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Cantata `Christ lag in Todes Banden` (1708-08, 1724-25), BWV    4 (Bach)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)

Cantata `Christ lag in Todes Banden` (1708-08, 1724-25) BWV 4

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`Christ lay in the bonds of death`

1. Sinfonia
Violini, Viole, Basso continuo
2. [Coro] Versus l: Christ lag in Todes Banden
Violini, Viole, Cornetto, Tromboni, Basso continuo
3. [Duetto]...Read more
`Christ lay in the bonds of death`

1. Sinfonia
Violini, Viole, Basso continuo
2. [Coro] Versus l: Christ lag in Todes Banden
Violini, Viole, Cornetto, Tromboni, Basso continuo
3. [Duetto] (Soprano, Alto) Versus II: Den Tod niemand zwingen kunnt
Cornetto, Trombone, Basso continuo
4. [Aria] (Tenore) Versus III: Jesus Christus, Gottes Sohn
Violini, Basso continuo
5. [Coro] Versus IV: Er war ein wunderlicher Kreig
Basso continuo
6. [Aria] (Basso) Versus V: Heir ist das rechte Osterlamm
Violini, Viole, Basso continuo
7. [Duetto] (Soprano, Tenore) Versus VI: So Feiern wir das hohe Fest
Basso continuo
8. [Choral] (Coro) Versus VII: Wir essen und leben wohl
Violini, Cornetto, Viole, Basso continuo

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Soprano - Martha Gnarini [Mvts. 2,7], mezzo-soprano - Flavia Axelirud [Mvt. 2], tenors - Juan Pablo Vercesi [Mvt. 4], Andrés Pinto [Mvts. 4,7], baritone - Gonzalo Castro. Coro de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, UBA. June 1, 2008, Buenos Aires.
Added by: Osobnyak , 07.06.2017 20:33           

Performed by the Murray State University Concert Choir on March 5, 2017 in historic Lovett Auditorium. Nathan Brown - tenor, Conor Whalen - bass, Steven Kinnamon, Ray Weaver - violins, Michael Hill, Lisa Weaver - violas, Richard Davis - cello, Robert Whitmer - bass. Dr. John Dressler - organ.
Added by: Osobnyak , 05.06.2017 21:33           

Peter Elosits - soprano, Paul Esswood - countertenor. Wiener Sängerknaben. Chorus Viennensis. Chorus mäster - Hans Gillesberger. December 1970, March/April 1971, Vienna.
Added by: D-503 , 22.04.2009 23:12           

Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam (Artistic Leader: Harry van der Kamp). Counter-tenor - Terry Wey, bass - Harry van der Kamp. Reorded in concert: Bach en het Lutherlied, during Festival Classique at the Lutherse Kerk, Den Haag, the Netherlands, June 16, 2012.
Added by: Osobnyak , 06.06.2017 14:48           

Countertenor - Terry Wey. Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam. Recorded: June 20-23, 2012, Glauchau, Saxony, Germany.
Added by: Osobnyak , 01.03.2019 17:23           

Boy Soprano - Paul Bernewitz [Mvt. 4], Friedrich Praetorius [Mvt. 7] (Soloists of the Thomanerchor Leipzig), alto - Stefan Kahle, tenor - Martin Petzold, bass - Gotthold Schwarz. April 16-17, 2010, Leipzig.
Added by: Osobnyak , 06.06.2017 11:05           

Ensemble Nadia Boulanger. June 2, 1937, Paris.
Added by: Anatoly_Shirykalov , 22.01.2016 19:40           

Contralto - Claudia Hellmann, tenor - Helmut Krebs, bass - Jakob Stämpfli. Heinrich-Schütz-Chor Heilbronn. Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra. 1961, Ilsfeld, Germany.
Added by: alexa_minsk , 16.10.2014 16:21           

Ensemble Vocal `Jubilate Deo`. Tenor - Étienne Rosset, bass - Antoine Sicot. Cello - Katarzyna Ewald Alemany. Organ - Jorris Sauquet. Recorded: March 22, 2009, Paris.
Added by: Osobnyak , 15.11.2018 20:32           

Recorded in All Saints Church, Tooting, England, November 1980.
Added by: serbar , 23.05.2015 20:21           

