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Bachchor Mainz

Overview
Works: 101 works in 189 publications in 4 languages and 3,689 library holdings
Genres: Oratorios  Requiems  Live sound recordings  Christmas music  Filmed performances  Holy Week music  Nonfiction films  Masses  Offertories (Music)  Sacred music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Musician, Other, Instrumentalist
Classifications: M2010, 782.23
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bachchor Mainz
Oratorio de Noël = Christmas oratorio = Weihnachtsoratorium by Camille Saint-Saëns( )

7 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kantaten by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach( )

5 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in Latin and German and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

December 1791, the final Requiem: Tired by his many voyages around Europe ever since he had been rejected in Vienna, Mozart could not find the strength to honour his promise to compose a Requiem in record time for the person who had commissioned it. He was in fact to be struck down by illness during its composition and it was his pupil Süssmayr who finished the work according to his instructions. This version remains the most convincing, for the presence and grandeur of Mozart are present everywhere - in the baroque imagination and the classical style, in the universal unrest and the sheer terror of a man alone in the face of Death
Harmoniemesse : Messe Nr. 14 B-Dur für Soli, Chor, Orchester und Orgel (Hob. XXII, 14) = Mass no. 14 B flat major by Joseph Haydn( )

3 editions published in 2011 in Latin and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

4 editions published in 2018 in German and Undetermined and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Layton leads the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and his own superb choral ensemble, Polyphony, in a powerful performance of Bach's most dramatic masterpiece, the St. John Passion. Joined by a starry team of soloists, Layton directs a particularly vivid account of the work, the excitement of the narrative drama contrasting with heartbreaking moments of reflection
The gadfly : complete original score for the 1955 film by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( )

2 editions published in 2017 in Russian and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christmas oratorio = Weihnachtsoratorium = Oratorio de Noël by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

5 editions published in 2018 in German and Undetermined and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weihnachts-Oratorium, Teil 1-6, für Soli, Chor, Orchester und Continuo, BWV 248
Missa, op. 87 by Heinrich von Herzogenberg( )

4 editions published in 1997 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wohl dem, der den Herren fürchtet by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2010 marked the 300th anniversary of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710 - 1784), the eldest son of Johann Sebastian Bach. While rather unknown today, Wilhelm Friedemann was one of the most outstanding headstrong composers of his time. However, after World War Two, many of his works went missing and, amazingly, were found again by the renowned Bach researcher Christoph Wolff (Harvard) in Kiev (Ukraine) in 1999. For the musical world, the rediscovery of these musically and technically highly sophisticated compositions was a sensation. The international TV audience will have the unique opportunity to take part in the world premiere of these four beautiful cantatas, performed in the impressive Augustiner-Church in Mainz. Cantatas: 'Ach, dass du den Himmel zerrissest', 'Gott fahret auf mit Jauchzen', 'Wohl dem, der den Herren fürchtet', 'O Wunder, wer kann dieses fassen'
Cantata 'O Wunder, wer kann dieses fassen' by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2010 marked the 300th anniversary of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710 - 1784), the eldest son of Johann Sebastian Bach. While rather unknown today, Wilhelm Friedemann was one of the most outstanding headstrong composers of his time. However, after World War Two, many of his works went missing and, amazingly, were found again by the renowned Bach researcher Christoph Wolff (Harvard) in Kiev (Ukraine) in 1999. For the musical world, the rediscovery of these musically and technically highly sophisticated compositions was a sensation. The international TV audience will have the unique opportunity to take part in the world premiere of these four beautiful cantatas, performed in the impressive Augustiner-Church in Mainz. Cantatas: 'Ach, dass du den Himmel zerrissest', 'Gott fahret auf mit Jauchzen', 'Wohl dem, der den Herren furchtet', 'O Wunder, wer kann dieses fassen'
Cantata 'Ach, dass du den Himmel zerrissest' by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2010 marked the 300th anniversary of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710 - 1784), the eldest son of Johann Sebastian Bach. While rather unknown today, Wilhelm Friedemann was one of the most outstanding headstrong composers of his time. However, after World War Two, many of his works went missing and, amazingly, were found again by the renowned Bach researcher Christoph Wolff (Harvard) in Kiev (Ukraine) in 1999. For the musical world, the rediscovery of these musically and technically highly sophisticated compositions was a sensation. The international TV audience will have the unique opportunity to take part in the world premiere of these four beautiful cantatas, performed in the impressive Augustiner-Church in Mainz. Cantatas: 'Ach, dass du den Himmel zerrissest', 'Gott fahret auf mit Jauchzen', 'Wohl dem, der den Herren furchtet', 'O Wunder, wer kann dieses fassen'
Cantata 'Gott fähret auf mit Jauchzen' by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2010 marked the 300th anniversary of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710 - 1784), the eldest son of Johann Sebastian Bach. While rather unknown today, Wilhelm Friedemann was one of the most outstanding headstrong composers of his time. However, after World War Two, many of his works went missing and, amazingly, were found again by the renowned Bach researcher Christoph Wolff (Harvard) in Kiev (Ukraine) in 1999. For the musical world, the rediscovery of these musically and technically highly sophisticated compositions was a sensation. The international TV audience will have the unique opportunity to take part in the world premiere of these four beautiful cantatas, performed in the impressive Augustiner-Church in Mainz. Cantatas: 'Ach, dass du den Himmel zerrissest', 'Gott fahret auf mit Jauchzen', 'Wohl dem, der den Herren furchtet', 'O Wunder, wer kann dieses fassen'
Sinfonia in D minor by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2010 marked the 300th anniversary of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710 - 1784), the eldest son of Johann Sebastian Bach. While rather unknown today, Wilhelm Friedemann was one of the most outstanding headstrong composers of his time. However, after World War Two, many of his works went missing and, amazingly, were found again by the renowned Bach researcher Christoph Wolff (Harvard) in Kiev (Ukraine) in 1999. For the musical world, the rediscovery of these musically and technically highly sophisticated compositions was a sensation. The international TV audience will have the unique opportunity to take part in the world premiere of these four beautiful cantatas, performed in the impressive Augustiner-Church in Mainz. Cantatas: 'Ach, dass du den Himmel zerrissest', 'Gott fahret auf mit Jauchzen', 'Wohl dem, der den Herren furchtet', 'O Wunder, wer kann dieses fassen'
Harmoniemesse by Joseph Haydn( )

