J.S. Bach: Easter and Ascension Oratorios

J.S. Bach: Easter and Ascension Oratorios

J.S. Bach: Easter and Ascension Oratorios
Label(s)
Genre(s)
Classical
Code
BKD 373
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Booklet available for download
  • Easter Oratorio, BWV. 249: I. Sinfonia
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) Matthew Halls Retrospect Ensemble

    Easter Oratorio, BWV. 249: I. Sinfonia

    03:53
    $2.40
  • Easter Oratorio, BWV. 249: II. Adagio
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) Matthew Halls Retrospect Ensemble

    Easter Oratorio, BWV. 249: II. Adagio

    03:39
    $2.40
  • Easter Oratorio, BWV. 249: III. Chorus & Duetto. Kommt, eilet und laufet
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) Matthew Halls Retrospect Ensemble

    Easter Oratorio, BWV. 249: III. Chorus & Duetto. Kommt, eilet und laufet

    04:41
    $2.40
  • Easter Oratorio, BWV. 249: IV. Recitativo. O kalter Manner Sinn
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) Matthew Halls Retrospect Ensemble

    Easter Oratorio, BWV. 249: IV. Recitativo. O kalter Manner Sinn

    00:52
    $2.40
  • Easter Oratorio, BWV. 249: V. Aria. Seele, deine Spezereien
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) Matthew Halls Retrospect Ensemble

    Easter Oratorio, BWV. 249: V. Aria. Seele, deine Spezereien

    10:49
    $7.20
  • Easter Oratorio, BWV. 249: VI. Recitativo. Hier ist die Gruft
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) Matthew Halls Retrospect Ensemble

    Easter Oratorio, BWV. 249: VI. Recitativo. Hier ist die Gruft

    00:37
    $2.40
  • Easter Oratorio, BWV. 249: VII. Aria. Sanfte soll mein Todeskummer
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) Matthew Halls Retrospect Ensemble

    Easter Oratorio, BWV. 249: VII. Aria. Sanfte soll mein Todeskummer

    07:15
    $4.80
  • Easter Oratorio, BWV. 249: VIII. Recitativo. Indessen seufzen wir
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) Matthew Halls Retrospect Ensemble

    Easter Oratorio, BWV. 249: VIII. Recitativo. Indessen seufzen wir

    00:51
    $2.40
  • Easter Oratorio, BWV. 249: IX. Aria. Saget, saget mir geschwinde
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) Matthew Halls Retrospect Ensemble

    Easter Oratorio, BWV. 249: IX. Aria. Saget, saget mir geschwinde

    05:40
    $4.80
  • Easter Oratorio, BWV. 249: X. Recitativo. Wir sind erfreuet
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) Matthew Halls Retrospect Ensemble

    Easter Oratorio, BWV. 249: X. Recitativo. Wir sind erfreuet

    00:33
    $2.40
  • Easter Oratorio, BWV. 249: XI. Chorus. Preis und Dank
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) Matthew Halls Retrospect Ensemble

    Easter Oratorio, BWV. 249: XI. Chorus. Preis und Dank

    02:27
    $2.40
  • Ascension Oratorio, BWV. 11: I. Chorus. Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) Matthew Halls Retrospect Ensemble

    Ascension Oratorio, BWV. 11: I. Chorus. Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen

    04:31
    $2.40
  • Ascension Oratorio, BWV. 11: II. Evangelist. Der Herr Jesus hub seine Hande auf
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) Matthew Halls Retrospect Ensemble

    Ascension Oratorio, BWV. 11: II. Evangelist. Der Herr Jesus hub seine Hande auf

    00:26
    $2.40
  • Ascension Oratorio, BWV. 11: III. Recitativo. Ach, Jesu, ist dein Abschied schon so nah?
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) Matthew Halls Retrospect Ensemble

    Ascension Oratorio, BWV. 11: III. Recitativo. Ach, Jesu, ist dein Abschied schon so nah?

    01:07
    $2.40
  • Ascension Oratorio, BWV. 11: IV. Aria. Ach, bleibe doch, mein liebstes Leben
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) Matthew Halls Retrospect Ensemble

    Ascension Oratorio, BWV. 11: IV. Aria. Ach, bleibe doch, mein liebstes Leben

    08:12
    $4.80
  • Ascension Oratorio, BWV. 11: V. Evangelist. Und ward aufgehoben zusehends
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) Matthew Halls Retrospect Ensemble

    Ascension Oratorio, BWV. 11: V. Evangelist. Und ward aufgehoben zusehends

    00:28
    $2.40
  • Ascension Oratorio, BWV. 11: VI. Chorale. Nun lieget alles unter dir
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) Matthew Halls Retrospect Ensemble

    Ascension Oratorio, BWV. 11: VI. Chorale. Nun lieget alles unter dir

    01:15
    $2.40
  • Ascension Oratorio, BWV. 11: VII. Evangelist. Und da sie ihm nachsahen gen Himmel fahren
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) Matthew Halls Retrospect Ensemble

    Ascension Oratorio, BWV. 11: VII. Evangelist. Und da sie ihm nachsahen gen Himmel fahren

    00:56
    $2.40
  • Ascension Oratorio, BWV. 11: VIII. Recitativo. Ach ja! So komme bald zuruck
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) Matthew Halls Retrospect Ensemble

    Ascension Oratorio, BWV. 11: VIII. Recitativo. Ach ja! So komme bald zuruck

    00:34
    $2.40
  • Ascension Oratorio, BWV. 11: IX. Evangelist. Sie aber beteten ihn an
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) Matthew Halls Retrospect Ensemble

    Ascension Oratorio, BWV. 11: IX. Evangelist. Sie aber beteten ihn an

    00:39
    $2.40
  • Ascension Oratorio, BWV. 11: X. Aria. Jesu, deine Gnadenblicke
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) Matthew Halls Retrospect Ensemble

    Ascension Oratorio, BWV. 11: X. Aria. Jesu, deine Gnadenblicke

    06:56
    $4.80
  • Ascension Oratorio, BWV. 11: XI. Chorale. Wenn soll es doch geschehen
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) Matthew Halls Retrospect Ensemble

    Ascension Oratorio, BWV. 11: XI. Chorale. Wenn soll es doch geschehen

    04:01
    $2.40

Total running time: 70 minutes.

Album information

Featuring Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Iestyn Davies (countertenor), James Gilchrist (tenor), Peter Harvey (bass) this is a spectacular performance of Bach's choral music led by Matthew Halls.

This, the second release of the highly anticipated Retrospect Ensemble series, features the Easter Oratorio, one of Bach's best-known oratorios and a monumental work, as well as the Ascension Oratorio. Retrospect Ensemble employs large-scale forces for this recording including four-part choir and orchestra (including timpani). This dynamic recording highlights the skill and brilliance of Bach's writing through the inspired story telling of its star soloists and the passion of the Ensemble.

The Oratorio is a unique genre which is known for its enormous structure and epic tales, often including biblical references. The Easter Oratorio and the Ascension Oratorio featured here, tell stories through four characters: Mary Mother of James, Mary Magdalene, Peter and John, which celebrates the death and resurrection of Jesus at Easter.