Cantata No. 43 for Ascension, and Orchestral Suite No. 1

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(The image at left [courtesy Wikimedia Commons] shows column detail from the Nikolaikirche, Leipzig, which is modelled on palms.  The theme of palms is prevalent in the architecture of the Nikolaikirche, which, with the Thomaskirche, is one of the churches served by Bach between 1723 and 1750.  The Nikolaikirche also played a pivotal role in the fall of the Communist regime of East Germany in the 1980's.)

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Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C, BWV 1066 - Ensemble Sonnerie, Monica Huggett, director

Little Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 (trans. Leonard Borwick) - Jonathan Plowright, piano

Cantata BWV 43 Gott fähret auf mit Jauchzen (translation) - Barbara Schlick, soprano;  Catherine Patriasz, alto;  Christoph Pregardien, tenor;  Peter Kooy, bass;  Collegium Vocale, Philippe Herreweghe, conductor

Sarabande, from the Cello Suite No. 6, BWV 1012 (trans. Herbert Fryer) - Jonathan Plowright, piano

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, BWV 147 (trans. Myra Hess) - Jonathan Plowright, piano


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