JS Bach - Easter Oratorio

SDG 719  |  1 CD (19 tracks)

Hannah Morrison/ Meg Bragle/ Nicholas Mulroy/ Peter Harvey
The Monteverdi Choir
The English Baroque Soloists
John Eliot Gardiner

Recorded in London,
June 2013

"The performances on this disc are a rare combination of impeccable performance and infectious enthusiasm – San Francisco" - Classical Voice

“Performed with clarity, beauty and precision, as you would expect” – Classic FM

“The opening is particularly magnificent - the Monteverdi Choir’s lines interlacing with the beatific nobility of the English Baroque Soloists’ high trumpets to create a truly joyous sound” – The Independent

Following their acclaimed release of Bach's Ascension Oratorio, the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists have recorded the Easter Oratorio BWV 249, one of Bach's less-performed choral works. The Easter Oratorio was composed originally as a simple cantata, and was later revised into a more polished piece, with a meditative emphasis and underlying narrative flavour. The work is paired with Bach's Actus tragicus BWV 106.

The album is packaged in our usual casebook packaging and contains a 28 pages booklet with notes by John Eliot Gardiner and texts in German, English and French.

Free standard delivery worldwide
(Courier delivery options available)

Download all tracks instantly

CD album £12.99

Download CD booklet (PDF)

Download CD booklet
mp3 album
(Quality: 320 kbps)

FLAC album

Unsure whether to choose mp3 or FLAC? Please read our FAQ before downloading.

Please scroll down to listen to sample of each track (samples are mp3 files - 192kbps)

Tracks in the album:

Part 1
Track Title Duration Downloads
01 1. Sonatina 2:38
02 2a. Coro Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit 1:34
03 2b. Arioso: Tenor Ach, Herr, lehre uns bedenken 2:13
04 2c. Aria: Bass Bestelle dein Haus 1:02
05 2d. Coro ed Arioso: Sopran Es ist der alte Bund 3:33
06 3a. Aria: Alt In deine Hände befehl ich meinen Geist 1:52
07 3b. Arioso: Bass con Choral: Alt Heute wirst du mit mir im Paradies sein 3:45
08 4. Coro (Choral) Glorie, Lob, Ehr und Herrlichkeit 2:28
ACTUS TRAGICUS Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit BWV 106

Part 2
Track Title Duration Downloads
09 1. Sinfonia 3:46
10 2. Adagio 3:52
11 3. Coro Kommt, eilet und laufet 4:31
12 4. Recitativo: Alt, Sopran, Tenor, Bass O kalter Männer Sinn! 0:58
13 5. Aria: Sopran Seele, deine Spezereien 10:55
14 6. Recitativo: Tenor, Bass, Alt Hier ist die Gruft 0:44
15 7. Aria: Tenor Sanfte soll mein Todeskummer 7:09
16 8. Recitativo: Sopran, Alt Indessen seufzen wir 0:58
17 9. Aria: Alt Saget, saget mir geschwinde 5:28
18 10. Recitativo: Bass Wir sind erfreut 0:35
19 11. Coro Preis und Dank 2:12