Aldeburgh Festival, 14.06.2013.
Added by: serbar , 04.06.2015 19:47           

Georgnkirche, Eisenach, 23-24 April 2000.
Added by: serbar , 28.07.2015 12:10           

The arias are sung by sections of the choir. Recorded: June 22, 2014, live at Chateau de Versailles, France.
Added by: Osobnyak , 22.01.2019 00:40           

Céline Scheen - soprano, Damien Guillon - countertenor, Thomas Hobbs - tenor, Benoît Arnould - baritone. Le Banquet Céleste. 18 July 2014 in Saintes (Abbaye aux Dames).
Added by: Osobnyak , 06.06.2017 19:19           

Soprano - Lucy De Butts, tenor - Valério Contaldo, bass - Lisandro Abadie. Ensemble Orlando Fribourg (choir & orchestra). Recorded & filmed live at St-Michel Church, Fribourg, Switzereland, in the frame of Festival International de Musiques Sacrées-Fribourg (FIMS), July 3, 2016.
Added by: Osobnyak , 06.06.2017 13:33           

Soprano: Rahel Maas [BWV 4/3]; Alto: Elvira Bill [BWV 4/3]; Melanie Beck (Violoncello) [BWV 4/3]; Andreas Gräsle (Organ) [BWV 4/3,7]; Tenor: Andreas Weller [BWV 4/4]; Christine Busch (Violin) [BWV 4/4]; Bass: Matthias Horn [BWV 4/6]; Soprano: Rebekka Fries [BWV 4/7]; Tenor: Hans Jörg Mammel [BWV 4/7]; Melanie Beck (Violoncello) [BWV 4/7]. Solistenensemble Stimmkunst. Stiftsbarock Stuttgart. Recorded: April 8, 2016, Stuttgart (live).
Added by: Osobnyak , 01.03.2019 18:04           

Soprano - Noémi Kiss, contralto - Éva Lax, tenor - Péter Marosvári. Tamás Sackaliczky - organ. Lutherania Choir. Recorded: June 7, 1998, Budapest.
Added by: Osobnyak , 21.01.2019 05:48           

Soprano - Éva Bodrogi, contralto - Kornélia Bakos, tenor - Zoltán Megyesi, bass - Attila Fenyvesi. Lutherania Choir & Chamber orchestra. Recorded: March 22, 2010, Budapest.
Added by: Osobnyak , 21.01.2019 19:33           

Recorded: April 1, 2018, Budapest.
Added by: Osobnyak , 21.02.2019 23:34           

Sopranos - Martina Daxböck & Barbara Zidar, contralto - Anna Kargl, tenor - Johannes Bamberger, basses - Daniel Gutmann & Ricardo Bojórquez Martínez. Cappella Nova Strumentale. Domkantorei St. Pölten. Recorded: May 1, 2016, Sankt Pölten, Austria.
Added by: Osobnyak , 16.11.2018 00:33           

Bachsolisten Seoul. Recorded: May 1, 2012, Seoul, South Korea.
Added by: Osobnyak , 22.01.2019 01:08           

Kai Wessel - countertenor. The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir. Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, 23 November 1994 - 3 December 1994.
Added by: Cypros , 21.03.2012 23:11           

Soprano - Edit Drüszler, tenor - Árpád Palotai. Kórus Spontánusz. Recorded: April 24, 2013, Hungary.
Added by: Osobnyak , 15.11.2018 19:34           

Choir of Somerville College, Oxford. Musicians of the Dreaming Spires. St. Michael at the North Gate, Oxford , 9 March 2012.
Added by: Osobnyak , 07.06.2017 22:31           

Maria Jung - rgan. Frankfurt State School of Music Chorus. Göttingen Bach Festival Orchestra. July 31-August 2, 1950, Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Added by: Osobnyak , 05.06.2017 13:40           

Contralto - Sytse Buwalda, tenor - Nico van der Meel. Holland Boys Choir. Recording: St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland, VI-VII, 2000.
Added by: Osobnyak , 07.05.2017 16:40           

Soprano - Christina Bristow, tenor - Jon Lee Keenan, bass - Brett McDermid. Los Angeles Chamber Choir. Instrumental ensemble. Recorded: March 24, 2018, Los Angeles.
Added by: Osobnyak , 16.11.2018 01:32           

