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Verbum caro factum est - a Christmas Greeting

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Louis-Claude Daquin
Felix Mendelssohn (-Bartholdy)
Samuel Scheidt
Traditional
Performer Bach Collegium Japan Chorus
Masato Suzuki
Masaaki Suzuki, conductor
Period Medieval
Romantic
Baroque
Catalogue Number BIS-2291 SACD
EAN 7318599922911
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Oct 2018
Total time 68'21



Bach Collegium Japan and Masaaki Suzuki have sung of the wonders of Christmas a number of times, in Bach’s cantatas and Christmas Oratorio as well as in Handel’s Messiah. Here, instead, we hear the choir a cappella in a selection of classic Christmas carols. Masato Suzuki, son of the ensemble’s founder and director, has selected some of the best-loved songs of Christmas, such as Adeste fideles and Silent Night, as well as less familiar hymns, arranging them especially for&&& these singers. A consummate organist, he also performs a number of Louis-Claude Daquin’s noëls variés – keyboard variations on Christmas songs which became a highly popular genre in 18th-century France.
 
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  Piae Cantiones Trad.
01 Verbum caro factum est 1'01
 
 
  Louis-Claude Daquin
  from Nouveau livre de Noëls pour l’orgue et le clavecin (1757) 32'23
02 I. Noël (organ solo) 3'45
 
 
  Traditional
03 Let all mortal flesh keep silence 3'20
 
 
  Louis-Claude Daquin
  from Nouveau livre de Noëls pour l’orgue et le clavecin (1757) 32'23
04 II. Noël (organ solo) 4'17
 
 
  Johann Sebastian Bach
05 Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier 2'32
 
 
  Louis-Claude Daquin
  from Nouveau livre de Noëls pour l’orgue et le clavecin (1757) 32'23
06 III. Noël (organ solo) 6'13
 
 
  Franz Xaver Gruber
07 Silent Night 3'19
 
 
  Anon.
08 In dulci jubilo 1'36
 
 
  Traditional
09 The First Noel 4'01
 
 
  Felix Mendelssohn (-Bartholdy)
10 Hark! The herald angels sing  4'42
 
 
  Anon.
11 Adeste fideles 2'28
 
 
  William James Kirkpatrick, Richard S. Willis,  Traditional
12 Three Carols (Away in a manger; It came upon...; Ding, Dong!...) 3'58
 
 
  Louis-Claude Daquin
  from Nouveau livre de Noëls pour l’orgue et le clavecin (1757) 32'23
13 VI. Noël (organ solo) 4'54
14 VII. Noël (organ solo) 3'59
 
 
  Samuel Scheidt
15 O Jesulein süß! O Jesulein mild! 2'53
 
 
  Louis-Claude Daquin
  from Nouveau livre de Noëls pour l’orgue et le clavecin (1757) 32'23
16 X. Noël (organ solo) 5'14
 
 
  Traditional
17 Veni, veni, Emmanuel  4'10
 
 
  Louis-Claude Daquin
  from Nouveau livre de Noëls pour l’orgue et le clavecin (1757) 32'23
18 XII. Noël Suisse (organ solo) 4'01
 
 
  Anon.
19 Verbum caro factum est (trio version) 1'46
 
  Album total 68'21
ComposerAnon.
Bach, Johann Sebastian
Daquin, Louis-Claude
Gruber, Franz Xaver
Kirkpatrick, William James
Mendelssohn (-Bartholdy), Felix
Scheidt, Samuel
Trad., Piae Cantiones
Traditional
Willis, Richard S.
ChoirBach Collegium Japan Chorus
ConductorSuzuki, Masaaki
SoloistMatsui, Aki
OrganSuzuki, Masato
LyricistAnon.
Gerhardt, Paul
Liturgical
Mohr, Josef
Sears, Edmund
Seuse, Heinrich
Thilo, Valentin
Wesley, Charles
Woodward, George Ratcliffe
SopranoMatsui, Aki
Counter-tenorAoki, Hiroya
BassKaku, Toru

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