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Bach - Six Motets

Peter Dijkstra

Bach - Six Motets

...considered among Bach's greatest compositions
CCS SA 27108 (Channel Classics)
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Six Motets - Komm, Jesu, komm BWV 229 (1730)

Six Motets - Komm, Jesu, komm BWV 229 (1730)

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor Peter Dijkstra
Band Netherlands Chamber Choir
09:26 Play $3.40
2
Six Motets - Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf BWV 226 (1729)

Six Motets - Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf BWV 226 (1729)

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor Peter Dijkstra
Band Netherlands Chamber Choir
07:57 Play $3.40
3
Six Motets - Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden BWV 230

Six Motets - Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden BWV 230

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor Peter Dijkstra
Band Netherlands Chamber Choir
06:18 Play $3.40
4
Jesu, meine Freude BWV 227 (1723) - Jesu, meine Freude

Jesu, meine Freude BWV 227 (1723) - Jesu, meine Freude

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor Peter Dijkstra
Band Netherlands Chamber Choir
03:58 Play $1.70
5
Jesu, meine Freude BWV 227 (1723) - Unter deinem Schirmen

Jesu, meine Freude BWV 227 (1723) - Unter deinem Schirmen

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor Peter Dijkstra
Band Netherlands Chamber Choir
02:06 Play $1.70
6
Jesu, meine Freude BWV 227 (1723) - Trotz dem alten Drachen

Jesu, meine Freude BWV 227 (1723) - Trotz dem alten Drachen

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor Peter Dijkstra
Band Netherlands Chamber Choir
04:50 Play $1.70
7
Jesu, meine Freude BWV 227 (1723) - Weg mit allen Schätzen

Jesu, meine Freude BWV 227 (1723) - Weg mit allen Schätzen

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor Peter Dijkstra
Band Netherlands Chamber Choir
02:52 Play $1.70
8
Jesu, meine Freude BWV 227 (1723) - Gute nacht

Jesu, meine Freude BWV 227 (1723) - Gute nacht

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor Peter Dijkstra
Band Netherlands Chamber Choir
05:26 Play $3.40
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Jesu, meine Freude BWV 227 (1723) - Weicht, ihr Trauer geister

Jesu, meine Freude BWV 227 (1723) - Weicht, ihr Trauer geister

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor Peter Dijkstra
Band Netherlands Chamber Choir
01:26 Play $1.70
10
Furchte dich nicht BWV 228 (1726)

Furchte dich nicht BWV 228 (1726)

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor Peter Dijkstra
Band Netherlands Chamber Choir
09:07 Play $3.40
11
Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied BWV 225 (1727) - Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied

Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied BWV 225 (1727) - Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor Peter Dijkstra
Band Netherlands Chamber Choir
04:46 Play $1.70
12
Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied BWV 225 (1727) - Wie sich ein Vater erbarmet

Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied BWV 225 (1727) - Wie sich ein Vater erbarmet

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor Peter Dijkstra
Band Netherlands Chamber Choir
04:41 Play $1.70
13
Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied BWV 225 (1727) - Lobet den Hernn

Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied BWV 225 (1727) - Lobet den Hernn

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor Peter Dijkstra
Band Netherlands Chamber Choir
03:31 Play $1.70
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Bach's Six Motets are performed the Netherlands Chamber Choir, conducted by Peter Dijkstra: the much sought after guest of professional choirs across Europe. 

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach

Considered by many to be the supreme composer of the Baroque style, and regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.
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Netherlands Chamber Choir

Netherlands Chamber Choir

The Netherlands Chamber Choir (Nederlands Kamerkoor), founded in 1937, is a full-time and independent professional vocal ensemble which concentrates on a cappella repertoire from the early Middle Ages until the present day.
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Peter Dijkstra

Peter Dijkstra

Internationally renowned Peter Dijkstra is the Principal Guest Conductor of the Nederlands Kamerkoor.
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Our most familiar image of Bach is that of the cantor of the Thomaskirche in Leipzig. For 27 years, Bach was in charge of church music for Sundays and festival music for the four principal churches of Leipzig: the Thomaskirche, the Nicolaikirche, the Peterskirche, and the Neue Kirche. It was here that he composed many of his cantatas, his passions, which have since become famous throughout the musical world... But here he also composed his Six Motets.

These Motets are occasional compositions, composed for one-time events, four of them were for funerals. Only one of the motets can definitely be linked to a particular occasion: Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, which was composed for the funeral of Johann Heinrich Ernesti, the rector of the Leipzig Thomasschule, on 24 October 1729.

The motet Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden is stylistically and formally rather different from the five others, and as a result Bachs authorship of the composition is still in doubt. The jubilant text of Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, in any case, does not suggest a funereal occasion. Bach researchers have suggested two possible occasions for the work: New Years Day 1727, or the birthday of Friedrich August, at that time the Elector of Saxony and King of Poland, on 12 May 1727. In particular, the texts referring to mortality in the central movement might be explained by Friedrich Augusts recent near-fatal illness. The Motet is written for two four-voiced choirs and consists of three movements, comparable to those of an instrumental concerto: the texts of the lively first and third movements are taken from Psalms 149 and 150. Both movements are veritable songs of rejoicing for two choirs. They flank the meditative second movement, like the Adagio of a concerto, organized around the central structure of a sustained chorale melody.

This motet is the composition that made such a deep impression on Mozart during the younger composers visit to the Leipzig Thomaskirche in 1789. The choir had only sung a few measures when Mozart rose from his seat, deeply moved. After a few more measures, he exclaimed "What is this?" Now it seemed as though he were listening with his entire soul! When the piece ended, he cried out, joyfully, "Now this is something that I can learn from!"

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