und Freud' ich fahr' dahin, Cantate BWV 83
0:47
29 Mit Fried' und Freud' ich fahr' dahin, Cantate BWV 125
0:49
30 Mitten wir im Leben sind BWV 383
2:15
31 Nicht so traurig, nicht so sehr BWV 384
0:47
32 Nun bitten wir den heiligen Geist BWV 385
0:56
33 Nun bitten wir den heiligen Geist, Cantate BWV 169
1:06
34 Nun danket alle Gott BWV 386
0:54
35 Nun freut euch, Gottes Kinder all BWV 387
0:35
36 Nun lasst uns Gott, dem Herren, Cantate BWV 165
1:02
37 Nun lob', mein' Seel', den Herren BWV 389
1:27
38 Nun lob', mein' Seel', den Herren BWV 390
1:03
39 Nun preiset alle Gottes Barmherzigkeit BWV 391
0:46
40 Nun sich der Tag geendet hat BWV 396
0:34
41 O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort BWV 397
2:34
42 O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort, Cantate BWV 20
1:53
43 O Gott, du frommer Gott BWV 398
1:44
44 O Gott, du frommer Gott, Cantate BWV 64,94
2:16
45 O Gott, du frommer Gott BWV 399
0:59
46 O Herre Gott, dein göttlich Wort, Cantate BWV 184
2:04
47 O Welt, ich muss dich lassen BWV 392
0:56
48 O wie selig seid ihr doch, ihr Frommen BWV 405
0:48
49 O wie selig seid ihr doch, ihr Frommen BWV 406
0:46
50 Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, Cantate BWV 180
2:20

Credits

CD 1: BWV 248, Parts 1, 2

composed in:
Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany (1734 – 1735) (tracks 1–23)
premiered in:
Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany (1734-12-25) (tracks 1–9)
Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany (1734-12-26) (tracks 10–23)
alto vocals:
Annelies Burmeister (tracks 3–4, 19)
bass vocals:
Theo Adam (German classical bass-baritone) (tracks 7–8, 14, 18, 22)
choir vocals:
Dresdner Kreuzchor (tracks 1, 5, 9, 12, 17, 21, 23)
composer:
Johann Sebastian Bach (tracks 1–23)
conductor:
Martin Flämig (tracks 1–23)
librettist:
Johann von Rist (1641) (track 12)
lyricist:
Paul Gerhardt (17th century hymn writer) (track 17)
orchestra:
Dresdner Philharmonie (tracks 1–23)
soprano vocals:
Arleen Augér (track 7)
tenor vocals:
Peter Schreier (track 15)
tenor vocals [Evangelist]:
Peter Schreier (tracks 2, 6, 11, 13, 16, 20)
recorded at:
Lukaskirche (Dresden) in Dresden, Sachsen, Germany (1974-02) (tracks 1–23)
part of:
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 80) (track 12)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 323) (track 17)
arrangements:
Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248: Teil II, X. Sinfonia (catch-all for arrangements) (track 10)
is based on:
later translated versions:
part of:
recording of:

CD 2: BWV 248, Parts 3, 4

composed in:
Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany (1734 – 1735) (tracks 1–20)
alto vocals:
Annelies Burmeister (tracks 8–9)
bass vocals:
Theo Adam (German classical bass-baritone) (tracks 4, 6, 16, 18)
choir vocals:
Dresdner Kreuzchor (tracks 1, 3, 5, 10, 12–14, 20)
composer:
Johann Sebastian Bach (tracks 1–13, 13–20)
conductor:
Martin Flämig (tracks 1–20)
lyricist:
Paul Gerhardt (17th century hymn writer) (track 10)
Martin Luther (German theologian of the Reformation) (track 5)
orchestra:
Dresdner Philharmonie (tracks 1–20)
soprano vocals:
Arleen Augér (tracks 6, 16–18)
tenor vocals:
Peter Schreier (track 19)
tenor vocals [Evangelist]:
Peter Schreier (tracks 2, 7, 11, 15)
recorded at:
Lukaskirche (Dresden) in Dresden, Sachsen, Germany (1974-02) (tracks 1–20)
part of:
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 110) (track 5)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 335) (track 10)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 381) (track 12)
part of:
Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248 (tracks 1–13, 13–20)
recording of:

