℗ 2013 Hyperion Records Limited
Released November 3, 2013
Duration 2h 31m 46s
Record Label Hyperion
Genre Classical
 

Bach: Christmas Oratorio

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Stephen Layton

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Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1  
1.1
No. 1, Chorus. Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
8:10
1.2
No. 2, Recit. Es begab sich aber zu der Zeit (Evangelist)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; James Gilchrist; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
1:14
1.3
No. 3, Recit. Nun wird mein liebster Bräutigam
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; Iestyn Davies; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
0:51
1.4
No. 4, Aria. Bereite dich, Zion, mit zärtlichen Trieben
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Iestyn Davies
5:16
1.5
No. 5, Chorale. Wie soll ich dich empfangen
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
1:23
1.6
No. 6, Recit. Und sie gebar ihren ersten Sohn (Evangelist)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; James Gilchrist; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
0:22
1.7
No. 7, Chorale & Recit. Er ist auf Erden kommen arm – Wer will die Liebe recht erhöhn
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Matthew Brook; Stephen Layton
3:03
1.8
No. 8, Aria. Großer Herr, o starker König
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; Matthew Brook; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
4:44
1.9
No. 9, Chorale. Ach mein herzliebes Jesulein
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge; Stephen Layton
1:24
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 2  
1.10
No. 10, Sinfonia
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
5:29
1.11
No. 11, Recit. Und es waren Hirten in derselben Gegend (Evangelist)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; James Gilchrist; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
0:35
1.12
No. 12, Chorale. Brich an, o schönes Morgenlicht
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge; Stephen Layton
1:05
1.13
No. 13, Recit. Und der Engel sprach zu ihnen (Evangelist/Der Engel)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; James Gilchrist; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Katherine Watson
0:42
1.14
No. 14, Recit. Was Gott dem Abraham verheißen
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; Matthew Brook; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
0:49
1.15
No. 15, Aria. Frohe Hirten, eilt, ach eilet
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; James Gilchrist; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
3:26
1.16
No. 16, Recit. Und das habt zum Zeichen (Evangelist)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; James Gilchrist; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
0:22
1.17
No. 17, Chorale. Schaut hin, dort liegt im finstern Stall
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge; Stephen Layton
0:40
1.18
No. 18, Recit. So geht denn hin, ihr Hirten, geht
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; Matthew Brook; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
0:48
1.19
No. 19, Aria. Schlafe, mein Liebster, geniesse der Ruh
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; Iestyn Davies; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
10:47
1.20
No. 20, Recit. Und alsobald war da bei dem Engel (Evangelist)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; James Gilchrist; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
0:11
1.21
No. 21, Chorus. Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge; Stephen Layton
2:44
1.22
No. 22, Recit. So recht, ihr Engel, jauchzt und singet
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; Matthew Brook; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
0:25
1.23
No. 23, Chorale. Wir singen dir in deinem Heer
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge; Stephen Layton
1:27
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 3  
1.24
No. 24, Chorus. Herrscher des Himmels, erhöre das Lallen
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge; Stephen Layton
2:02
1.25
No. 25, Recit. Und da die Engel von ihnen gen Himmel fuhren (Evangelist)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; James Gilchrist; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
0:09
1.26
No. 26, Chorus. Lasset uns nun gehen gen Bethlehem
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge; Stephen Layton
0:46
1.27
No. 27, Recit. Er hat sein Volk getröst
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; Matthew Brook; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
0:43
1.28
No. 28, Chorale. Dies hat er alles uns getan
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; Stephen Layton; The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
0:41
1.29
No. 29, Duet. Herr, dein Mitleid, dein Erbarmen
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; Katherine Watson; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Matthew Brook
7:54
1.30
No. 30, Recit. Und sie kamen eilend (Evangelist)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; James Gilchrist; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
1:07
1.31
No. 31, Aria. Schließe, mein Herze, dies selige Wunder
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; Iestyn Davies; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
5:30
1.32
No. 32, Recit. Ja, ja, mein Herz soll es bewahren
