BACH: Cantatas, BWV 34, 50 and 147 / Vater unser im Himmelreich / Allein Gott in der Hoh' sei Ehr'
Bach was Leipzig’s Director Musices between 1723 and 1729, as well as being Cantor of St. Thomas’s School involving providing music for the four principal churches and also any other special sacred or secular occasion. During these years Bach supplied at least three complete annual cycles of Cantatas for the church year. The rich variety of his writing for solo voices and orchestra along with thrilling choral textures is well represented in these three cantatas.
Bach, J S:
Cantata BWV50 'Nun ist das Heil und die Kraft'
Chorale Prelude BWV636 'Vater unser im Himmelreich'
Cantata BWV34 'O ewiges Feuer, O Ursprung der Liebe'
Chorale Prelude BWV663 'Allein Gott in der höh sei Ehr'
Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben'
The Sixteen, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers