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Bach Easter Oratorio

SDG 719 | 1 CD (19 tracks)

Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists
John Eliot Gardiner

Soloists
Hannah Morrison
Meg Bragle
Nicholas Mulroy
Peter Harvey

Following their acclaimed release of Bach’s Ascension Oratorio, the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists have recorded the Easter Oratorio BWV 249, one of Bach’s less-performed choral works. The Easter Oratorio was composed originally as a simple cantata, and was later revised into a more polished piece, with a meditative emphasis and underlying narrative flavour. The work is paired with Bach’s Actus tragicus BWV 106.

The album is packaged in our usual casebook packaging and contains a 28 pages booklet with notes by John Eliot Gardiner and texts in German, English and French.

Recorded in London, June 2013

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