Bach: Motetten

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1 Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225 (Arr. for Mixed Chorus & Basso continuo): I. Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied 05:01 96/24 Album only
2 Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225 (Arr. for Mixed Chorus & Basso continuo): IIa. Wie sich ein Vater erbarmet 04:08 96/24 Album only
3 Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225 (Arr. for Mixed Chorus & Basso continuo): IIb. Die Gottesgnad allein 04:09 96/24 Album only
4 Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225 (Arr. for Mixed Chorus & Basso continuo): III. Lobet den Herrn in seinen Taten 03:48 96/24 Album only
5 Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, BWV 226 (Arr. for Mixed Chorus & Basso continuo): I. Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf 04:04 96/24 Album only
6 Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, BWV 226 (Arr. for Mixed Chorus & Basso continuo): II. Der aber die Herzen forschet 02:29 96/24 Album only
7 Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, BWV 226 (Arr. for Mixed Chorus & Basso continuo): III. Du heilige Brunst, su?er Trost 01:34 96/24 Album only
8 Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227 (Arr. for Mixed Chorus & Basso continuo): I. Jesu, meine Freude 01:07 96/24 Album only
9 Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227 (Arr. for Mixed Chorus & Basso continuo): II. Es ist nun nichts Verdammliches 02:57 96/24 Album only
10 Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227 (Arr. for Mixed Chorus & Basso continuo): III. Unter deinem Schirmen 01:01 96/24 Album only
11 Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227 (Arr. for Mixed Chorus & Basso continuo): IV. Denn das Gesetz 00:56 96/24 Album only
12 Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227 (Arr. for Mixed Chorus & Basso continuo): V. Trotz dem alten Drachen 02:18 96/24 Album only
13 Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227 (Arr. for Mixed Chorus & Basso continuo): VI. Ihr aber seid nicht fleischlich 02:33 96/24 Album only
14 Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227 (Arr. for Mixed Chorus & Basso continuo): VII. Weg mit allen Schatzen 01:05 96/24 Album only
15 Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227 (Arr. for Mixed Chorus & Basso continuo): VIII. So aber Christus in euch ist 01:47 96/24 Album only
16 Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227 (Arr. for Mixed Chorus & Basso continuo): IX. Gute Nacht, o Wesen 02:46 96/24 Album only
17 Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227 (Arr. for Mixed Chorus & Basso continuo): X. So nun der Geist 01:34 96/24 Album only
18 Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227 (Arr. for Mixed Chorus & Basso continuo): XI. Weicht, ihr Trauergeister 01:18 96/24 Album only
19 Furchte dich nicht, ich bin bei dir, BWV 228 (Arr. for Mixed Chorus & Basso continuo): Ia. Furchte dich nicht 01:38 96/24 Album only
20 Furchte dich nicht, ich bin bei dir, BWV 228 (Arr. for Mixed Chorus & Basso continuo): Ib. Ich starke dich, ich helfe dir auch 02:37 96/24 Album only
21 Furchte dich nicht, ich bin bei dir, BWV 228 (Arr. for Mixed Chorus & Basso continuo): II. Furchte dich nicht - Herr, mein Hirt 04:21 96/24 Album only
22 Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229 (Arr. for Mixed Chorus & Basso continuo): Ia. Komm, Jesu, komm 01:49 96/24 Album only
23 Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229 (Arr. for Mixed Chorus & Basso continuo): Ib. Der saure Weg wird mir zu schwer 01:39 96/24 Album only
24 Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229 (Arr. for Mixed Chorus & Basso continuo): Ic. Du bist der rechte Weg 03:31 96/24 Album only
25 Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229 (Arr. for Mixed Chorus & Basso continuo): II. Drum schlie? ich mich in deine Hande 01:09 96/24 Album only

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The motets written during Bach's first years in Leipzig form a group of works in their own right, and stand apart from other sacred music because they were not composed for the regular church liturgy, but for private occasions instead. This is why they were tailored closely to clients’ wishes or to Bach’s own ideas. Taken together - and in contrast to "modern" cantatas - they are conservative in style, and belong to the tradition of vocal polyphony that reached its peak in the 16th century. The choir is backed not by an orchestra but only a simple instrumental accompaniment with basso continuo. To compensate for the missing orchestra, the vocal score is even more complex and finely detailed than usual: the small space is occupied by all kinds of compositional techniques, contrapuntal and concertante, as well as with chorales and double choirs. With exceptionally reduced means, Bach thus created music that was every bit as significant and expressive as that of his much larger works. These motets were the first works to introduce the Bach “Renaissance”, even before the revival of the St Matthew Passion in 1829, and they evince an unbroken performance tradition to this today - also because they were not only composed for church services but for early forms of popular festivities. To this day, for any choir, Bach's motets represent a special artistic and interpretive challenge. On this BR-KLASSIK album, the Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, under its artistic director Howard Arman, sings a selection of Bach’s most well-known motets.