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; Iestyn Davies; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
0:27
1.33
No. 33, Chorale. Ich will dich mit Fleiß bewahren
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge; Stephen Layton
1:06
1.34
No. 34, Recit. Und die Hirten kehrten wieder um (Evangelist)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; James Gilchrist; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
0:20
1.35
No. 35, Chorale. Seid froh dieweil
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Stephen Layton; The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge
0:41
1.36
No. 35a (No. 24), Chorus da capo. Herrscher des Himmels, erhöre das Lallen
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
2:06
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 4  
2.1
No. 36, Chorus. Fallt mit Danken, fallt mit Loben
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; Stephen Layton; The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
6:18
2.2
No. 37, Recit. Und da acht Tage um waren (Evangelist)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; James Gilchrist; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
0:36
2.3
No. 38, Recit & Arioso. Immanuel, o süßes Wort! – Jesu, du mein liebstes Leben
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Matthew Brook
2:41
2.4
No. 39, Aria. Flösst, mein Heiland, flösst dein Namen
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; Katherine Watson; Stephen Layton; Rachel Ambrose Evans; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
5:53
2.5
No. 40, Recit & Chorale. Wohlan, dein Name soll allein – Jesu, meine Freud und Wonne
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Matthew Brook
1:32
2.6
No. 41, Aria. Ich will nur dir zu Ehren leben
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; James Gilchrist; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
4:45
2.7
No. 42, Chorale. Jesus richte mein Beginnen
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
1:59
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 5  
2.8
No. 43, Chorus. Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
6:41
2.9
No. 44, Recit. Da Jesus geboren war zu Bethlehem (Evangelist)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; James Gilchrist; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
0:22
2.10
No. 45, Chorus with Recit. Wo ist der neugeborne König der Jüden?
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Iestyn Davies
2:09
2.11
No. 46, Chorale. Dein Glanz all Finsternis verzehrt
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
0:53
2.12
No. 47, Aria. Erleucht auch meine finstre Sinnen
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Matthew Brook; Stephen Layton
4:36
2.13
No. 48, Recit. Da das der König Herodes hörte (Evangelist)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; James Gilchrist; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
0:13
2.14
No. 49, Recit. Warum wollt ihr erschrecken?
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; Iestyn Davies; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
0:33
2.15
No. 50, Recit. Und ließ versammlen alle Hohepriester (Evangelist)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; James Gilchrist; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
1:35
2.16
No. 51, Trio. Ach, wenn wird die Zeit erscheinen?
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; Iestyn Davies; James Gilchrist; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Katherine Watson
5:46
2.17
No. 52, Recit. Mein Liebster herrschet schon
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; Iestyn Davies; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
0:30
2.18
No. 53, Chorale. Zwar ist solche Herzensstube
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge; Stephen Layton
1:08
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 6  
2.19
No. 54, Chorus. Herr, wenn die stolzen Feinde schnauben
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
5:23
2.20
No. 55, Recit. Da berief Herodes die Weisen heimlich (Evangelist/Herodes)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; James Gilchrist; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Matthew Brook
0:44
2.21
No. 56, Recit. Du Falscher, suche nur den Herrn zu fällen
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; Katherine Watson; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
0:50
2.22
No. 57, Aria. Nur ein Wink von seinen Händen
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; Katherine Watson; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
4:05
2.23
No. 58, Recit. Als sie nun den König gehöret hatten (Evangelist)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; James Gilchrist; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
1:10
2.24
No. 59, Chorale. Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
1:17
2.25
No. 60, Recit. Und Gott befahl ihnen im Traum (Evangelist)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; James Gilchrist; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
0:23
2.26
No. 61, Recit. So geht! Genug, mein Schatz geht nicht von hier
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; James Gilchrist; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
1:46
2.27
No. 62, Aria. Nun mögt ihr stolzen Feinde schrecken
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; James Gilchrist; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
4:29
2.28
No. 63, Recit. Was will der Höllen Schrecken nun?
