Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Bach: Christmas Oratorio - René Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin, Berlin RIAS Chamber Choir on AllMusic - 1997 I. Christmas and music seem to belong together. Bach: Christmas Oratorio WEIHNACHTS-ORATORIUM, BWV 248. One of the festive season's most established classics, Bach's Christmas Oratorio describes the nativity, the adoration of the shepherds and, slightly less festively, the circumcision and naming of Jesus. Jonathan Freeman-Attwood Wednesday, December 10, 2014 Jonathan Freeman-Attwood listens to 65 years’ worth of recordings. Addeddate 2013-09-12 06:16:59 External_metadata_update 2019-04-11T22:47:49Z Identifier ChristmasOratorioBWV248 Scanner Internet Archive HTML5 Uploader 1.4.1. The Christmas Oratorio was written in 1723 and 1724 and first performed in its entirety in the Christmas season of 1734-1735. 20 images. Recit. From Christmas Day to Epiphany in the 18th century, the town of Leipzig celebrated the birth of Jesus and the events surrounding it not with a single feast day, but with a "season"—six special commemorations occurring between Christmas Day and the Feast of the Epiphany; the birth of Jesus (December 25), … At this time, Bach was in Leipzig. Christmas Oratorio II 1 (10). Stream songs including "Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 - Christmas Day: I. The Christmas Oratorio makes great and frequent use of chorales. Bach's Christmas Oratorio – which recording is best? Elizabeth Wimmer (soprano), Elvira Bill (alto), Andreas Post (tenor), Dominic Grosse (bass), Stuttgarter Hymnus-Chorknaben, Handel's Company, Rainer Johannes Homburg Listen to Bach: Christmas Oratorio by Combattimento Consort Amsterdam, Capella Amsterdam & Jan Willem de Vriend on Apple Music. "Jauchzet, Frohlocket, Auf, Preiset Die Tage", (Chorus)", "Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 - Christmas Day: II. See the full gallery: The 20 best pieces of classical Christmas music. Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Oratorio Bwv 248. Topics Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Johann Sebastian Bach. In fact, of the 64 movements across the six cantatas, 14 are chorales. MDG: MDG9022183. The "Christmas Oratorio" was written by Bach in 1734, the subject being taken from texts in Luke and Matthew pertaining to the Nativity. Bach - Christmas Oratorio. Register now to continue reading Thank you for visiting Gramophone and making use of our archive of more than 50,000 expert reviews, features, awards and blog articles. Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, and the Christmas sections from Handel’s Messiah are an integral part of the public and private soundscapes between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. They belong to the feast like roasted chestnuts and peppermint sticks. Find release reviews and credits for Bach: Christmas Oratorio - John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir on AllMusic - Buy 2 SACDs online. It is not an oratorio in the modern sense; but the justification of its appellation as such is to be found in Bach's own title, "Oratorium tempore nativitatis Christi." Sinfonia 2 (11). Program Notes J.S. Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248. (T) Evangelist And there were shepherds in that very region in the field nearby their sheepfolds, who kept their watch by night over their flocks. Weihnachts-Oratorium (Christmas Oratorio), BWV 248.