Gli Angeli Genève. Aleksandra Lewandowska - soprano, Alex Potter - contralto, Valerio Contaldo - ténor, Stephan MacLeod - basse et direction. Bruxelles, 2016.
Added by: hamerkop , 11.09.2016 23:39           

Vox Luminis Paris 2017
Added by: hamerkop , 08.07.2017 11:22           

Soprano - Lynda Lee, contralto - Alison Browner, tenor - Eamonn Mulhall, bass - Nigel Williams. Canzona Chamber Choir. Orchestra of St Cecilia. Recorded: January 26, 2003, Dublin.
Added by: Osobnyak , 01.03.2019 18:46           

Soprano - Odéi Bilodeau, contralto - Elaine Lachica, tenor - Philippe Gagné, bass - Drew Santini. Recorded live at Das Alte Kapelle, Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany, during the Tage für Alte Musik Festival, June 9, 2014.
Added by: Osobnyak , 06.06.2017 11:20           

Soprano - Odéi Bilodeau, contralto - Elaine Lachica, tenor - Philippe Gagné, bass - Drew Santini. Recorded: June 2014, Montreal.
Added by: Osobnyak , 01.03.2019 17:47           

Soprano - Maïlys de Villoutreys, contralto - William Shelton, tenor - Reinoud Van Mechelen, baritone - Tomáš Král, bass-Baritone - Virgile Ancely. Ensemble Pygmalion. Recorded: February 6, 2018, Paris (live).
Added by: Osobnyak , 21.01.2019 21:02           

Soprano - Maïlys de Villoutreys, contralto - Lucile Richardot, tenor - Samuel Boden, bass - Christian Immler. Ensemble Pygmalion. Recorded: October 7, 2015, Amsterdam.
Added by: Osobnyak , 21.01.2019 22:52           

Tenor - Olivier Coiffet, bass - Marc Souchet. Les Petits Chanteurs de Sainte-Croix de Neuilly (The Paris Boys Choir; Los Niños Cantores de Paris). Orchestre le Collège de Musique Sacrée. Recorded: April 7, 2015, Paris.
Added by: Osobnyak , 15.11.2018 21:44           

Baritone - Gordon Jones. Hilliard Ensemble (OVPP). January 2001, Munich.
Added by: Cypros , 22.03.2012 15:08           

Soprano - Laurence Dutoit, tenor - Kurt Equiluz, bass - Hans Braun. Anton Heiller - continuo, Jurg Schaeftlein - oboe. Wiener Akademiechor (Vienna State Chamber Choir). May 1959, Vienna.
Added by: Osobnyak , 05.06.2017 22:47           

Soprano - Anny Felbermayer, tenor - Fritz Uhl, baritone - Hans Braun. Wiener Kammerchor (Vienna Chamber Choir). Choir & Orchestra of the Bach Guild, 1951.
Added by: Cypros , 21.03.2012 19:20           

Katharine Fuge - soprano, Hans Jorg Mammel - tenor. Recorded at Église de Saint Loup sur Thouet, France, November 2007.
Added by: Cypros , 21.03.2012 20:59           

Soprano - Emily van Evera, contralto - Caroline Trevor. Violin 1 - Andrew Manze. Taverner Consort & Players. April 1993, London.
Added by: Osobnyak , 06.06.2017 01:28           

Leipzig, 24 February 1950.
Added by: Cypros , 22.03.2012 11:15           

Soprano - Rosemarie Landry, tenor - Ben Heppner, bass - Mark Pedrotti. Tudor Singers of Montreal. CBC Vancouver Orchestra. 1984.
Added by: Osobnyak , 22.02.2019 15:06           

Edith Wiens - soprano, Wolfgang Sch` #246;ne - bass. Stuttgart, December 1980.
Added by: Pripyat , 08.06.2010 11:21           

Contralto - Ingeborg Danz, bass - Franz-Josef Selig. Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart. Recorded: April 16, 1997, SWR-Funkstudio Villa Berg, Germany.
Added by: Osobnyak , 15.11.2018 17:40           

