Dunedin Consort - J.S. Bach: Magnificat - The Herald Scotland
Hard to imagine a classier Christmas album. John Butt has reconstructed Bach's original Christmas Vespers, written for Leipzig in December 1723 to include organ music, congregational hymns, the Christmas Cantata 63 and the towering Magnificat. The Dunedins play and sing with the same style, exuberance and authority they've brought to live performances over the past year (which is to say: a lot).