65 songs (2 hours and 19 minutes) Released on January 1, 1987
Disc 1
1
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part One - For The First Day Of Christmas - No.1 Chorus: "Jauchzet, frohlocket"
The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
7:44
2
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part One - For The First Day Of Christmas - No.2 Evangelist: "Es begab sich aber zu der Zeit"
Anthony Rolfe Johnson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
1:10
3
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part One - For The First Day Of Christmas - No.3 Rezitativ (Alt): "Nun wird mein liebster Bräutigam"
Anne Sofie von Otter, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:51
4
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part One - For The First Day Of Christmas - No. 4 Aria: " Bereite dich, Zion"
Anne Sofie von Otter, Anthony Robson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
5:02
5
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part One - For The First Day Of Christmas - No.5 Choral: "Wie soll ich dich empfangen"
English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, The Monteverdi Choir & Johann Sebastian Bach
1:04
6
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part One - For The First Day Of Christmas - No.6 Evangelist: "Und sie gebar ihren ersten Sohn"
Anthony Rolfe Johnson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:21
7
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part One - For The First Day Of Christmas - No.7 Chorale: "Er ist auf Erden kommen arm", Recitativ (Bass): Wer will die Liebe recht erhöhn"
Olaf Bär, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
2:56
8
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part One - For The First Day Of Christmas - No. 8 Aria: "Großer Herr, o starker König"
Olaf Bär, Crispian Steele-Perkins, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
4:22
9
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part One - For The First Day Of Christmas - No.9 Choral: "Ach mein herzliebes Jesulein"
The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
1:13
10
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Two - For The Second Day Of Christmas - No. 10 Sinfonia
English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
5:24
11
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Two - For The Second Day Of Christmas - No.11 Evangelist: "Und es waren Hirten in derselben Gegend"
Anthony Rolfe Johnson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:34
12
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Two - For The Second Day Of Christmas - No.12 Chorale: "Brich an, o schönes Morgenlicht"
The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
1:01
13
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Two - For The Second Day Of Christmas - No.13 Evangelist, Engel: "Und der Engel sprach zu Ihnen"
Ruth Holton, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:37
14
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Two - For The Second Day Of Christmas - No.14 Rezitativ (Baß): "Was Gott dem Abraham Verheißen"
Olaf Bär, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:40
15
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Two - For The Second Day Of Christmas - No.15 Aria (Tenor): "Frohe Hirten, eilt, ach eilet"
Hans Peter Blochwitz, Lisa Beznosiuk, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
3:19
16
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Two - For The Second Day Of Christmas - No.16 Evangelist: "Und das habt zum Zeichen"
Anthony Rolfe Johnson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:23
17
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Two - For The Second Day Of Christmas - No.17 Chorale: "Schaut hin, dort liegt im finstern Stall"
The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:38
18
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Two - For The Second Day Of Christmas - No.18 Rezitativ (Baß): "So geht denn hin, ihr Hirten, geht"
Olaf Bär, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:48
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J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Two - For The Second Day Of Christmas - No.19 Aria (Alto): "Schlafe, mein Liebster, geniesse der Ruh"
Anne Sofie von Otter, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
9:21
20
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Two - For The Second Day Of Christmas - No.20 Evangelist: "Und alsbald war da bei dem Engel"
Anthony Rolfe Johnson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:14
21
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Two - For The Second Day Of Christmas - No.21 Chor: "Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe"
English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, The Monteverdi Choir & Johann Sebastian Bach
2:27
22
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Two - For The Second Day Of Christmas - No.22 Rezitativ (Baß): "So recht, ihr Engel, jauchzt und singet"
Olaf Bär, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:22
23
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Two - For The Second Day Of Christmas - No.23 Chorale: "Wir singen dir in deinem Heer"
English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, The Monteverdi Choir & Johann Sebastian Bach
1:09
24
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Three - For The Third Day Of Christmas - No.24 Chor: "Herrscher des Himmels, erhöre das Lallen" (I)
English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, The Monteverdi Choir & Johann Sebastian Bach
1:58
25
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Three - For The Third Day Of Christmas - No.25 Evangelist: "Und da die Engel von ihnen gen Himmel fuhren"
Anthony Rolfe Johnson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:08
26
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Three - For The Third Day Of Christmas - No.26 Chor: "Lasset uns nun gehen gen Bethlehem"
