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Bach ' A STRONGHOLD SURE'

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(Cantata No. 80)
Margaret Field-Hyde (soprano)
Grace Bodey (contralto)
Ronald Bristol (tenor)
Cuthbert Ford (baritone)
BBC Midland Chorus
BBC Midland Orchestra
Conductor, James Denny
From Birmingham Cathedral
Luther's well-known hymn. which appears in our hymn books as ' A Stronghold Sure,' was the musical focal point in the principal Service of the Reformation Festival of the Lutheran Church. In Bach's day this festival fell on October 31. Though originally Bach had incorporated only part of this hymn into a cantata (for the third Sunday in Lent), in 1730 he set the remainder of the verses, so making the work suitable for performance at the annual celebrations of the Reformation.

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Soprano: Margaret Field-Hyde
Contralto: Grace Bodey
Tenor: Ronald Bristol
Baritone: Cuthbert Ford
Conductor: James Denny

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