Soprano - Julia Sophie Wagner, contralto - Lidia Vinyes Curtis, tenor - Nicholas Phan, baritone - Tobias Berndt. Ensembles der Bachkantaten-Akademie (Ensembles of the Bach Cantata Academy). Chorus Master - Kathy Saltzman Romey. Recorded: August 16, 2015, Arnstadt.
Added by: Osobnyak , 20.11.2018 13:39           

RIAS-Kammerchor, RIAS-Knabenchor. RIAS-Kammerorchester. Recorded: March 17-19, 1952, Berlin.
Added by: Osobnyak , 07.08.2018 11:01           

Paul Lachenmeier - trompet. Munchen, Herculessaal, 7/1968.
Added by: kollontay_ , 02.10.2011 16:46           

Organ - Hedwig Bilgram. April 1958, Munich.
Added by: Osobnyak , 05.06.2017 21:07           

BACHIANA BRASILEIRA - Orquestra. October 9, 2016, Rio de Janeiro.
Added by: Osobnyak , 06.06.2017 15:55           

Thomanerchor Leipzig. 1981.
Added by: abyrvalg , 27.03.2014 13:15           

Gli Invaghiti. 2018 (live).
Added by: Osobnyak , 04.03.2019 21:55           

Soprano - Yumiko Kurisu, alto - Akira Tachikawa, tenor - Koki Katano. Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women`s University Chapel, Japan, June-July 1995.
Added by: Cypros , 21.12.2009 19:45           

Contralto - Marga Höffgen. Karl Suske - violin, Helmut Weimann - cello, Konrad Siebach - double-bass, Hannes Kästner - organ. Recorded: June 1-5, 1959, Leipzig.
Added by: Osobnyak , 08.08.2018 04:25           

Tenor - Benjamin Butterfield, bass - Kurt-Owen Richards On period instruments. Recorded: March/April 1994, California, USA.
Added by: Osobnyak , 15.11.2018 03:34           

Soprano - Liliya Gaysina, contralto - Yulia Mikkonen, tenor - Andrey Krasavin. Recorded: December 8, 2011, Moscow (live).
Added by: Osobnyak , 01.03.2019 17:04           

Soprano - Liliya Gaysina, contralto - Yulia Mikkonen, tenor - Andrey Krasavin. Recorded: April 24, 2009, Moscow (live).
Added by: Osobnyak , 01.03.2019 18:33           

Thüringischer Akademischer Singkreis. Weimarer Barock-Ensemble (with original instruments). Recorded: May 1993, Berlin.
Added by: Osobnyak , 27.02.2019 23:41           

Polyphonia Khoros. Octeto de Cordas da Camerata Florianópolis. Recorded: September 15, 2013, Lages, Brazil.
Added by: Osobnyak , 15.11.2018 19:58           

Polyphonia Khoros. Grupo de Cordas da Camerata Florianópolis. Recorded: September 11, 2013, Santa Catarina, Brazil.
Added by: Osobnyak , 16.11.2018 00:41           

Soprano - Agnes Zsigovics, tenor - Philippe Gagné, bass - Normand Richard. Les Idées heureuses. Recorded: March 29, 2015, Montreal (live).
Added by: Osobnyak , 22.01.2019 00:19           

Tenor - Hans Jörg Mammel, bass - Wolf-Matthias Friedrich. Balthasar-Neumann-Choir. Recorded by SWR Stuttgart at Sendesaal Villa Berg, Germany, March 15-17, 2001.
Added by: Cypros , 26.10.2013 20:01           

Countertenor - Alex Potter, tenor - Thomas Hobbs. Recorded: January 23-25, 2017, Berlin.
Added by: Osobnyak , 16.11.2018 01:14           

Soprano - Marie-Sophie Pollak, contralto - Mélodie Ruvio, tenor - Benjamin Bruns, bass - Thomas E. Bauer. Chorus Musicus Köln. Das Neue Orchester. Recorded: October 8-12, 2015, Cologne.
Added by: Osobnyak , 25.12.2017 13:34           

Soprano - Johanna Koslowsky, alto - Elisabeth Popien, tenors - Gerd Türk, Wilfried Jochens, bass - Stephan Schreckenberger. April 1999, Germany.
Added by: alexa_minsk , 31.05.2013 02:37