English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, The Monteverdi Choir & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:38
27
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Three - For The Third Day Of Christmas - No.27 Rezitativ (Baß): "Er hat sein Volk getröst"
Olaf Bär, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:36
28
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Three - For The Third Day Of Christmas - No.28 Choral: "Dies hat er alles uns getan"
English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, The Monteverdi Choir & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:42
29
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Three - For The Third Day Of Christmas - No.29 Duett (Sopran, Baß): "Herr, dein Mitleid, dein Erbarmen"
Nancy Argenta, Olaf Bär, Anthony Robson, Valerie Darke, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
6:50
30
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Three - For The Third Day Of Christmas - No.30 Evangelist: "Und sie kamen eilend"
Anthony Rolfe Johnson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
1:08
31
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Three - For The Third Day Of Christmas - No.31 Aria (Alt): "Schließe, mein Herze, dies selige Wunder"
Anne Sofie von Otter, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
5:00
32
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Three - For The Third Day Of Christmas - No.32 Recitativ (Alt): "Ja, ja, mein Herz soll es bewahren"
Anne Sofie von Otter, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:20
33
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Three - For The Third Day Of Christmas - No.33 Choral: "Ich will dich mit Fleiß bewahren"
English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, The Monteverdi Choir & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:50
34
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Three - For The Third Day Of Christmas - No.34 Evangelist: "Und die Hirten kehrten wieder um"
Anthony Rolfe Johnson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:22
35
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Three - For The Third Day Of Christmas - No.35 Choral: "Seid froh dieweil"
English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, The Monteverdi Choir & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:43
36
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Three - For The Third Day Of Christmas - No.24 Chor: "Herrscher des Himmels, erhöre das Lallen" (II)
English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, The Monteverdi Choir & Johann Sebastian Bach
1:55
Disc 2
1
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Four - For New Year's Day - No.36 Chor: "Fallt mit Danken, fallt mit Loben"
The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
5:33
2
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Four - For New Year's Day - No.37 Evangelist: "Und da acht Tage um waren"
Anthony Rolfe Johnson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:32
3
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Four - For New Year's Day - No.38 Rezitativ (Baß): "Immanuel, o süßes Wort" Arioso (Chor-Sopran, Baß): "Jesu, du mein liebstes Leben"-"Komm ich will dich mit Lust umfassen"
Nancy Argenta, Olaf Bär, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
2:15
4
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Four - For New Year's Day - No.39 Aria (Soprano, Echo-soprano): "Flösst, mein Heiland, flösst dein Namen"
Nancy Argenta, Katie Pringle, Anthony Robson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
5:40
5
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Four - For New Year's Day - No.40 Rezitativ (Baß): "Wohlan, dein Name soll allein" Arioso (Chor-Sopran): "Jesu mein Freud und Wonne"
Nancy Argenta, Olaf Bär, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
1:21
6
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Four - For New Year's Day - No.41 Aria (Tenor): "Ich will nur dir zu Ehren leben"
Hans Peter Blochwitz, Alison Bury, Maya Homburger, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
4:24
7
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Four - For New Year's Day - No.42 Choral: "Jesus richte mein Beginnen"
English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, The Monteverdi Choir & Johann Sebastian Bach
1:58
8
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Five - For The 1st Sunday In The New Year - No.43 Chor: "Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen"
English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, The Monteverdi Choir & Johann Sebastian Bach
6:08
9
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Five - For The 1st Sunday In The New Year - No.44 Evangelist: "Da Jesu geboren war zu Bethlehem"
Anthony Rolfe Johnson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:22
10
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Five - For The 1st Sunday In The New Year - No.45 Chor: "Wo ist der neugeborne König der Juden?" - Rezitativ (Alt): "Sucht ihn in meiner Brust"
Anne Sofie von Otter, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, The Monteverdi Choir & Johann Sebastian Bach
1:40
11
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Five - For The 1st Sunday In The New Year - No.46 Choral: "Dein Glanz all Finsternis verzehrt"
English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, The Monteverdi Choir & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:45
12
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Five - For The 1st Sunday In The New Year - No.47 Aria (Bass): "Erleucht auch meine finstre Sinnen"
Olaf Bär, Anthony Robson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
3:59
13
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Five - For The 1st Sunday In The New Year - No.48 Evangelist: "Da das der König Herodes hörte"
Anthony Rolfe Johnson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:11
14
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Five - For The 1st Sunday In The New Year - No.49 Rezitativ (Alt): "Warum wollt ihr erschrecken?"
