Friday, December 27, 2013

Cantatas for the Third Day of Christmas

Cantatas for the Third Day of Christmas include BWV 64BWV 133 and BWV 151.

Recordings of BWV 64 are found here.
The three chorales would have been familiar to the congregations in attendance, and will sound "familiar" to the modern ear.  Also, note the striking accompaniments of the violin with the soprano aria, and of the oboe d'amore with the alto aria.

Recordings of BWV 133 are listed here.

Recordings of BWV 151 compiled here.
The alto aria is the centerpiece of this cantata, and has a memorable melody.  Note the emphasis on the D at various places in this aria.

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