CD 3: BWV 248, Parts 5, 6

composed in:
Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany (1734 – 1735) (tracks 1–22)
alto vocals:
Annelies Burmeister (tracks 3, 7, 9–10, 21)
bass vocals:
Theo Adam (German classical bass-baritone) (tracks 5, 8, 13, 21)
choir vocals:
Dresdner Kreuzchor (tracks 1, 3–4, 11–12, 17, 22)
composer:
Johann Sebastian Bach (tracks 1–22)
conductor:
Martin Flämig (tracks 1–22)
lyricist:
Paul Gerhardt (17th century hymn writer) (tracks 17, 22)
Georg Weissel (17th century hymn writer) (track 4)
orchestra:
Dresdner Philharmonie (tracks 1–22)
soprano vocals:
Arleen Augér (tracks 9, 14–15, 21)
tenor vocals:
Peter Schreier (tracks 9, 19–21)
tenor vocals [Evangelist]:
Peter Schreier (tracks 2, 6, 8, 13, 16, 18)
recorded at:
Lukaskirche (Dresden) in Dresden, Sachsen, Germany (1974-02) (tracks 1–22)
part of:
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 114) (track 11)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 165) (track 22)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 214) (track 4)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 263) (track 17)
arrangements:
is based on:
Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g’mein (more 'sostenuto' version) (track 17)
part of:
recording of:

CD 4: BWV 11, *2a, 238

composed in:
Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany (track 17)
premiered in:
Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany (track 17)
alto vocals:
Sytse Buwalda (tracks 4, 8)
bass vocals:
Bas Ramselaar (tracks 3, 7)
choir vocals:
Holland Boys Choir (tracks 1, 6, 11, 17)
composer:
Johann Sebastian Bach (tracks 12–17)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1735) (tracks 1–11)
conductor:
Pieter Jan Leusink (tracks 1–17)
librettist:
[anonymous] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 12–16)
lyricist:
Johann von Rist (track 6)
orchestra:
Netherlands Bach Collegium (tracks 1–17)
soprano vocals:
Marjon Strijk (tracks 10, 12–16)
tenor vocals:
Knut Schoch (tracks 2, 5, 7, 9)
recorded at:
Sint-Nicolaaskerk (Elburg) in Elburg, Gelderland, Netherlands (tracks 1–17)
part of:
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 82) (track 6)
Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BWV 238) (track 17)
part of:
Kantate, BWV 82a "Ich habe genug" (for soprano) (tracks 12–16)
recording of:
Sanctus D-Dur, BWV 238 (1999-11 – 2000-01) (track 17)

CD 5: BWV 1083, 118, 200, 231

composed in:
Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany (tracks 1–15)
premiered in:
Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany (tracks 1–16)
additional composer:
Johann Sebastian Bach (1745 – 1747) (tracks 1–13)
alto vocals:
Sytse Buwalda (tracks 1, 3–6, 8–14, 16)
arranger:
Johann Sebastian Bach (1742 – 1743) (track 16)
choir vocals:
Holland Boys Choir (tracks 15, 17)
composer:
Johann Sebastian Bach (tracks 15, 17)
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1736) (tracks 1–13)
conductor:
Pieter Jan Leusink (tracks 1–17)
librettist:
[anonymous] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 16)
orchestra:
Netherlands Bach Collegium (tracks 1–17)
soprano vocals:
Marjon Strijk (tracks 1–3, 5–7, 9–10, 12–14)
recorded at:
Sint-Nicolaaskerk (Elburg) in Elburg, Gelderland, Netherlands (tracks 1–17)
part of:
Bach Compendium (number: B23) (track 15)
Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BWV 118) (track 15)
Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BWV 200) (track 16)
Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BWV 231) (track 17)
arrangement of:
Stabat mater for soprano, alto, strings and basso continuo: V. (1) Duo: Quis est homo, qui non fleret (Use this variant if 'Pro peccatis suae gentis' appears on a separate track) (track 5)
Stabat mater for soprano, alto, strings and basso continuo: V. (2) Duo: Pro peccatis suae gentis (Use this variant if 'Pro peccatis suae gentis' appears on a separate track) (track 6)
arrangements:
BWV 118 "O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht" (catch all for arrangements) (track 15)
later versions:
part of:
recording of:
"Sei Lob und Preis mit Ehren", BWV 231 (renumbered BWV 28/2a) (1999-11 – 2000-01) (track 17)
BWV 118 "O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht" (1999-11 – 2000-01) (track 15)
revision of:

CD 6: BWV 243, Chorales

composed in:
Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany (1728 – 1731) (tracks 1–12)
premiered in:
Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany (1726-08-04) (track 15)
Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany (1733-07-02) (tracks 1–12)
alto vocals:
Alison Browner (Irish classical singer) (tracks 6, 9)
bass vocals:
Michael George (operatic bass) (track 5)
choir vocals:
Chamber Choir of Europe (tracks 13–29)
The Sixteen (tracks 1, 4, 7, 10–12)
composer:
Johann Sebastian Bach (tracks 1–12, 14, 16–17, 19, 22–24, 28)
Johann Burchard Freystein (German lawyer and hymn writer) (track 18)
Valerius Herberger (German hymn writer) (track 19)
Ludwig Helmbold (track 22)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1723) (tracks 13, 20)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1724) (tracks 18, 26)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1726) (tracks 15, 21, 29)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1735) (track 27)
conductor:
Harry Christophers (tracks 1–12)
Nicol Matt (tracks 13–29)
instruments:
Ian Partridge (track 8)
librettist:
[anonymous] (Special Purpose Artist) (1557) (track 29)
Hans Vogel (1563) (track 15)
Johann Heermann (1630) (track 21)
lyricist:
Adam Drese (German composer, 1620-1701) (track 14)
Paul Gerhardt (17th century hymn writer) (tracks 13, 17)
Ludwig Helmbold (tracks 23–26)
Martin Luther (German theologian of the Reformation) (track 27)
Matthäus Appeles von Löwenstern (German hymn writer) (track 16)
Martin Moller (german poet) (track 20)
orchestra:
Freiburger Barockorchester (tracks 13–29)
Orchestra of The Sixteen (tracks 1–12)
soprano vocals [Sop I]:
Lynda Russell (track 3)
soprano vocals [Sop II]:
Gillian Fisher (track 2)
tenor vocals:
Ian Partridge (track 6)
writer:
part of:
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 305) (track 13)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 306) (track 14)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 308) (track 15)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 309) (track 16)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 311) (track 17)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 312) (track 18)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 314) (track 19)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 319) (track 20)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 320) (track 21)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 324) (track 22)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 325) (track 23)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 326) (track 24)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 327) (track 25)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 328) (track 26)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 330) (track 27)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 331) (track 28)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 333) (track 29)
Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BWV 409) (track 14)
Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BWV 411) (track 16)
Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BWV 413) (track 17)
Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BWV 415) (track 19)
Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BWV 417) (track 22)
Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BWV 418) (track 23)
Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BWV 419) (track 24)
Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BWV 420) (track 28)
arrangements:
Choralsatz, BWV 415 "Valet will ich dir geben" (catch all for arrangements) (track 19)
Magnificat D-Dur, BWV 243: X. Aria "Suscepit Israel" (catch-all for arrangements) (track 10)
is the basis for:
later versions:
"Wär' Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit" (version of BWV 14) (track 27)
Choralsatz "Vater unser im Himmelreich" (from BWV 90) (track 20)
Choralsatz "Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz" (version of BWV 47) (track 29)
part of:
Magnificat D-Dur, BWV 243 (tracks 1–12)
recording of:
Chorale "Von Gott will ich nicht lassen" (from an unfinished Cantata) (1999-06) (track 25)

