Christmas Cantatas

JOHANN HEINRICH STÖLZEL (1690-1749): Kündlich groß ist das gottselige Geheimnis, CHRISTOPH FÖRSTER (1693-1745): Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe, GOTTFRIED HOMILIUS (1715-1785): Erhöhet die Tore der Welt, JOHANN HEINRICH ROLLE (1716-1785): Siehe, Finsternis bedecket das Erdenreich, Jauchze, du Tochter Zion.

Catalogue Number: 02S025

Label: CPO

Reference: 555 025-2

Format: CD

Price: $15.98

Description: Just in time for Christmas... of 2017. Five first recordings of cantatas were composed for use in Lutheran religious services: an extensive opening chorus is followed by recitatives and arias, and a chorale strophe from a church hymn concludes the work with festive splendor of trumpets and timpani forms the dominant tonal element. German-English texts. Hanna Herfurtner (soprano), Carola Günther (alto), Georg Poplutz (tenor), Raimonds Spogis (bass), Kölner Akademie; Michael Alexander Willens.


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