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CD:
Stay, ye angels – Gaechinger Cantorey, Rademann

Author: Accentus Music

In time for Easter, Accentus releases its new CD with the Gaechinger Cantorey and Hans-Christoph Rademann recorded at St. Wenzel Naumburg.

  • ACC30466 Front Cover | Copyright: © Accentus Music

    ACC30466 Front Cover © Accentus Music

  • Gaechinger Cantorey | Copyright: © Holger Schneider

    Gaechinger Cantorey © Holger Schneider

  • Hans-Christoph Rademann | Copyright: © Holger Schneider

    Hans-Christoph Rademann © Holger Schneider

Two cantatas written by Johann Sebastian Bach for Michaelmas in 1726 and 1728/29 respectively build the framework of this recording. They tell of the Archangel Michael‘s victory over Satan. At the center of the cantata „Es erhub sich ein Streit“ is the tenor aria „Bleibt, ihr Engel“ (Stay, ye angels), which gives this recording its name.

Embedded in these two magnificent, dramatic works with timpani and trumpets are two more intimate cantatas that sing the song of peace. In the introductory Sinfonia and the two alto arias of „Gott soll allein mein Herze haben“, the organ is highlighted as a virtuoso solo instrument - perfect for the Hildebrandt organ of St. Wenzel in Naumburg, which lends a special color to this recording. The final chorale contains a message that can also be found in the subsequent solo cantata „Friede sei mit Dir“ and can be regarded as a statement of the entire programme: „So that we love one another from our hearts and remain with one mind in peace“.

Recorded at the Stadtkirche Sankt Wenzel, Naumburg, in September 2018

Stay, ye angels
J. S. Bach Cantatas Es erhub sich ein Streit, BWV 19
Gott soll allein mein Herze haben, BWV 169
Der Friede sei mit dir, BWV 158
Man singt mit Freuden vom Sieg, BWV 149

Gaechinger Cantorey
Hans-Christoph Rademann

Lenneke Ruiten, soprano
Anke Vondung, alto
Benedikt Kristjánsson, tenor
Peter Harvey, bass
David Franke, organ

ACC30466 – CD
EAN: 4260234831863
Release Date: April 19, 2019
Available worldwide

Production Company Accentus Music GmbH
Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra / Band Gaechinger Cantorey
Choir Gaechinger Cantorey
Soloist Lenneke Ruiten, Anke Vondung, Benedikt Kristjánsson, Peter Harvey
Conductor Hans-Christoph Rademann

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