2 editions published in 2011 in Latin and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cantata no. 129 : Gelobet sei der Herr, mein Gott ; Cantata no. 119 : Preise, Jerusalem, den Herrn by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

3 editions published in 1971 in German and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oratorio de Noël : op. 12 = Weihnachtsoratorium = Christmas oratorio by Camille Saint-Saëns( Recording )

5 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psalm 51 by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi( Recording )

4 editions published between 1967 and 1974 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach : rediscovered cantatas( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bachchor Mainz and the Arpa festante München, conducted by Ralf Otto, pay a tribute to Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: for the first time they perform four of his cantatas during a concert recorded in St. Augustine's Church in Mainz. On the occasion of the tricentenary of the birth of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, the Bachchor Mainz and the Arpa festante München (a chamber orchestra specialized of the Baroque repertoire), accompanied by four soloists, premiere four great cantatas and a symphony composed by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, an unknown composer who yet was regarded as one of the most talented sons of Jean-Sébastien Bach. This "enfant terrible", who was a highly talented musician as a child, had a very interesting career as organist and composer despite he was in the shadow of his father. The "Bach of Halle", as he was nicknamed according to his appointment as Director of Music and organist in Halle's church, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach chose to lead an independant career and left his position in 1764, contrary to his contemporaries that were supported by powerful institutions or people. Despite the miserable life he had after this choice of career, he left us wonderful works. He has in particular greatly contributed to develop the genre of church cantata. The musicians remarkably perform this premiere of four of the "spiritual cantatas" he composed around 1750. They are conducted by a great connoisseur of the repertoire, indeed Ralf Otto is known for having conducted works by forgotten composers of the Baroque era several times. This wonderful concert is accompanied by the ancient instruments of the Arpa festante, at the choir of St. Augustine's Church in Mainz with beautiful rococo decorations
Choralkantaten zum Kirchenjahr by Max Reger( Recording )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in Undetermined and German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach( Visual )

5 editions published in 2010 in 3 languages and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2010 the world is celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, whose music - for the most disparate reasons - was for a long time shrouded in oblivion. Many of his works disappeared completely after the Second World War and it was not until 1999 that they were rediscovered in Kiev. The present world-premiere recording of four of his cantatas grants us a fascinating insight into the composer's output and invites us to join him on a musical voyage of discovery. These ambitious works, which were written for Christmas and Ascension, attest to the technical and musical virtuosity of Johann Sebastian Bach's eldest son
 
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Bach Choir, Mainz

Bach Choir of Mainz.

Bachchor

Bachchor Mainz choir

Chorale J.S. Bach Mainz

Mainz Bach Choir.

Languages
German (31)

Latin (20)

Russian (2)

French (1)