Bach Motets

Solomon's Knot

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Format: 2CD

Cat No: PROSP0073

Release Date:  08 September 2023

Label:  Prospero Classical

Packaging Type:  Digipak

No of Units:  2

Barcode:  4262353970324

Genres:  Classical  Baroque  

  • Description

    Bach's motets are monoliths of the Baroque and place great artistic and technical demands on their interpreters: so they are in good hands with the Solomon's Knot ensemble under Jonathan Sells. The recording contains all the motets of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), placed here in the context of the music of the previous generation of the Bach dynasty that shaped him.

    "This is the first of a series of location-specific Solomon's Knot recording projects. We chose Arnstadt's inspirational Bachkirche for these works, not only for its wonderful acoustic, but also as a place which connects the two Bachs: Johann Christoph was born in Arnstadt, and Johann Sebastian's first job as an organist was at the church, which came to be named after him."

    - Solomon's Knot

    "the vocal declamation is full of character and the continuo support where called for of Jan Zahourek (violone) and Pawl Siwczak is stylish" – BBC Music Magazine (4 STARS)

    "Although each motet has its own distinct character, the cumulative effect has been to create a glorious epitome of Baroque choral polyphony […]. Magical! Solomon's Knot are to be congratulated on their refreshing advocacy. A highly rewarding venture." – Gramophone

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. J.S. Bach: Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229: I. Komm, Jesu, komm
      • 2. II.Drum schlieb ich mich in deine Hande
      • 3. J.C. Bach: Lieber Herr Gott, wecke uns auf
      • 4. J.S. Bach: Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, BWV 226: I. Der Geist hilft
      • 5. II.Der aber die Herzen forschet
      • 6. III.Du heilige Brunst
      • 7. J.C. Bach: Der Gerechte, ob er gleich zu zeitlich stirbt
      • 8. J.S. Bach: Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227: I. Jesu, meine Freude
      • 9. II. Es ist nun nichts Verdammliches
      • 10. III. Unter deinem Schirmen
      • 11. IV. Denn das Gesetz
      • 12. V.Trotz dem alten Drachen
      • 13. VI. Ihr aber seid nicht fleischlich
      • 14. VII. Weg mit allen Schatzen
      • 15. VIII. So aber Christus in euch ist
      • 16. IX. Gute Nacht, o Wesen
      • 17. X. So nun der Geist...in euch wohnet
      • 18. XI. Weicht, ihr Trauergeister

      Disc 2

      • 1. J.S. Bach: Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, BWV 230
      • 2. J.C. Bach: Furchte dich nicht
      • 3. J.S. Bach: Furchte dich nicht, ich bin bei dir, BWV 228
      • 4. J.C. Bach: Herr, nun lassest du deinen Diener in Friede fahren
      • 5. J.S. Bach: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225: I. Singet dem Herrn
      • 6. II. Wie sich ein Vat'r erbarmet / Gott, nimm dich ferner unser an
      • 7. III.Lobet den Herrn in seinen Taten

      Disc 3

      • 8. J.C. Bach: Ich lasse dich nicht, du segnest mich denn BWV 1164