J.S. Bach: Motets

J.S. Bach: Motets

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Total playing time [68:34]

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Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys, Fifth Avenue, New York
John Scott (conductor)


One of the world’s leading liturgical choirs, the Saint Thomas Choir of Men & Boys of Fifth Avenue, New York, with their renowned director John Scott, begin a major new collaboration with Resonus Classics with this new and exciting recording of Motets by J.S. Bach.

Representing a vital cornerstone of Baroque choral repertoire these seven Motets are often emotive, joyous, intensely virtuosic, and are some of the most accomplished and sublime of Bach’s many musical achievements. 

Album Booklet (PDF)

Tracklist

Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229
1. Komm, Jesu, komm
2. Drum schließ ich

Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225
3. Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied
4. Wie sich ein Vater erbarmet
5. Lobet den Herrn in seinen Taten

Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV Anh. 159
6. Ich lasse dich nicht
7. Ich dank dir

Der Geist hilft, BWV 226
8. Der Geist hilft
9. Der aber die Herzen forschet
10. Du heilige Brunst

Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227
11. Jesu, meine Freude
12. Es ist nun nichts
13. Unter deinem Schirmen
14. Denn das Gesetz
15. Trotz dem alten Drachen
16. Ihr aber seid nicht fleischlich
17. Weg mit allen Schätzen
18. So aber Christus
19. Gute Nacht
20. So nun der Geist
21. Weicht, ihr Trauergeister

22. Fürchte dich nicht, BWV 228

23. Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, BWV 230

'The tone of the New York trebles is sweet and healthy. Fans of the cathedral choir sound will relish an old fashioned large forces performance with organ, cello and violone continuo'

- BBC Music Magazine

'The tone of the New York trebles is sweet and healthy. Fans of the cathedral choir sound will relish an old fashioned large forces performance with organ, cello and violone continuo [...] The over-lapping iterations of 'Singet! Singet!' in Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied (BWV 225) are brilliantly energised [...] Scott's shaping of the chorales in Jesu, meine Freude (BWV 227) is suave'
BBC Music Magazine

'The Choir of St Thomas's, New York fields nearly 50 singers. Half of these are boy trebles, so the top line is always sustained smoothly […] John Scott's measured pacing yields harmonic clarity during the alternating double-choir sections in Komm, Jesu, komm […] the New York recording yields a gently profound effect.'
Gramophone

'The choir bring a sense of freshness, vigour and refinement to these works. John Scott has achieved very high standards of discipline and rhythmic precision. Intonation is pristine. Clarity of the polyphonic textures is scrupulously delineated'
MusicWeb International

'[...] sublime music in fine performances'
Lark Reviews

'[...] singing, recording and documentation are all good [...] he instrumentalists on the recording are never obtrusive'
MusicWeb International (download roundup)

Credits
© 2015 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2015 Saint Thomas Church under exclusive licence to Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10152
Producer & Editor: Malcolm Bruno
Executive Producer: Adam Binks
EAN: 5060262790564
Cover image: © Malgorzata Kistryn - Fotolia.com