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Sells: Magnificat – Christmas in Leipzig (24/48 FLAC)

Sells: Magnificat - Christmas in Leipzig (24/48 FLAC)
Sells: Magnificat – Christmas in Leipzig (24/48 FLAC)

Composer: Johann Schelle, Johann Kuhnau, Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Solomon’s Knot
Conductor: Jonathan Sells
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Sony
Release: 2019
Size: 758 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Johann Schelle:
01. Machet die Tore weit

Johann Kuhnau:
Magnificat in C major
02. I. Magnificat anima mea
03. II. Et exsultavit spiritus meus
04. III. Quia respexit humilitatem
05. IV. Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her
06. V. Quia fecit mihi magna
07. VI. Freut euch und jubiliert
08. VII. Et misericordia eius
09. VIII. Fecit potentiam
10. IX. Deposuit potentes
11. X. Esurientes implevit bonis
12. XI. Gloria in excelsis Deo
13. XII. Suscepit Israel
14. XIII. Sicut locutus est
15. XIV. Virga Jesse floruit
16. XV. Gloria Patri, gloria Filio
17. XVI. Sicut erat in principio

Johann Sebastian Bach:
Magnificat in E flat major, BWV243a
18. I. Magnificat anima mea
19. II. Et exsultavit
20. III. Vom Himmel hoch
21. IV. Quia respexit
22. V. Quia fecit mihi magna
23. V. Freut euch und jubiliert
24. VII. Et misericordia eius
25. VIII. Fecit potentiam
26. IX. Gloria in excelsis Deo
27. X. Deposuit potentes
28. XI. Esurientes implevit bonis
29. XII. Virga Jesse floruit
30. XIII. Suscepit Israel
31. XIV. Sicut locutus est
32. XV. Gloria Patri

Opening with Schelle’s motet Machet die Tore weit, followed by Kuhnau’s Magnificat which provided Bach with the blueprint for his 1723 version in Eb (including Christmas lauds), Solomon’s Knot’s first-ever album traces the connection between the three ‘Johanns’ who were subsequently cantor at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig through their festive music for the Advent and Christmas period.

To emphasise what Solomon’s Knot stands for, the album had to be recorded live, which happened during the performance of ‘Christmas in Leipzig’ at the Barbican’s Milton Court in December last year. Created by James Halliday and Jonathan Sells who share the artistic responsibility of the collective, this programme was first presented by Solomon’s Knot at the 2015 Christmas Festival at St John’s Smith Square, where the collective will return this year.

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