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Bach: Christmas Oratorio


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The six cantatas which comprise the oratorio (bwv 248) are interspersed with readings from ROLAND H. BAINTON 'S translation of sermons given by Martin Luther during the Christmas period. The reader is THE VERY REV MICHAEL MAYNE, Dean of Westminister.
1: Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf preiset die Tage ...
2: Und es waren Hirten in derselben Gegend ...
3: Herrscher des Himmels, erhore das Lallen ...
4: Fallt mit Danken, fallt mit Loben ...
5: Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen ... 6: Herr, wenn die stolzen Feinde schnauben....
PAUL ESSWOOD (counter-tenor) KURT EQUILUZ (tenor)


Unknown: Roland H. Bainton
Unknown: Martin Luther
Unknown: Michael Mayne,
Soprano: Paul Esswood
Tenor: Kurt Equiluz
Bass: Siegmund Nimsgern
Unknown: Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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Bach: Christmas Oratorio

BBC Radio 3, 28 December 1986 14.00

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