John Rutter

The Johann Sebastian Bach Collection

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Third in the critically acclaimed series from American Gramaphone, The Bach Collection continues with the tradition of focusing on the great composers. The 15 pieces included are Rutter's personal favorites. Ten of these were written purely for instruments, and the other five are from the great wealth of Bach's vocal music, with voice parts transcribed for instruments, a practice Bach himself happily followed on occasion. You will hear cantatas, suites, concertos and airs, with an emphasis on music which dances, pulsates with life and has a profoundly joyful sense of humanity.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Cantata No. 29, "Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir," BWV 29 (BC B8)
1 3:22 Amazon
Cantata No. 170, "Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust," BWV 170 (BC A106)
2 6:31 Amazon
3 2:58 Amazon
4 2:23 Amazon
5 2:20 Amazon
Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 2 in E major, BWV 1053
6 7:35 Amazon
Cantata No. 156, "Ich steh mit einem Fuss im Grabe," BWV 156 (BC A38)
7 2:29 Amazon
Cantata No. 208, "Was mir behagt," (Hunt Cantata), BWV 208 (BC G1, G3)
8 4:35 Amazon
Cantata No. 140, "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme," BWV 140 (BC A166)
9 3:57 Amazon
Cantata No. 106, "Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit," ("Actus Tragicus"), BWV 106 (BC B18)
10 2:30 Amazon
Herzliebster Jesu, was hast du verbrochen (I), chorale prelude for organ (Neumeister Chorale No. 4), BWV 1093 (BC K164)
11 4:28 Amazon
12 5:04 Amazon
Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), in six parts, BWV 248 (BC D7)
13 5:32 Amazon
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068
3:48 Amazon
15 1:12 Amazon
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