6 Feb 2016 - Douai Abbey

His cantatas, unlike Bach’s, were not written to complement the Lutheran liturgy, but for use in devotional concerts. Eins bitte ich vom Herrn is a particularly charming and intimate example. Bach’s motets are a cornerstone of the choral repertoire, and indeed of Reading Bach Choir’s identity. Swedish composer Sven-David Sandström has reclothed the text of Bach’s Komm, Jesu, Komm in his own musical language, and Buxtehude’s cantata is the starting point for his dark and brooding Es ist genug.

Reading Bach Choir:
Eins bitte ich vom Herrn – Dietrich Buxtehude
Es ist genug – Sven-David Sandström
Komm, Jesu, komm – J S Bach
Komm , Jesu, komm – Sven-David Sandström
Singet dem Herrn – J S Bach

Soprano Solo:
Fried-und Freudenreiche Hinfahrt – Buxtehude

Musical Director: Matthew Hamilton
Soprano soloist: Gwen Martin
Ensemble: Con Amici Barocco