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; Stephen Layton; Iestyn Davies; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Katherine Watson; Matthew Brook; James Gilchrist
0:43
2.29
No. 64, Chorale. Nun seid ihr wohl gerochen
Johann Sebastian Bach; Anonymous; The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge; Stephen Layton; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
3:17
Digital Booklet
"The soloist line-up is in general superior both technically and interpretatively, especially the ever-incisive James Gilchrist … the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment sounds thoroughly at home and Stephen Layton conducts with care and expertise." - Gramophone Stephen Layton and the combined forces of Trinity College Choir Cambridge, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and an impressive line-up of soloists present a joyous rendition of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. This six-part masterpiece covers the events of the nativity to Epiphany and beautifully evokes the pastoral atmosphere of the Gospels which is such an important part of the Christmas liturgy. James Gilchrist has become one of the most admired Evangelists performing today, his limpid, flexible tone and great musicianship bringing the stories thrillingly to life.
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1.1
No. 1, Chorus. Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage
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1.2
No. 2, Recit. Es begab sich aber zu der Zeit (Evangelist)
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1.3
No. 3, Recit. Nun wird mein liebster Bräutigam
-0.58-20.67-17.211
1.4
No. 4, Aria. Bereite dich, Zion, mit zärtlichen Trieben
-0.87-23.51-20.715
1.5
No. 5, Chorale. Wie soll ich dich empfangen
-5.81-23.97-20.911
1.6
No. 6, Recit. Und sie gebar ihren ersten Sohn (Evangelist)
-9.73-28.13-25.69
1.7
No. 7, Chorale & Recit. Er ist auf Erden kommen arm – Wer will die Liebe recht erhöhn
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1.8
No. 8, Aria. Großer Herr, o starker König
-0.30-20.05-16.914
1.9
No. 9, Chorale. Ach mein herzliebes Jesulein
-0.46-19.96-16.811
1.10
No. 10, Sinfonia
-3.51-23.00-20.312
1.11
No. 11, Recit. Und es waren Hirten in derselben Gegend (Evangelist)
-3.66-26.01-22.512
1.12
No. 12, Chorale. Brich an, o schönes Morgenlicht
-0.30-21.26-17.712
1.13
No. 13, Recit. Und der Engel sprach zu ihnen (Evangelist/Der Engel)
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1.14
No. 14, Recit. Was Gott dem Abraham verheißen
-2.43-22.43-19.014
1.15
No. 15, Aria. Frohe Hirten, eilt, ach eilet
-1.97-24.36-21.415
1.16
No. 16, Recit. Und das habt zum Zeichen (Evangelist)
-12.49-31.86-28.912
1.17
No. 17, Chorale. Schaut hin, dort liegt im finstern Stall
-7.67-25.08-22.011
1.18
No. 18, Recit. So geht denn hin, ihr Hirten, geht
-5.44-24.20-21.412
1.19
No. 19, Aria. Schlafe, mein Liebster, geniesse der Ruh
-0.30-22.36-19.515
1.20
No. 20, Recit. Und alsobald war da bei dem Engel (Evangelist)
-3.23-23.52-19.913
1.21
No. 21, Chorus. Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe
-0.30-19.67-16.813
1.22
No. 22, Recit. So recht, ihr Engel, jauchzt und singet
-2.61-23.67-20.315
1.23
No. 23, Chorale. Wir singen dir in deinem Heer
-0.89-21.89-18.312
1.24
No. 24, Chorus. Herrscher des Himmels, erhöre das Lallen