CD 7: Chorales

composed in:
Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany (1736 – 1737) (track 26)
premiered in:
Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany (track 26)
Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany (1723-08-08) (track 27)
Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany (1724-01-09) (track 22)
Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany (1724-02-06) (tracks 4, 7)
Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany (1724-05-07) (track 28)
Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany (1724-07-30) (track 33)
choir vocals:
Chamber Choir of Europe (tracks 1–37)
composer:
Johann Sebastian Bach (tracks 1–3, 6, 13–18, 20–21, 23–24, 30, 32, 34, 36–37)
Michael Weiße (German theologian and hymn writer) (track 14)
Samuel Rodigast (German poet) (track 4)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1723) (track 27)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1724) (tracks 4–5, 7, 10, 22, 28, 33, 35)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1725) (tracks 9, 11–12)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1726) (tracks 8, 25)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1727) (track 29)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1728) (track 19)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1736) (track 31)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1736 – 1739) (track 26)
conductor:
Nicol Matt (tracks 1–37)
librettist:
Picander (tracks 6, 20)
Martin Jahn (German poet of the 17th century) (track 22)
Justus Jonas (Hymn-Writer) (1524) (track 33)
Philipp Nicolai (1599) (track 31)
Georg Neumark (German hymn writer) (1657) (tracks 25–26)
Christoph Tietze (1663) (track 27)
lyricist:
Paul Eber (tracks 17–18)
Paul Gerhardt (17th century hymn writer) (tracks 1, 10–12)
Nikolaus Herman (track 16)
Justus Jonas (Hymn-Writer) (track 32)
Johannes Kolrose (German hymn writer) (track 37)
Martin Luther (German theologian of the Reformation) (track 36)
Matthäus Appeles von Löwenstern (German hymn writer) (track 15)
Georg Neumark (German hymn writer) (track 24)
Philipp Nicolai (track 30)
Johann von Rist (tracks 19–20)
Samuel Rodigast (German poet) (track 5)
Martin Jahn (German poet of the 17th century) (track 21)
orchestra:
Freiburger Barockorchester (tracks 1–37)
part of:
Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BWV 256) (track 34)
Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BWV 257) (track 36)
Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BWV 258) (track 32)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 334) (track 1)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 336) (track 2)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 337) (track 3)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 338) (track 4)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 341) (track 5)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 342) (track 6)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 343) (track 7)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 344) (track 8)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 345) (track 9)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 346) (track 10)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 347) (track 11)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 348) (track 12)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 349) (track 13)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 351) (track 14)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 352) (track 15)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 355) (track 16)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 358) (track 17)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 359) (track 18)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 360) (track 19)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 361) (track 20)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 364) (track 21)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 365) (track 22)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 366) (track 23)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 367) (track 24)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 368) (track 25)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 370) (track 26)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 371) (track 27)
Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BWV 360) (track 21)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 372) (track 28)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 373) (track 29)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 374) (track 30)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 377) (track 31)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 383) (track 32)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 384) (track 33)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 385) (track 34)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 386) (track 35)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 388) (track 36)
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 389) (track 37)
Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BWV 422) (track 1)
Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BWV 423) (track 2)
Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BWV 424) (track 3)
Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BWV 425) (track 13)
Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BWV 426) (track 14)
Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BWV 427) (track 15)
Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BWV 430) (track 16)
Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BWV 431) (track 17)
Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BWV 432) (track 18)
Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BWV 433) (track 23)
Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BWV 434) (track 24)
Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BWV 435) (track 30)
Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BWV 438) (track 37)
part of:
recording of:
Choralsatz, BWV 256 "Ach, lieben Christen, seidgetrost" (melody "Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns hält" Same music as BWV 247: III "Sie stellen uns wie Ketzern nach") (1999-06) (track 34)
Choralsatz, BWV 257 "Wär Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit" (music same as BWV 247: XXVI."Was Menschenkraft und Witz anfäht") (1999-06) (track 36)
Choralsatz, BWV 430 "Wenn mein Stündlein vorhanden ist" (music same as BWV 247: XIII."Betrübtes Herz, sei wohlgemut") (1999-06) (track 16)

CD 8: Chorales

premiered in:
Weimar, Thüringen, Germany (1715-06-16) (track 36)
Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany (1724-05-30) (track 46)
Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany (1724-10-22) (track 50)
Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany (1724-11-12) (track 20)