CARL PHILIPP EMANUEL BACH (1714-1788): Ich will dem Herrn lobsingen, H 821b, Wer sich rühmen will, H 821o.

Catalogue Number: 05S019

Label: CPO

Reference: 777 958-2

Format: CD

Price: $15.98

Description: These cantatas are from Bach’s Hamburg period, both written for the investiture of Protestant pastors. That may sound boring but these are both large-scale pieces with three trumpets, two oboes and flutes (and a pair of bassoons also in H821o) and timpani. The 1771 one features sophisticated orchestral writing while the late one (1787) is much simpler, whether because this is a characteristic of Bach’s late style or because the performers weren’t the best. Scholarship on his sacred music is only in its infancy these days... German-English texts. Monika Mauch (soprano), Margot Oitzinger (alto), Mirko Ludwig (tenor), Guillaume Olry (bass), Cantus Thuringia, Capella Thuringia; Bernhard Klapprott.


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