-0.35-18.03-14.812
1.25
No. 25, Recit. Und da die Engel von ihnen gen Himmel fuhren (Evangelist)
-13.81-29.48-26.911
1.26
No. 26, Chorus. Lasset uns nun gehen gen Bethlehem
-2.21-20.04-17.111
1.27
No. 27, Recit. Er hat sein Volk getröst
-5.10-24.02-20.812
1.28
No. 28, Chorale. Dies hat er alles uns getan
-0.32-20.95-17.611
1.29
No. 29, Duet. Herr, dein Mitleid, dein Erbarmen
-0.30-22.89-20.015
1.30
No. 30, Recit. Und sie kamen eilend (Evangelist)
-8.55-28.68-25.513
1.31
No. 31, Aria. Schließe, mein Herze, dies selige Wunder
-1.17-22.90-19.914
1.32
No. 32, Recit. Ja, ja, mein Herz soll es bewahren
-2.26-22.14-18.711
1.33
No. 33, Chorale. Ich will dich mit Fleiß bewahren
-1.05-23.50-20.112
1.34
No. 34, Recit. Und die Hirten kehrten wieder um (Evangelist)
-3.50-24.78-21.314
1.35
No. 35, Chorale. Seid froh dieweil
-5.20-22.07-18.911
1.36
No. 35a (No. 24), Chorus da capo. Herrscher des Himmels, erhöre das Lallen
-0.30-18.58-15.212
2.1
No. 36, Chorus. Fallt mit Danken, fallt mit Loben
-0.38-21.40-18.414
2.2
No. 37, Recit. Und da acht Tage um waren (Evangelist)
-11.34-29.03-25.99
2.3
No. 38, Recit & Arioso. Immanuel, o süßes Wort! – Jesu, du mein liebstes Leben
-2.86-24.01-21.213
2.4
No. 39, Aria. Flösst, mein Heiland, flösst dein Namen
-0.30-22.33-18.715
2.5
No. 40, Recit & Chorale. Wohlan, dein Name soll allein – Jesu, meine Freud und Wonne
-0.93-21.11-18.111
2.6
No. 41, Aria. Ich will nur dir zu Ehren leben
-1.44-25.13-21.914
2.7
No. 42, Chorale. Jesus richte mein Beginnen
-3.02-23.70-20.812
2.8
No. 43, Chorus. Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen
-0.30-21.65-18.814
2.9
No. 44, Recit. Da Jesus geboren war zu Bethlehem (Evangelist)
-11.36-28.35-25.512
2.10
No. 45, Chorus with Recit. Wo ist der neugeborne König der Jüden?
-2.58-22.28-19.312
2.11
No. 46, Chorale. Dein Glanz all Finsternis verzehrt
-5.78-23.33-20.012
2.12
No. 47, Aria. Erleucht auch meine finstre Sinnen
-2.28-23.56-20.713
2.13
No. 48, Recit. Da das der König Herodes hörte (Evangelist)
-3.84-23.56-19.711
2.14
No. 49, Recit. Warum wollt ihr erschrecken?
-0.31-21.50-18.711
2.15
No. 50, Recit. Und ließ versammlen alle Hohepriester (Evangelist)
-6.84-27.63-24.813
2.16
No. 51, Trio. Ach, wenn wird die Zeit erscheinen?
-0.71-22.98-19.914
2.17
No. 52, Recit. Mein Liebster herrschet schon
-1.10-22.54-19.111
2.18
No. 53, Chorale. Zwar ist solche Herzensstube
-6.08-24.98-21.712
2.19
No. 54, Chorus. Herr, wenn die stolzen Feinde schnauben
-0.30-19.07-15.913
2.20
No. 55, Recit. Da berief Herodes die Weisen heimlich (Evangelist/Herodes)
-7.37-28.46-25.114
2.21
No. 56, Recit. Du Falscher, suche nur den Herrn zu fällen
-2.13-22.14-19.113
2.22
No. 57, Aria. Nur ein Wink von seinen Händen
-0.30-22.58-19.615
2.23
No. 58, Recit. Als sie nun den König gehöret hatten (Evangelist)
-3.83-27.68-24.215
2.24
No. 59, Chorale. Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier
-9.81-29.79-26.811
2.25
No. 60, Recit. Und Gott befahl ihnen im Traum (Evangelist)
-9.99-27.89-25.011
2.26
No. 61, Recit. So geht! Genug, mein Schatz geht nicht von hier
-5.24-26.56-23.414
2.27
No. 62, Aria. Nun mögt ihr stolzen Feinde schrecken
-0.77-22.21-19.214
2.28
No. 63, Recit. Was will der Höllen Schrecken nun?
-2.02-20.89-17.911
2.29
No. 64, Chorale. Nun seid ihr wohl gerochen
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