Cantata No. 132 & Canonic Variations on Vom Himmel Hoch

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On the program:

Sleepers Wake!, from Cantata BWV 140 - Empire Brass;  Douglas Major, organ (National Cathedral)

Cantata BWV 132 Bereitet die Wege, bereitet die Bahn! (translation) - Brigitte Geller, soprano;  Michael Chance, countertenor;  Jan Kobow, tenor;  Dietrich Henschel, bass;  Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Canonic Variations on Vom Himmel hoch da komm' ich her, BWV 769a - Gerhard Weinberger, organ (Zacharias Hildebrandt Organ at St. Wenceslas [St Wenzel] Church, Naumburg, Germany)

Concerto in C minor for Violin and Oboe after BWV 1060 - Jeanne Lamon, violin and director;  John Abberger, oboe;  Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

(image by Naumburg_St_Wenzel_Orgel.JPG: Concord, picture showing organ by Zacharias Hildebrandt derivative work: Rabanus Flavus (Naumburg_St_Wenzel_Orgel.JPG) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons)

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