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Choir of New College Oxford


JS Bach Motets

Total playing time: 70'34''  
Recorded in New College Chapel, Oxford, July 2008
Released December 2009; re-released on Novum October 2010
Novum: NCR 1381

"The Bach motets are considered one of the summits of the choral repertory. Their technical and aesthetic challenges are virtually unparalleled. New College approaches these works with its customary zest and energy, strongly characterizing the forward impulse of the music, and its dramatic qualities. A debate turns around the numbers of singers Bach would have called upon to sing these pieces. What is abundantly clear is that institutional resources dictated the choice, as they do at New College. If New College’s ensemble is slightly larger then Bach’s, both groups, across three hundred years, are composed largely of student voices. This music is for a rising generation of musicians: an exemplar of excellence in polyphonic composition and singing." -Presto Classical

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1 Jesu, meine Freude 1:17
2 Es is nun nichts 3:12
3 Unter deinem Schirmen 1:12
4 Denn das Gesetz 1:05
5 Trotz dem alten Drachen 2:25
6 Ihr aber seid nicht fleischlich 3:14
7 Weg mit allen Schätzen 1:14
8 So aber Christus 2:18
9 Gute Nacht 3:37
10 Weicht, ihr Trauergeister 1:23
11 Weicht, ihr Trauergeister 1:23
12 Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden 6:52
13 Komm, Jesum, komm 7:42
14 Drum schliss ich 1:16
15 Fürchte dich nicht 9:34
16 Der Geist hilft 4:25
17 Der aber die Herzen 2:21
18 Du heilige Brunst 1:29
19 Singet dem Herrn 5:26
20 Wie sich ein Vater 4:28
21 Lobet den Herrn in seinen Taten 4:24