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The next-to-last album in our complete recording of Johann Kuhnau's cantatas once again presents outstanding examples of German Lutheran church music. "They reinforce the positive impression created by the previous volumes. The singers very much know their way around Kuhnau, and this knowledge is rendered audible. The instrumental parts are perfectly executed" (musicweb international of Vol. 6). Kuhnau's magnificent cantata "Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern" for five-part choir, two corni grandi, two recorders, five-part strings (with divided violas), and basso continuo is certainly an outstanding composition within his oeuvre and a special highlight on Vol. 7. This work has been transmitted in a copy made by the renowned Weimar city organist and lexicographer Johann Gottfried Walther, who is known to have engaged in personal dialogue with Kuhnau. The cantata is framed by Philipp Nicolai's sacred hymn of the same name and traces it's origins to an anonymous poet, and in it Kuhnau lives up in every way to the outstanding reputation that he enjoyed among his contemporaries as a vocal composer in the devotional church style. The opening chorus clothes the chorale in a musical fabric of great sonority consisting of imitations, in anticipation, in repetition, and of motet character, such as only a few composers of his generation could have committed to paper.
The next-to-last album in our complete recording of Johann Kuhnau's cantatas once again presents outstanding examples of German Lutheran church music. "They reinforce the positive impression created by the previous volumes. The singers very much know their way around Kuhnau, and this knowledge is rendered audible. The instrumental parts are perfectly executed" (musicweb international of Vol. 6). Kuhnau's magnificent cantata "Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern" for five-part choir, two corni grandi, two recorders, five-part strings (with divided violas), and basso continuo is certainly an outstanding composition within his oeuvre and a special highlight on Vol. 7. This work has been transmitted in a copy made by the renowned Weimar city organist and lexicographer Johann Gottfried Walther, who is known to have engaged in personal dialogue with Kuhnau. The cantata is framed by Philipp Nicolai's sacred hymn of the same name and traces it's origins to an anonymous poet, and in it Kuhnau lives up in every way to the outstanding reputation that he enjoyed among his contemporaries as a vocal composer in the devotional church style. The opening chorus clothes the chorale in a musical fabric of great sonority consisting of imitations, in anticipation, in repetition, and of motet character, such as only a few composers of his generation could have committed to paper.
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Format: CD
Label: CPO RECORDS
Rel. Date: 05/06/2022
UPC: 761203539925

Complete Sacred Works
Artist: Opella Musica
Format: CD
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1. Nicht Nur Allein Am Frohen Morgen: I. Nicht Nur Allein Am Frohen Morgen
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2. Nicht Nur Allein Am Frohen Morgen: II. Das Bleibt Gewiss
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3. Nicht Nur Allein Am Frohen Morgen: III. Es Grünt Doch Den Gerechten Wie Die Palmen
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4. Nicht Nur Allein Am Frohen Morgen: IV. Erleuchte Mich, Du Großes Licht
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5. Nicht Nur Allein Am Frohen Morgen: V. Zwei Große Lichter Müssen Sein
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6. Nicht Nur Allein Am Frohen Morgen: VI. Das Ewige Licht Geht Da Herein
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7. Und Ob Die Feinde Tag Und Nacht: I. Und Ob Die Feinde Tag Und Nacht
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8. Und Ob Die Feinde Tag Und Nacht: II. Gott, Unser Feste Burg, Steht Noch
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9. Und Ob Die Feinde Tag Und Nacht: III. Wir Haben Die Reinen Und Seligen Lehren
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10. Und Ob Die Feinde Tag Und Nacht: IV. Ein Jeder Mag Nur Als Ein Christ Nach Christi Regeln Leben
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11. Und Ob Die Feinde Tag Und Nacht: V. Nimm Mich Mir Und Gib Mich Dir
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12. Wie Schön Leuchtet Der Morgenstern: I. Wie Schön Leuchtet Der Morgenstern
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13. Wie Schön Leuchtet Der Morgenstern: II. Allein, Heut Wird Der Große Klein
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14. Wie Schön Leuchtet Der Morgenstern: III. Uns Ist Ein Kind Geboren
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15. Wie Schön Leuchtet Der Morgenstern: IV. O Wunderschön
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16. Wie Schön Leuchtet Der Morgenstern: V. Doch Leuchtet In Der Niedrigkeit Ein Strahl Von Seiner Göttlichkeit
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17. Wie Schön Leuchtet Der Morgenstern: VI. Kommt, Ihr Völker
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18. Wie Schön Leuchtet Der Morgenstern: VII. Ich Huld'ge Dir, Großmächt'ger Prinz
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19. Wie Schön Leuchtet Der Morgenstern: VIII. Zwingt Die Saiten In Cythara
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20. Uns Ist Ein Kind Geboren: I. Sonata
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21. Uns Ist Ein Kind Geboren: II. Uns Ist Ein Kind Geboren
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22. Uns Ist Ein Kind Geboren: III. Dein Geburtstag Ist Erschienen
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23. Uns Ist Ein Kind Geboren: IV. Ich Will Den Namen Gottes Loben Mit Einem Liede
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24. Uns Ist Ein Kind Geboren: V. Jesu, Dir Sei Dank Gesungen
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25. Uns Ist Ein Kind Geboren: VI. Immanuel, So Wirst Du Dir Gefallen Lassen
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26. Uns Ist Ein Kind Geboren: VII. Jesu, Dir Sei Preis Gesungen
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27. Uns Ist Ein Kind Geboren: VIII. Alleluja, Alleluja
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28. Das Alte Ist Vergangen: I. Sonata
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29. Das Alte Ist Vergangen: II. Das Alte Ist Vergangen
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30. Das Alte Ist Vergangen: III. Weil Christus Des Gesetzes Ende
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31. Das Alte Ist Vergangen: IV. Wieviel Euer Getauft Sind
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32. Das Alte Ist Vergangen: V. In Christi Rock Heiß Ich Ein Christe
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33. Das Alte Ist Vergangen: VI. Des Herzens Lust Stehet Zu Deinem Namen
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34. Das Alte Ist Vergangen: VII. So Alt, O Jesu, Man Von Deinem Namen Redet
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35. Das Alte Ist Vergangen: VIII. Freuet Euch, Dass Eure Namen Im Himmel Angeschrieben Sind
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36. Das Alte Ist Vergangen: IX. Gottes Denken
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The next-to-last album in our complete recording of Johann Kuhnau's cantatas once again presents outstanding examples of German Lutheran church music. "They reinforce the positive impression created by the previous volumes. The singers very much know their way around Kuhnau, and this knowledge is rendered audible. The instrumental parts are perfectly executed" (musicweb international of Vol. 6). Kuhnau's magnificent cantata "Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern" for five-part choir, two corni grandi, two recorders, five-part strings (with divided violas), and basso continuo is certainly an outstanding composition within his oeuvre and a special highlight on Vol. 7. This work has been transmitted in a copy made by the renowned Weimar city organist and lexicographer Johann Gottfried Walther, who is known to have engaged in personal dialogue with Kuhnau. The cantata is framed by Philipp Nicolai's sacred hymn of the same name and traces it's origins to an anonymous poet, and in it Kuhnau lives up in every way to the outstanding reputation that he enjoyed among his contemporaries as a vocal composer in the devotional church style. The opening chorus clothes the chorale in a musical fabric of great sonority consisting of imitations, in anticipation, in repetition, and of motet character, such as only a few composers of his generation could have committed to paper.
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