Anne Sofie von Otter, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:30
15
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Five - For The 1st Sunday In The New Year - No.50 Evangelist: "Und ließ versammeln alle Hohepriester"
Anthony Rolfe Johnson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
1:24
16
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Five - For The 1st Sunday In The New Year - No.51 Terzetto (Soprano, Alto, Tenor): "Ach, wann wird die Zeit erscheinen?"
Nancy Argenta, Anne Sofie von Otter, Hans Peter Blochwitz, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
5:34
17
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Five - For The 1st Sunday In The New Year - No.52 Rezitativ (Alt): "Mein Liebster herrschet schon"
Anne Sofie von Otter, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:25
18
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Five - For The 1st Sunday In The New Year - No.53 Choral: "Zwar ist solche Herzensstube"
English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, The Monteverdi Choir & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:46
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J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Six - For The Feast Of Epiphany - No.54 Chor: "Herr, wenn die stolzen Feinde schnauben"
English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, The Monteverdi Choir & Johann Sebastian Bach
5:06
20
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Six - For The Feast Of Epiphany - No.55 Evangelist: "Da berief Herodes die Weisen heimlich" - Herodes: "Ziehet hin und forschet fleißig"
Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Olaf Bär, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:43
21
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Six - For The Feast Of Epiphany - No.56 Rezitativ (Sopran): "Du Falscher, suche nur den Herrn zu fällen"
Nancy Argenta, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:56
22
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Six - For The Feast Of Epiphany - No.57 Aria (Sopran): "Nur ein Wink von seinen Händen"
Nancy Argenta, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
4:24
23
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Six - For The Feast Of Epiphany - No.58 Evangelist: "Als sie nun den König gehöret hatten"
Anthony Rolfe Johnson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
1:03
24
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Six - For The Feast Of Epiphany - No.59 Chorale: "Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier"
English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, The Monteverdi Choir & Johann Sebastian Bach
1:02
25
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Six - For The Feast Of Epiphany - No.60 Evangelist: "Und Gott befahl ihnen im Traum"
Anthony Rolfe Johnson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:23
26
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Six - For The Feast Of Epiphany - No.61 Rezitativ (Tenor): "So geht! Genug, mein Schatz geht nicht von hier"
Hans Peter Blochwitz, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
1:51
27
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Six - For The Feast Of Epiphany - No.62 Aria (Tenor): "Nun mögt ihr stolzen Feinde schrecken"
Hans Peter Blochwitz, Anthony Robson, Valerie Darke, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
3:59
28
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Six - For The Feast Of Epiphany - No.63 Rezitativ (Sopran, Alt, Tenor, Baß): "Was will der Hölle Schrecken nun?"
Nancy Argenta, Anne Sofie von Otter, Hans Peter Blochwitz, Olaf Bär, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Johann Sebastian Bach
0:37
29
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Six - For The Feast Of Epiphany - No.64 Choral: "Nun seid ihr wohl gerochen"
English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, The Monteverdi Choir & Johann Sebastian Bach
3:26