Monday, December 16, 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone! We are celebrating Christ Immanuel, the Word who became Flesh for our sakes. The incarnation is such an awesome event. God humbled Himself and came to earth as the God-Man to pay the price for our sins so that we could be redeemed. Such amazing love!

Please enjoy this performance of Bach's Christmas Oratorio (Weihnachtsoratorium), BWV 248. Nikolaus Harnoncourt is conducting. Performers include Concentus Musicus Wien and soloists of the outstanding Tölzer Knabenchor. Soloists Peter Schreier (tenor) and Robert Holl (bass) really stand out. This performance is from 1982. You can purchase it here.

The Mystical Nativity (1501) by Sandro Botticelli

Cantatas No. 1 - 3

Cantatas No. 4 - 6


Xylotrupes said...

A friendly reminder that Christmas Day is on the 25th not the 16th.

Knight Telekinetic said...

Doy I know that of course! This is the Christmas season so it's ok to say Merry Christmas. Anyways, what did you think of the performance?

Xylotrupes said...

Too few men in the choir ... can barely hear them. Otherwise a nice performance. The Botticelli painting is gorgeous.

Knight Telekinetic said...

It is a Baroque choir so don't expect a loud booming sound as you would get with a large choir. I agree, really gorgeous.

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