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~ Sigiswald Kuijken(Hybrid SACD)
Bach: Cantatas Bwv 67, 85, 12 / Kuijken, La Petite Bande, Bach, J.S. / La Petite Bande, Release Date: 07/27/2010, Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach, Performer: Jan Van der Crabben, Conductor: Sigiswald Kuijken, Orchestra/Ensemble: La Petite Band, Number of Discs: 1. Sigiswald Kuijken continues his series of cantatas for the liturgical year with music for the three Sundays after Easter. The most familiar, composed for Weimar, is BWV 12, with it's haunting sinfonia for oboe and strings, and the opening chorus, which formed the basis for the Crucifixus of the B-Minor Mass. Cantata 67 is typically atypical for Bach-seven movements, symmetrical laid out: chorus, aria, recitative, chorale, recitative, aria, and chorale. The second aria is a dramatic scene in which the bass soloist represents the voice of Jesus and the chorus the voices of the faithful. Cantata 85 has no opening chorus; each of the four soloists has an aria before the work concludes with a simple chorale.
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