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BBC Singers: The Adoration of the Magi

German baroque choral and instrumental music for the season of Epiphany: motets, chorales and cantatas to mark the turning of the year and the coming of the Wise Men.

The Adoration of the Magi.

BBC Singers, St James's Baroque, James O'Donnell (conductor).

Live from St Paul's, Knightsbridge, in London, Petroc Trelawny introduces a programme of German Baroque music for the season of Epiphany: motets, chorales and cantatas to mark the turning of the year and the coming of the Wise Men.

James O'Donnell conducts the BBC Singers and period-instrument ensemble St James' Baroque in music by J S Bach and some of his musical contemporaries and forebears, and by one of the earliest composers of the whole Bach dynasty - Heinrich Bach, born in 1615.

Samuel Scheidt: Das alte Jahr vergangen ist.
Franz Tunder: Helft mir Gott's Güte preisen.
Dietrich Buxtehude: Alles, was ihr tut mit Worten oder mit werken.
Heinrich Bach: Sinfonias.
J S Bach: Alles nur nach Gottes Willen, BWV 72.

c. 8.25 pm: During the interval, organ settings of the great Epiphany chorale "How Brightly Shines the Morning Star".

c. 8.45 pm: Part 2.
Samuel Scheidt: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern.
Johann Kuhnau: Ich habe Lust abzuscheiden.
Heinrich Bach: Sinfonias.
J S Bach: Was mein Gott will, das g'scheh allzeit, BWV 111.

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